Questions tagged [layers]

Layers are used to separate objects in a scene. Layers help in keeping scenes organized. This tag is specifically for questions related to using layers in blender.

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Export to DXF, convert each object to separate layer

I have imported an OBJ file into blender, After modyfing the objects in blender i want to export the file as DXF and have each object under the collection be a layer. Currently, when exporting to ...
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Layer painting problem

I have an issue with painting a certain section that has been 'layered' as in, having created a seperate collection from the object in question. Here is a link of an image describing the details: ...
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Can't texture paint on model while using alpha

Hello! Please, can anybody help me, I am stuck. So, here is the model and I wanted to paint over my base color using texture slot with alpha. The problem is I am not able to paint on my model, when I ...
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camera orthographic/perspective

How to make orthographic view to be constant (as in 2.78)? "num 1" turns the view into front orthographic position but after rotating with MMB the view is perspective again.
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2D animation rendered animation/image overlapping problem

I'm a new user of blender and I've been trying to create a short 2d animation. But the layers overlapping and all is confusing to me as it's nothing like any other painting softwares like photoshop,...
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Change between layers using shortcut in blender 2.8

I've recently update blender to 2.8 and now I'm looking for a shortcut to change quicly between layers (or collection views). Something like 2.79 had: Shortcut to switch between layers? I use to make ...
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Grease Pencil Help - Placing 2D Stroke Animation Over 3D Mesh Object?

I'm pretty new to Blender so I'm testing out its different capabilities, particularly in Grease Pencil mode, but I've found myself stuck and would appreciate some help. https://youtu.be/IWZDvbiEMNE ...
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Diffuse Colour not showing in compositing render layers

I'm new to blender from cinema 4d and am trying to get my head around the render layers and file output nodes so I can combine my passes in Nuke. I have all my render layers setup inside Blender and ...
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Grease Pencil export to PSD layers?

I am working at a studio that uses Photoshop as its primary storyboarding tool. Is there a way to render / export Grease Pencil animation as a multi-layer PSD image sequence? Can GP object layers be ...
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Armature layer gui does not update when altered via Python script

when i move edit bones to a new armature layer via python script the armature layers gui does not show the expected icon: Does anybody know how to make the gui respect my changes? I would expect a ...
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Maintaining Layer/ Collection structure when Exporting from Blender to Alembic

Good evening all. Could anyone shed some much needed light on how to maintain Layer/ Collection structure when exporting selected objects grouped as instances on separate layers/collections from ...
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Layers function Blender 2.8 missing [duplicate]

Where is the layers button/function that was in 2.79? I have not been able to find the layers function.
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How to animate collections in 2.8

I'm using the cell fracture addon and I want to have the fracture appear on a certain frame, how would you do that in 2.8?
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How To Show Armatures in Viewport [duplicate]

I recently upgraded to Blender 2.8 from 2.79b. and in 2.79b the armatures were on seperate layers. now when i go to find them, they are there but remain invisible to 2.8. what do i do to fix this?
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Configuring an object to ignore one light source

I would like to configure an object to ignore one particular light source (sun) in Cycles - to receive no light from the sun. Is this possible? I've looked online, but most posts I found were either 5+...
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Remove/Add Collections per render layer with Eevee

I was able to choose which layer was rendered when using 2.79 Now that things are called collections, and layers are... layers. I can't exclude collections from certain renders while at the same time ...
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Missing objects when opening old file in blender 2.8

I just got a updated to blender 2.8 and my objects that were in hidden layers are gone now, the collection layer tells me that they are in the scene but I cant unhide them also the collection is ...
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How can I add new collection in Blender 2.8 and disable it for all view layers?

I have few view layers in blender. Let's say MASTER LAYER, LAYER1, LAYER2, LAYER3. So each time I add a new collection on any of these layers it is available for rendering by default on all layers. ...
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How many layers can I make in Blender 2.8

Couldn't find any info on how many layers can Blender 2.8 handle. I need like 70-100 layers and need to know what is the limit of layers amount?
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How to obtain the layers on the program?

I search the layers of blender, but I can't find them... Can you help me? I am an absolute beginner on the program. Thanks a lot by hoping you will help me and... see you soon so!
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How to render an animation with Render Layers?

So, I heard some people recommending rendering an animation in layers to render faster and save on memory. So I have attempted a simple scene(.blend included) where I have three Render Layers. One ...
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I cant access object that where on another layer in 2.79 in 2.8 [duplicate]

I wanted to start working on my Blender file in the 2.8 version and when I started working in my existing 2.79 file in the 2.8 version i couldn't access the object that where on another layer in ...
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Selecting a grease pencil object Blender 2.8

In grease pencil mode I was practicing making eyes. My question isn't about that though. I'm having trouble selecting objects that I make. I have each colored object on it's own layer. All colored ...
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A quick way to set all visible objects on a layer to non-rendered (camera icon off in 2.79)?

