Just as you can import
references from external files into your scene, you can also export
objects in your scene to external files and keep them as references.
To export the willow tree
- Open the Outliner (
Window > Outliner).
- Select willow1MeshGroup.
> Export Selection > .
Selection Options window appears.
- Select Edit > Reset Settings.
- Turn on Keep only a reference.
- Click Export Selection.
The file browser appears.
- Enter the name tree and click Export
If you check the Reference
Editor, you can see a new entry called treeRN tree.ma. The main scene is now
referencing the tree from an external file, just like your zombies.