I'm trying to link a blender model into another, but this file has an armature, and I can't seem to do import both the model and the armature at the same time, parented and weight painted.
The only way I can seem to make the other model move is if I imported both separately and parented them with automatic weights, I've done a lot of weight paint on the original model, fine tuned the armature, so I'm sure as heck not doing that!
Is there anyway to link the whole thing at once? The model AND the armature?
Go to menu File > Link
click the .blend from which you wanna link armature + mesh
go to Objects and select the mesh object! It will import the armature object as well, and the weightpainting too.
If multiple mesh objects are parented to the armature, then select all mesh objects in file dialog.
I'm sitting, waiting, wishing, building Blender in superstition...