Questions tagged [layers]

Prior to Blender version 2.8, Layers were used to separate objects in a scene. This tag is specifically for questions related to using layers in blender 2.79 or earlier.

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Deactivate all layer except selected

SE, I was wondering if there is a way to automatically hide all layers except the selected one (in the same way Shift+H hides selected objects. This is more useful than SHIFT-ALT-H shortcuts in some ...
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Missing layer/object when exporting

i've only been using blender for a few days. However i've been stuck trying to export a project however one of the object in there doesn't export. the only Difference with the object is that it has a '...
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My armature disappeared in pose/object mode

My armature is not visible in object/pose mode. I may have moved it into a layer but I'm not sure how to make it reappear.
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Would possible to put patterns or it on the skin of a 3D character so that they stay as static backgrounds and not change as they move like "Chowder"

Could anyone please tell me how to make static backgrounds for 3D character skins or shirts like this in Chowder from Cartoon Network? To understand clearly, please, show me your explanation in a ...
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How to make two Scenes visible at the same time

I made an append of an entire scene to another one in blender. The problem is that even when they are both present, I can only see one at a time, selecting the layers. How to make them both visible in ...
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export image slices of model for resin printing

How can I export individual images of a model for daylight resin printing. Basically slicing the model into layer images. The idea is to use Arduino to display each image on a LCD for a few seconds to ...
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Light Linking In Cycles

May I know when Blender's gonna have the feature of assigning a light to the desired mesh? It's something really crucial for a rendering engine to have yet cycles doesn't have it. It's a pain in the ...
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Onion skin option disappeared

I have run into a problem. I'm new to blender, and i'm working on an animation. The onion skin button was working/showing and then it disappeared from the layers menu. Could anyone help me bring it ...
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Holdout like error in renders affecting particle emission layer only

having a bit of a strange one and I've been through everything I can think of to try and identify a cause. Ive got a render which outputs perfectly for 98%. Im seeing two strange issues which I cant ...
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How to fix the Data Transfer (CLOSE) I FIGURED IT OUT

Okay, I finally got the one problem fixed now it's another one. So sorry I'm such a noob! Anyhow, as it shows in the picture when I go to do a data transfer zero uv_0 or uv_1 shows up to apply. Where ...
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How to make this concrete piece a whole solid concrete wall with layers? [duplicate]

How to make this piece of concrete solid? I don't want to have this like a shell but instead, I want to see the different layers of the concrete, and a circular shape of it when the drill cut the hole....
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Can UV Layers be applied over procedural textures? [duplicate]

I am planning out a future project and I am planning to create a procedural wood texture for the front of a wooden sign. I also have created some PNGs in Illustrator that I want to use as UV layers ...
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Sequencer is Rendering In Eevee Vs Cycles and looks different than Viewport

I camera tracked some footage in my alley to try and composite some models but when I hit render either all my models disappear when rendering from viewport or I get a weird shading when rendering ...
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How do you select the children of MULTIPLE objects and keep the parent objects selected in Blender 2.79? [duplicate]

So for example, if I had multiple armatures and multiple objects inside those armatures, and I wanted to select them all for making a crowd, but I don't want to select all the armatures in the scene ...
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Why are layers disappearing after setting up relations between my armature and legs?

Currently I am following this youtube video to learn how to animate 2d in blender. And I am stuck at 6:08 of this video. I have been following the exact steps of the video except that I drew a sticky ...
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Layers and keyframes not showing in Summary

Why are the layers not showing up under the Summary tab? I have tried to find out for hours, but i can seem to figure it out.
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there are easy way to set / order 2d object depth in blender?

there are easy way button / shortcut / plugin to set depth each object in blender? TLDR: I need button / function like this: Long Version: I'm (try to) use blender for 2d animation, where I import ...
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Add layers in blender 2.93

I am new to blender I downloaded it just now. I am trying to add a new layer in 2D Animation but I don't know how to. I am using Windows 10. Any help will be accepted.
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How do I split up geometry without any gaps?

I'm trying to better organize my scene and I'd like to split up my geometry into some parts. However, there always remains a gap in between the parts and I don't get why. Of course, I can easily join ...
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Enabling collection unhides all objects

Whenever I enable a collection in Blender, it unhides all objects that I've selectively hidden. This is very irritating as it means I needs to rehide the objects I want hidden, or keep objects in ...
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Moving keyframes layers greasepencil

Can you move multiple keyframes from one layer to another, like Animate etc?
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Where can I find the rig layer menu in blender 2.9

in blender 2.8 the rig layer menu appears when pressing the "N" button, but where can I find the rig layer in blender 2.9
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how to separate the sculpting layer as a different object in blender?

i have sculpted a dragon now i have applied some texture/alpha like curly horns,skins using brush on whole body of a dragon, now i want that extra texture which i applied as a different object or ...
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How do I eliminate the white outline on my layered textures?

