Duplicate Special in Autodesk Maya

Used to create a specified number of duplicates, and choosing geometry types (Copy/Instance).

  • Select object
  • Open the edit menu (from the most top menu)
  • Select the small box next to ‘Duplicate special’ to open the options box
  • Geometry type:

– Copy : Creates a new copy of the object, independent from the original

– Instance : Copy is linked to the original, changing attributes of the original will also apply to this/these copies.

  • Add the desired move, rotate and scale values
  • Enter the desired number of copies
  • Click on ‘Duplicate Special’ to apply the duplication