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Inconsistent data-block pin behavior
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Description

System Information
Operating system: Windows-7-6.1.7601-SP1 64 Bits
Graphics card: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti/PCIe/SSE2 NVIDIA Corporation 4.5.0 NVIDIA 430.64

Blender Version
Broken: version: 2.80 (sub 74), branch: master, commit date: 2019-07-01 15:48, hash: rBdcf520cdad79
Worked: (optional)

Short description of error
Current opened tab determines availability of mesh data of pinned object

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error

  1. Select default cube
  2. Go to mesh tab
  3. Pin cube (shape keys and vertex groups are not there)
  4. Unpin cube
  5. Go to Modifiers tab
  6. Pin again
  7. Now in mesh tab you can see shape keys and other stuff

Details

Type
Bug

Event Timeline

Sybren A. Stüvel (sybren) triaged this task as Needs Information from User priority.

Your Blender is more than a week old, and a lot of development happened since then. Please test with the latest daily build from https://builder.blender.org/download/

build 2019-07-10 10:32, hash: rB12ceea04344a

same issue

Sybren A. Stüvel (sybren) claimed this task.

I checked with the UI team, and this is working as designed. When you pin in the mesh panel, you pin the mesh itself. The vertex groups and shape keys are defined on the object, so they disappear. When you pin from the modifiers tab, you pin the object, so you still have access to its mesh. The same is true for lamps, cameras, materials, etc.