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In 2.79 I could select a workspace, choose any scene and easily switch between workspaces - for example I had one scene for modeling and another one for VSE.

But in 2.8 I can't find a way to do so. It seems like scene selecting is now a global thing and switching between workspaces shares the same scene.

As you can see green highlighted part is a scene created specifically for Video Editing, but if I switched to workspace Layout - I'd still be viewing this scene.

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I used to this so much, cause Blender doesn't allow to use same scene as strip in VSE.

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  • $\begingroup$ if you mean what used to be layers then collections has replaced it a google search of collections in blender 2.8 will probably help $\endgroup$ – J Block Jun 28 at 10:10
  • $\begingroup$ @J Block I didn't mean layers or collections. Whole scene, which contains everything $\endgroup$ – Serge L Jun 28 at 10:14
  • $\begingroup$ top of screen on the right there is the scene settings almost like 2.79 $\endgroup$ – J Block Jun 28 at 10:24
  • $\begingroup$ @J Block Yes, except it shows same scene for every workspace $\endgroup$ – Serge L Jun 28 at 10:26
  • $\begingroup$ that is if you duplicate it if you press add new scene by type and choose new it will create a new empty one. i might just have a different build of 2.8 but that's what i found $\endgroup$ – J Block Jun 28 at 10:29
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Just to clarify (or what I think the problem is): It's annoying to constantly change the active scene when switching between Video editing and any other operation.

The workaround is to use "Window->New Main Window" and use the first window for 'Video Editing' and the second window for everything else. I realize the convenience when you change the scene for Layout/Modeling/Sculpting/Animation etc. But this becomes an INconvenience for the 'Video Editing' workspace. It seems it takes another monitor to go smoothly.

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  • $\begingroup$ Yeah "New Main Window" dedicated for special scene is currently the best solution, even for a single monitor $\endgroup$ – Serge L Sep 4 at 9:17

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