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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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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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Blender: Rendering Animation combining all animated frames in single Frame

I have done animation of multiple objects which are there in different layers. My Animation key frames goes from 0 to 999. But when start Rendering the Animation all are getting combined together. ...
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Simulating and animating multiple pieces of clothing (from Marvelous Designer)

This may be a simple question but I'm pretty new to 3D modeling and couldn't find a straight answer online. I modeled a character in ZBrush and just finished making their clothing - underwear, pants ...
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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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Get layers/masks of shadows and reflection and other interactions with light

I have this scene: There is this cube, that sits on a plane with wave like end. The cube has metallic material and the plane is colored. And Its rendered version would look like this I am using ...
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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/...
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Find out if layers are empty

Is there a better way, other than looping every object, of finding out if a range of layers are empty? ...
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In editing mode, there are layers, as in the object mode?

In edit mode, you can easily hide or show interfering elements. But when you switch to the object mode, they are displayed. How can they be hidden in both cases? But let them remain in the model.
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Shortcut to toggle a specific combination of layers?

Is there some way to toggle a specific combination of layers (instead of all layers, or one layer at a time)? For example, let's say I have objects in layers 1 to 5, and I occasionally want to hide ...
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Joining multiple instances of the same object on a specific layer while BGE is running

So i have an object (Creator) wich adds objects (Tile) from a different layer, when the Creator places enought Tiles it deletes itself and messeages the Tiles. When the Tiles recieve the messeage, i ...
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Remove plane while keeping shadows intact [duplicate]

I have watched BlenderGuru's camera tracking tutorial and tried to do the same with cycles but i want to remove the base plane which is used for shadows while keep the shadows intact. How can I do it? ...
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Enable shadow catcher for layers

In cycles we put enable shadow catcher for a geometry. Is there a possibility to enable the shadow catcher for the entire layer which has 50 components.
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Rigify horse armature: hind leg bones seem wrong; tweak also on wrong layer?

I tried configurate the armature after I saw it was kind of broken. What I did was only to rename a few hind leg bones and subdivide one, because that joint was missing in the preset. As I read in the ...
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Frame range for Render layers

how to set frame range for layers. for example layer 1, start frame should be 1 and end frame should be 10. layer 2, start frame should be 20 and end frame should be 35.
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How do I get a transparent background with multiple render layers [duplicate]

I am trying to get an animation that has 3 render layers to have a transparent background. How would I do this? Simply checking the transparent box under film does not work with multiple layers ...
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How can I composite these 3 Layers?

I'm attempting to add a couple of filters to a render layer that sits between two others. I suspect my problem arises from a misunderstanding of how layers work, as my "flames" layer renders on the "...
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How to render animated object without background? [duplicate]

I'm trying to render an animated object that spins. But the video that's exported shows the background. Is it possible to only render the object spinning without the background?
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Why are there still objects showing in layer after moving them to another layer?

In Blender 2.79 RC1, after space bar > move to new layer on all objects, I think the layer should be empty. However it still seems to contain objects in some sense. It still shows the dot in the layer ...
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How do bone (skeleton) layers work?

Bone layers, I can't find any information on how to use them other than how it separates bones. I clicked on a few of the squares, now I can't pose my character anymore as nothing is selectable. Even ...
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Cannot duplicate metaballs

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 ...
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How do you create mask and “give it a diffuse shader” in this tutorial?

https://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?287130-Quick-Tutorial-How-to-Model-a-Damaged-Planet I am working on this tutorial but I am stuck on creating mask to the sphere or something. I have ...
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Where is the Layers panel in Blender 2.8?

I am starting working on Blender 2.8, but I can't find the layer panel. Where is it?
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using samples in blender cycles render layer tab

I recently ran into the samples in the blender cycles layer tab (see picture). Somewhere I read I could change the sample rate for a specific layer. This can be useful if one layer doesn't need as ...
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Cant get my compositing to layer my objects quite right [duplicate]

I got this render where i am attempting to get multiple renderlayers to play nice, im trying to get the water and the ships to appear in front of the stars, but for somereason the star-particles wants ...
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How do I combine three rendered animated layers? [duplicate]

I animated these 3 layers and than tried combining but couldn't do it. I know how to combine rendered images from different layers in compositor but I'm trying out animation. Please help.!!!
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Shortcut to switch between layers?

I usually use layers in Blender, as you know they are pretty handy. I have been trying to look for a shortcut to switch between layers. Any idea? Thank you for the help, W
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Difference in render preview and actual render

In my preview, the scene renders perfectly. In the actual render, only the shading of the objects is visible on the ground. I know i've moved some things around between layers to clean up my scene, ...
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Keep all Animations Nodes instances in one layer

I'm making a simple animation with AN but for compositing reasons I need to keep all instances of an object in the layer 1 and the rest of my objects in layer 2.
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Set active layer for created objects

I noticed when I add objects to my scene they will be created in the layer 3. It isnt like that from the beginning but it suddenly starts to place new objects into the third layer after some time ...