Alembic: instances are not supported.
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Description

System Information

Blender Version
2.78

Short description of error
I have some boxes(instances) but they are not imported as instances. They all have unique mesh.


Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
import ABC file

Details

Type
Bug

Well. Nowhere in release notes, instances are mentionned as supported.
https://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Dev:Ref/Release_Notes/2.78/Alembic

It is rather a ToDo than a bug.

Could you add shared meshes support, please? It's really vital.

FBX export/import in Blender does support shared meshes/instances.

Bastien Montagne (mont29) triaged this task as "Normal" priority.

We typically do not accept requests on this tracker… But will let @Kévin Dietrich (kevindietrich) decides whether he wants to close this as known TODO or work on it soon. ;)

Although I'll try look into this shortly, I'm going to close this ticket so as to not have too many open tasks cluttering the bug tracker. I added a note about it in my personal to-do list anyway. (Also: not a bug :) )