I made a little cloud using Metaballs:
I would like to duplicate the Metaballs to a different layer to back up this cloud, then convert the main layer's Metaballs into a mesh.
When I select the Metaball objects and duplicate them to another layer, they remain on Layer 1 and the elements copied onto the other layer have no mesh:
This is what gets duplicated and moved to Layer 2.
Meanwhile on Layer 1 the duplicated Cloud on the right has not been moved to Layer 2.
So obviously there's got to be another way of doing this (maybe I convert the Metaballs into a mesh, copy the mesh, then Undo conversion? Or duplicate the Blender file).
I'm just trying to work with Metaballs in a non-destructive way to go back to my Metaball setup if I need to.