Bulk Modifier Actions
Modifiers are Blender’s solution to a non-destructive workflow when it comes to working with objects (mesh or otherwise) and they provide a lot of powerful, and sometimes necessary, functionality. But Blender’s current iteration of the UI can cause some pain when you need to work with many modifiers at once. Thankfully, we’ve introduced some new operators and UI elements to ease this burden and speed up your workflow when it comes to the modifier stack.
Copies all modifiers (and their settings) from one object to another, provided they’re of the same type. This operation has two modes available to it: “Selected to Active” and “Active to Selected”. The operator only works when only 2 objects are selected at any given time. You can not (yet) copy modifiers from an active object to multiple selected objects and vice versa.
By default, you can find this new operator in the “Object Context Menu”, provided that you have Extend Blender’s Menus & Panels enabled in the addon preferences.
Applying and removing modifiers can be extremely tedious, as it requires clicking either the “Apply” or “Remove” button on each individual modifier for each separate object. This addon provides several operators (and accompanying menus) for applying or removing modifiers on an entire selection of objects.
By default, you can find these new operators in the “Object Context Menu”, provided that you have Extend Blender’s Menus & Panels enabled in the addon preferences.
Applies/removes all modifiers on the currently selected object(s).
Applies/removes all modifiers, provided that the modifer name matches the given user criteria.
- The substring to search for. Any modifiers that match or contain this value will be affected.
- Exact Match
- When enabled, the modifier name has to match the given “Search” string exactly, otherwise it will attempt a partial match.
- Case Sensitive
- When enabled, modifier’s name will need to match the casing of the “Search” string.
Applies/removes all modifiers on the currently selected object(s) based on their type. This operator comes with an accompanying contextual menu that will only display the types of modifiers that exist in the current selection.
This tool can be incredibly useful for applying only Boolean modifiers while leaving other modifiers alone.