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Duplicates of linked groups/collections with proxy armatures no longer function independantly in separate scenes
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System Information
Operating system: Windows 7 64
Graphics card: nVidia GeForce GTX 970

Blender Version
Broken: 2.80.72, e1d1899e7290, 2019-5-25
Worked: 2.79b official release

Short description of error
In 2.79b you can have duplicates of linked groups with proxy armatures as long as they were in separate scenes. This could be done either by creating a new scene and linking the group again or by copying a scene containing the data.

In 2.8 all instances of linked collections are shared and only one proxy armature effects the linked collection regardless of the data being in separate scenes.

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
The attached file "Proxy System Regression - Source File" contains the linked data used in the other attatched file "Proxy System Regression - Linked Data File".

Opening the latter file in 2.79b, each of the two scenes has the group instanced and a proxy armature deforming it in a different way. In 2.8 however, only one deformation from one proxy armature takes place across any scene. You can also attempt to link the group/collection in a new file and add a proxy armature but the result when attempting to create a duplicate scene or link the data again will work as previously described.

Event Timeline

Dan (D) created this task.May 26 2019, 1:35 AM
Bastien Montagne (mont29) lowered the priority of this task from Needs Triage by Developer to Confirmed, Medium.

@Sergey Sharybin (sergey) we need your depsgraph relations lights here I think… Am not sure why that behavior should not be possible in 2.80 (would not expect both depsgraphs to share some evaluation? And would expect each deg to check own proxy from own scene, not use proxy from the other scene…).

Btw, checked, we get 'correct' behavior with both old and new depsgraphs in 2.79…