Distribute Objects Addon

by Duarte Ramos in Scripts and Addons

Distribute Objects addon is Blender addon that allows arraying existing objects in your scene so they don't overlap in an orthogonal grid arrangement with configurable spacing.

Useful mainly in three situations:

  1. Dealing with overlapping objects
  2. When linking/appending multiple assets from an external  file at the same time.
  3. Distributing objects regularly over a scene like an array.



If you link Collection Instances into a scene they will often be placed at scene origin or 3D Cursor position all overlapping. You can't easily tell them apart or selected them.
With this addon separating them moving them is two mouse clicks away, easily incrementally moving them selected objects so the no longer overlap.

This may also be useful when populating a scene with different assets like distributing objects over a shelf, a table or along a street.

This is not another of those array addons that duplicate objects, or creates new ones. This is meant to array different already existing objects through your scene.