How to apply array on collection?

i created a collection (contain 5 diffrent mesh)

i want to create a pattern of collectionerrrr

Man, I think it´s not possible. You can try the folowing:

1 - make the origin of all objects be tha same
2 - Use the Array modifier in one of the objects
3 - Select the others, then select the object with the Array.
4 - Copy the modifiers, from that one to the others.

I was asking something similar:

I believe I’ve read something about some new features regarding collections which would allow a similar approach, meaning, being able to affect the whole collection. But I can’t remember exactly what was that about.

There is. No new feature at all. Just select all the desired object and convert them to mesh. Alt c in old blender shortcuts and it ll apply modifiers.

I think we’re talking about two different things.

If you look at the example I posted in that thread you’ll see what I mean:

Which is more related to what the OP posted here.

Sorry for that missunderstanding.but you are right affecting a combination of object in one mesh will be a solution. And if you want to keep the opportunity to move them separately.you ll have to skin them on bones.
Didn’t try with a duplivert. But I think that only the "carrying vertices " ll be affected by the modifier.

Instance collection perhaps? Didn’t try it for the moment.

I think that should work. Let us know if you test it out

Unfortunately, collection instance is not it.

What I remember was something new they were working on. It’s not ready yet but from what I remember eventually it should make it possible to add modifiers to entire collections. Only, I can’t remember what exactly is :confused:

The question is, do you want to create a one-time arrangement with a collection? Or do you want to create an arrangement that then needs to be modified or influenced by other modifiers in the modifier stack?

For the first thing, Empty elements in 2.8 support collections instances. You can create the instance with an empty. Array modifiers do not support Empty elements, but you can use the following addon with the empty:

For the second thing, there may be some limited and tedious Workaround there. I don’t think developers will add new features to Array modifier, so we will have to wait for everything nodesd project to be completed and fill the Array modifier shortcomings.