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I wam new to blender. I have a large forest I would like to render. Blender gets extreme lag and usually completely crashes when I display the whole scene. I split the forest into multiple layers. Is there a way to render all the necessary layers without displaying them in the 3d view?

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Yes, this is possible, however there might be better ways of handling this.

Disable Lock layers to scene in the 3D view > Header.

Now you can set the Scene layers in Properties > Renderlayers to the layers you want to render (in this case, 1, 2, and 3)

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Note that only layer 1 is visible in the viewport.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you. I will try it later and tell you if it works. $\endgroup$ – EmptyStuff Feb 4 '14 at 21:14

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