I have a texture that I split up into layers so I can change the color of each part of the design, however, there seems to be a slight white outline around some of them. Is there a way to avoid that ...
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How to blur a single object, Layers dont exist anymore? (2.92)(Permanent interface changes confuse every new user)

I've tried to find a solution for 2.92. As the title suggests I am not able to do this simple thing. I want to blur a single object, not motion blur with he camera I mean simply blur an object. I have ...
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Grease pencil layers cant merged keeping mask

Testing around the grease pencil on 2.9 and notice that there s no "keeping alpha" option on the layers, so no choice but using mask. However when the layers are merged the mask effects are ...
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Second layer disappears after joining two layers

FYI I am working with Version 2.7 I have two layers/planes (not sure what to call them... I'm new to this): Pavement Striping Where Pavement is the outline/border of a parking lot - this has not ...
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When erasing in a new 2D frame one of the layers stays from previous and gets erased for both frames

I've been working on a 2D animation in grease pencil and was using two separate layers so I could move and copy only specific pieces from each frame to the next. So far I had been copying each frame ...
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How to work with layers in 2.9x like in previous versions (2.7x)

I'm trying to learn Blender using version 2.9. I'm watching a tutorial from Blender Guru, Andrew Price, in which he uses an earlier version (tutorial made 2017). This is the Anvil tutorial. However ...
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Blender 2d animation, Draw lines in draw mode but cannot erase them, cannot edit them

working in 2d animation I got stuck. I could draw fine, and I could select grease pencil objects and go to all the modes, but all modes apart from draw mode seems stuck. I could not select or edit ...
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How to blur a single layer in a grease pencil object?

I was wondering, is it possible to blur a single layer in a grease pencil object like, for example, the gaussian blur in Photoshop ? I know there is a "blur" effect in the visual effects ...
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Is there any way to retain the name of layers from a 2.79 file when opened in 2.8+?

I have a lot of Blender files created in 2.79 which all use the Layer Manager add-on to help organize the scenes. It lets you custom name each layer. When opening these files in 2.8+, the layers are ...
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what is the difference between scene layers and render layers

https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/2.79/render/post_process/layers.html could someone please make a clearer explanation about the difference between the scene layers and the layer layers?
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Render Animation with layers

I'm trying to render an animation using version 2.90.1, but my PC has no chance rendering it all at once, cant even get past the first frame without vram used up. I tried doing it with layers and I ...
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Disable the collection of linked object

I created a 3d house using 2.83.7. The main component are : wall , ceiling , floor , door , window etc. So i created some collection to manage it : WALL, DOOR,FLOOR ,WINDOW etc WALL collection ...
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How do I create respective layers for separate pieces of sculptures?

I'm not sure how to use the layer feature for different sculptures in Blender? Example: #1 Sculpture should be on #1 layer, and same for #2 sculpture on #2 layer... Not this way: #1 and #2 sculptures ...
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Masking footage over 3d objects in Blender 2.8+?

I don't get how to make a mask and use it properly. What I'd like know exactly is how to make a mask of a certain area of the footage, keep it tracked to the footage and make the mask layered in front ...
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Discrepancy between the viewport render and actual render from the render engine.(Grease Pencil)

There appears to be a discrepancy between what one sees in render viewport and the rendered image. This issue is not specific to me. A fellow blender artist posted similar issue. It seems that the ...
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Grease pencil stroke disappears instantly after I draw

I was using grease pencil just fine, but then after I locked a layer(and selected another) I couldn't draw because my drawing strokes would instantly disappear. I've checked opacity, visibility, ...
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How to render postprocessed light object and THEN object from another layer that covers it? Preferably eevee solution

Hey i started learning blender this week and i set my first non cube project to be lightsaber. I had some problems with postprocessing glow effect but i found solution involving two layers first with ...
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How to make a lamp light only one object in the scene

I'm new to blender, and I'm a hard time understanding layers and collections. I started using Blender on 2.8, and most of the topics I read about the matter compare how it works now with how it used ...
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My grease pencil colours go different colours in render mode

I made my grease pencil image (this lady) and did some fills: But now when I render out it goes weirdly green. Any ideas what I might be doing wrong? I've had a look at my layers and they're all ...
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How to select layer in the object data instead of selecting the stroke in grease pencil?

How to select layer in the object data instead of selecting the stroke? The grease pencil layer cannot be selected either in the outliner or under the object data layer panel. I tried to lock the ...
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Why is the airbrush grease pencil path so weird?

I am trying to add some soft shading by using airbrush, yet the brush path is so weird that there is no transparency in overlapping stroke. Is there something wrong with the setting? Related tutorial: ...
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How to change origin of a layer in stroke in Grease Pencil?

May I ask how to change origin of a layer in stroke? Cuz all the layer will be affect in the object mode while the option [origin to geometry] is not available in the edit mode
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The layer/ keyframe panel is not showing the layers/ keyframes. How do I get them back to the layer menu at the bottom to scrub through?

It happened when I switched from draw mode to edit mode to adjust a drawing. When I did this I noticed the layers go missing from the bottom 'stroke' timeline panel and not come back when I went back ...
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How to use masks on video so that some elements appear in the foreground and others in the back in VSE [duplicate]

I have two people in my video - one in the foreground and the other in the background. I want to place an image of a cage over the person in the background of the video, but the issue I have is the ...
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Is it okay to move green bones from the armature layer?

When you pose your base armature and generate the rig, it populates the controls and the "green bones" that control them in hidden layers. Now, is it okay to move these green bones to move ...
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Adding texture layer over stroke object (Grease Pencil)

I add texture layer and I can clip texture to match underlying stroke object by clicking mask layer icon in the layer properties section. There is an example in this video. I can do this in Blender 2....
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Passes between render layers 2.8

I have a large scene so I want to render it layer by layer and then combine it in compositor. However, separate view layers are not intersecting with each other (for example if sun is on the ...
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