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How do you import multiple .objs at once

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I've been trying unsuccessfully for the past hour to import multiple files into one project. The only way I have found is to use Merge, but that is one at a time. It won't let me select multiple files, and when I drag and drop files into the Objects tab (top r) it makes each one into its own window.


I'm with a neuroscience lab and our meshes are quite complex - C4D seems to default import them to >1 km long, so I manually decrease the size, also for each mesh. There must be a better way! Trying to get a hundred neurons or so into one window. Any help would be appreciated! 


Here's a screenshot from an in-browser reconstruction tool of some of the cells we're trying to showcase. This is called the central complex and it comes from a fly brain. 




Thank you!


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I wish I had a better answer for you, but I tried a couple things and didn't find a great solution yet.  Here's a tip for importing: change your import preferences to match what you need for the scene scale, etc.  Then you only have to select your preset and hit 'enter.'  I couldn't figure out how to change the Default preset, however.  Anybody know how to do that?



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  • Thank you @natevplas and @bentraje ! Using both of these, crucially helpful!  


    Here's a forbidden donut I hope you can enjoy as thanks. It's actually the neurons surrounding a fly's esophagus XD 



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    mmmmm, donut!

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    if you use the content browser (shift+f8) you can drag in multiple files and they will merge. 

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