How do I redirect a linked object to a different source file?

Hi BlenderArtists,

in my project I am using a linked object for an animation.
However. I need this object in a few different “flavors”, always with slight changes, but the animations that I do with this objects should stay the same. That means I would link the object, animate it and THEN I would like to be able to replace the linked object by a different version of the object.

So my idea was to make a file for each different version and then redirect the link in the animated scene to another version of the object.

Is this somehow possible? How?



in outliner, switch to datablock view and browse to Libraries. you’ll see the file name that has been linked into the scene. just change that and reload the scene.

Thank you boyleo!

It works like a charm!