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Appended group not selected
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occurs since v2.78, works in 2.77


  • file, append (shift f1)
  • select other blender file
  • select "groups"
  • select a group
  • check the "select" icon
  • click "append from library"

expected outcome: added group and its shild objects should be selected
outcome: nothing is selected

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Bastien Montagne (mont29) lowered the priority of this task from 90 to 30.Dec 29 2016, 10:51 AM

I can’t confirm this here, for me both 2.77 and 2.78 show same behavior (non-selected objects from appended group). Which is consistent imho, you cannot select a group, only either its objects, or, in case you enable the 'Instance Group' option, the object instancing the group (which does happen in both 2.77 and 2.78).

Jurgen (JurgenH) added a comment.EditedDec 29 2016, 11:03 AM

Thanks for your feedback. But can you reconsider?

Why would it not be possible to select a group? (all its children)
You can do exactly that by going to Groups view in the Outliner view.

I find it weird to say that the select option in the append screen would not apply to groups, if that as such is in fact possible. It is even selected by default, but its not working.

And it is in particular impractical when using the append functionality in Python scripts. You have no idea which group/objects were appended, because auto renaming occurs when appending the same group twice. (.001, etc) When these objects would be selected you can easily access them, even when they got renamed.

Bastien Montagne (mont29) raised the priority of this task from 30 to 50.

OK, so not a regression from 2.77. But yes, on second thoughts I agree it makes more sense to also select group's objects in that case, will check on this.

Wow, thanks for fixing this so quickly