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Linked Backround scene with animation not updating with new depsgraph
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When I link in a scene that has animation in it, and set that scene as the background, the animation doesn't playback if I'm using the new depsgraph. This works fine w/out the new depsgraph.


launch blender with --enable-new-depsgraph flag
Create file1 with a scene called "layout". Animate a camera in the scene.
In file2, link file1/Scene/layout.
In the scene property panel set the scene background to be "layout"
Scrub in the timeline - notice the camera doesn't update.

If you launch blender w/out the enable-new-depsgraph flag, it works fine.

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Joey Ferwerda (TheOnlyJoey) lowered the priority of this task from 90 to 30.Jan 24 2017, 2:16 PM

Thanks for the report.

We need a bit of information though.
Which version of Blender is used, and have you tried with the latest buildbot release to see if it is fixed already?
Also PC specifications and OS would be useful.


Hi Joey,

I tried it with 2.78 and with the latest build from yesterday, and it didn't work with either. Both on mac and on windows.


Here's a file demonstrating the issue..

if you unzip it and load blender using the --enable-new-depsgraph flag, then load Shot_01.blend you'll see that it's got cubeScene.blend linked it, and cubeScene as the background. Scrub in time, and you can see that the animation isn't updating.

Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) raised the priority of this task from 30 to 90.Jan 25 2017, 5:56 AM

Switching back to needs triage

Sergey Sharybin (sergey) lowered the priority of this task from 90 to Normal.
Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) changed the task status from Resolved to Unknown Status.Feb 10 2017, 7:36 PM

I just checked this in the official 2.78b release on OS X and the bug is back. Did it not get checked into main? We were relying on this fix for a bunch of shots. :(

I checked in the daily build from today, and it does work correctly. Why was this pulled from the official release? Any chance it can be patched back in?

Joey Ferwerda (TheOnlyJoey) changed the task status from Unknown Status to Resolved.Feb 10 2017, 7:50 PM

I think all current patches in master are staged for 2.79.
2.78b had a very specific set of fixes that were allowed for a 'b' release. I would suggest using a buildbot version at the moment or be patient for 2.79 which is due in a couple of months.

Closing as this is fixed in master.