big buck bunny prod files, empty proxies import ?

I looked closely at BBB prod files, trying to understand how it’s done.

How do they import the chars in the scenes, what’s that “ghost” icon in the list view ?

There is something I dont understand, can someone explain how to import the chars in a scene ?
It seems not be a simple “link” …


nobody ?

I’ll explain what I dont understand !

when I link a character of BBB in scene I cant edit the armature and animate it !
If I append it, the file becomes very heavy …
So how did the peach team to append the armature and link the character mesh, having this little ghost icon in the outliner ?

You need to create a proxy object for the linked item in order to manipulate it.
Take a look here:

Thx !
I’ll check that carefully …