I am in the process of learning Blender and I need to be able to import objects from one scene into another scene. Shift + F1 just gives me the “Error: not a library” message. To make sure my files were totally Okay, I used sample .blend files from the CD that came with the Blender Book by Carsten Wartmann. I followed the instructions below, given by Frank Stalter in the BlenderBase with no positive result. Does someone know what the next step would be to troubleshoot this problem? I am running Debian Linux (Sarge) on a P111. Thanks in advance,
[Frank Stalter adds:]
Once you get the hang of it, it’s easy and useful. Let’s say you want to append a material or object from your Append.Blend file to the file you’re currently working with. Hold down shift and press F1. Go to the appropriate file by right clicking until the file name is highlighted in blue and pressing enter. A “Load library” button will be visible in the top right of the window. Then you’ll see categories like materials, objects and so on. Right click on where you want to go and press enter. You can also select multiples objects or materials or meshes, so if you need to append several of them, you don’t have to repeat the process over and over.