I'd need a quick way to set the renderability (camera icon) off for all invisible hidden objects in a selected layer. Basically I am trying to make an ao bake but I'd need to turn renderability off ...
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How to show and hide an object for different animations

Is it possible to show and hide an object on different animation strips? I have an Attack strip for my character where he's holding a gun. However, I don't want this object to show in his idle, jump ...
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Blender 2.8 layer grid/palette not showing up in 3D view

Where is the layers grid? Mine seems to have vanished in the Blender 2.8 beta. on Mac OSX I tried numpad/ or Object Mode, View, View Global/Local but made no difference.
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Portal effect in EEVEE?

So I'm trying to make a portal effect for an animation, and unfortunately the only way i know of for doing this effect is by using layers and the compositor in 2.79, which were replaced with the ...
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How do I reconnect faces seperated from a mesh

Really new to Blender still and am working on a teddy bear. In attempting to seperate the nose form the rest of the mesh (I didn't want hair on it, I managed to also select and seperate parts of the ...
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Grease pencil 2.8, how to move strokes / curves / shapes between layers within the same GP objects

After I draw for example a face, I want to move the hair to different layer, and the eyes to another layer, so I can move them forward or backward proportional to another elements of the drawing.
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Layer not rendering correctly

I've been following BlenderGuru's tutorials on making a donut and cup. I've gotten right to the end and now when I click 'Render Image', I don't get the icing: The particles (sprinkles) are ...
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How can i select/make a preset of selected Layers?

If i want to make presets for my layers (not rendering layers, but the active ones) how can i save a preset in order to switch between them to hide/toggle different objects for viewing? For example, ...
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Selecting the active layer

Every time I create a script to create text it adds the text into layer 1, when in fact I am working in layer 3. I realize the "True" relates to layer 1, so I possibly require a script in its place.? ...
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Viewing layer on masks

I have filmed a lightsaber battle and am masking the two sabers in separate masking layers. Depending on where the attacks are, one mask may be in front of the other. Is there a way to keyframe mask ...
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copy objects from one scene to another

I opened a blend, and I created 2 scenes. in the 1st I have a box and in the 2nd. I have a door. save my file and then use the command duplicate window of the information bar in the window tab. in ...
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Blender Cycles - Alpha Over Node - How to get a combination of two layers and get as result something like 1 layer over the other?

Maybe the title is hard to understand so I explain quickly. I have 2 layers, one with a flat text and the other one with the outline of the text (freestyle). If I combine both (with Alpha Over) the ...
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Verts/Face/Tris/Object/Lamps count becomes 0, though everything seems normal

So i've noticed that the counter on the top right shows the amount of 0. Everything seems to return to normal as i entered edit mode to my model. The problem still persists even if i have objects in ...
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Bone Layers in Edit Mode are Different Than in Pose Mode

I can't figure out why this model won't show all of the bones in pose mode. I think it has to do with the bone layers, but I don't know how to move them. Even with all of the layers selected, only ...
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How to paint a new texture whilst painting over another one?

So I'm working right now on a CS:GO Character that I imported from CS:GO. I've got normal map and diffuse texture for the model, but not the roughness map. without the roughness map, characters hair ...
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Is it possible to select all vertices of all meshes so I can recalculate normals on everything at once?

I have imported an OBJ file and removed duplicate vertices off of each layer. Is there a way to select all vertices of all meshes so I can recalculate normals on everything at once? or do I have to ...
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Blender 2.8: Why cannot I colour on the same plane?

Hi may I know how come I can't draw/colour on the same layer? the colour goes behind my intended plane of colouring. See the photo below
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Noise reduction on only one layer

To reduce render times I want to apply some noise reduction on a simple scene using Cycles. I don't want to apply it to all scene because it blurs a bit the first plane (A), so my idea is to separate ...
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Final Render, does not show the model? [duplicate]

As the title says, here is the blend file, the problem is present both in cycles and blender render. I can see the model in rendered view, but when I render it, the render shows up blank. Blend File:...
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Render multiple Layers, how to mix/combine them, it's not working here

I am startup up with Blender and through an internet course I created a scene, which are heavy to render on my pc. So I started to investigate Render Layers, ideal for my situation I thought, I can ...
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Compositing: When using Alpha Over node, only one render layer appears!

I'm new to compositing, so I'm unsure how simple this problem may be to solve; apologies in advance. Anyway, here we go. My scene was too large to render, so I separated it into 3 different Render ...
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Animate transparency of entire layer

Blender noob here. I'm learning my way around but could use some assistance. I'm working on a project having to do with human anatomy. I have a 3D model complete with skin, skeleton, muscles, organs ...
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Editable objects shown as on every layer - how did that happen? [duplicate]

There are a number of objects in a file I've been working on for a long time that have this setup I don't understand. They show as being on all layers but they are one object. They can be edited, so ...
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Making Objects in the file or appending/linking them? [duplicate]

I've been learning about the append and linking function to bring in objects from other Blend files to the current one being worked on, but something keeps nagging at the back of my mind: Aside from ...
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Python: How to select one 'BoolVectorProperty' value at a time unless 'shift' key is held

I am trying to overwrite the bpy.ops.object.move_to_layer operator in Blender so that I can move other objects when the selected objects are moved. When I try to ...
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Trying to render an emission layer with environment reflections on transparent background in cycles

Long time lurker, first time poster. I am making a rendering for a video wall during a live performance coming up, and what I am trying to achieve is two separate renders; the background/...