12 Jan
2010

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Duplicate object in C4D

You may want to copy and paste an object in the object window in C4D, if you have tried using the quick-keys (Apple + C) copy and (Apple + V) paste. It causes an issue/problem by placing the pasted object at the top of the object window, which can be very annoying when there are loads of objects.

OKAY… Grab the object you want to duplicate and hold the ctrl key at the same time. The icon should change to a plus(+) sign or 2 overlapping boxes depending on which version of C4D you are using – see below image. Then you can place it anywhere.

Duplicate Object C4D

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9 Thoughts on "Duplicate object in C4D"

  1. 28 May
    2013

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    Derar

    Thank you very much 🙂 really appreciate XD

  2. 25 Jun
    2014

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    waleed hegazy

    thanks for you 🙂

  3. 25 Jun
    2014

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    me@grafxflow

    Always glad to help the creative community.

  4. 9 Jul
    2014

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    Kikina

    Thanx so much !! 🙂

  5. 21 Aug
    2014

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    James

    Ummm for some reason this isnt working for me..

  6. 21 Aug
    2014

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    me@grafxflow

    Are you keeping the ‘ctrl’ pressed while moving the duplicated object?

  7. 21 Sep
    2014

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    khalid

    that you so much bro

  8. 29 Sep
    2014

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    Lindsay

    How do I do this, without creating an instance of the duplicated object?

    When I modify the duplicated object, and change it’s material (for example) the previous object will change as well.

    Any pointers much appreciated!

  9. 29 Sep
    2014

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    me@grafxflow

    Hi Lindsay,

    Are you duplicating the object with the material already added. If so only the object is duplicated not the material. So they will still be sharing the same material and its attributes and any changes will affect both.

    So if needed, copy the material and drag and drop it over the duplicated objects material. All the attributes should stay the same such as tiling etc.

    Hope this helps.

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