Change Clone to Duplicate?


Hope this is easy: Can a Cloned item be changed into a Duplicate?

I accidentally cloned an item and had animated it before realizing all the motion was being cloned. So I was wondering, is it possible to turn one of the clones into a duplicate so that it can be animated independently of the original without losing other properties? If possible, I don’t really want to delete the clone and start over with a proper duplicate.

Thanks in advance for any info.


I should clarify that what was cloned is a curve deformer structure. I basically want to break the animation link it has to the original modules.

Ah, it was easier than I thought it would be. I just recopied the original structure, went back to the clone and then used Ctrl-B + Create New Columns, and replaced the cloned structure. Now the animation is independent. It even copied the existing keyframes on the deformer for me to modify, which is really want I wanted.

Whew! :slight_smile:

thanks for following through with your own answer! I am often confused by the ‘paste special’ options.