In the 3D view I have a tree behind a house, but despite that the tree is behind the house and way back in the scene, it's just in front of the camera! How come it's like this? I have used a skin modifier to create the tree. Other objects looks like they should depending on their position.

Here is a picture. The leafs on the tree are OK and not visible, just the tree trunk and branches.

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  • $\begingroup$ can you add a screenshot so we can see this more clearly ? $\endgroup$ Sep 9, 2017 at 12:00
  • $\begingroup$ @Shams I added an image $\endgroup$
    – 3D-kreativ
    Sep 9, 2017 at 12:05
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    $\begingroup$ Check that you did not put a check mark beside x-ray in display section for the tree trunk (you will find it in object section in properties panel) $\endgroup$ Sep 9, 2017 at 12:18
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    $\begingroup$ @Shams The x-ray was the problem! Thanks for the help! Question solved. $\endgroup$
    – 3D-kreativ
    Sep 9, 2017 at 12:21
  • $\begingroup$ @Shams Why don't you post an answer (maybe include a screen shot so that others who may come across the question can understand easily) and we can knock this out of the unanswered queue. ;-) $\endgroup$
    – Mentalist
    Sep 10, 2017 at 7:09

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The Problem is that the x-ray was checked

when the x-ray is disabled the object in back can't be seen like in the photo and when it is enabled it goes front off everything.

For example the back cube (orange) isn't visible clearly because x-ray isn't checked enter image description here

But in this photo it is checked look : enter image description here

this checkbox is used in many things like making/creating/assinging bones without it we could not see the bones: enter image description here

This Checkbox Can be found here : (Properties panel --> Object --> Display)

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