I wanted to copy my mesh to another layer before I apply a mirror modifier. I copied it, went into an empty layer, and pasted it. However, every change I make seems to be synced on the two layers somehow, so if I apply the mod, it applies on the other layer too. Does anyone know how to help me? This has been not letting me make much progress. Thanks in advance!

  • $\begingroup$ you need to duplicate the mesh (Shift+D), so that both meshes are not linked, then you can move it to whatever layer you want. $\endgroup$
    – user1853
    Sep 18, 2017 at 2:50
  • $\begingroup$ Copy pasting should be used exclusively to transfer between to distinct running instances of Blender or two separate windows, not to duplicate objects in the same file $\endgroup$ Sep 18, 2017 at 3:45
  • $\begingroup$ I tried Shift + D, and I duplicated it to another layer. However, they are somehow still linked. I did u -> unlink and it didn't change. Whenever I apply the mirror modifier, it applies to both meshes. $\endgroup$
    – Philip KP
    Sep 18, 2017 at 19:54


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