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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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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How do I combine two mesh layers without auto smooth being applied to everything?

I have two mesh layers. One layer has normals - auto smooth applied. The other mesh layer doesn’t. When I join the two meshes, the layer without auto smooth automatically gets auto smooth applied. Any ...
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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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Blender animate grease pencil layers separately

Is it possible to have different layers within the same grease pencil stoke object, animated separately? I would like to animate the grease pencil stroke as an object so that the whole thing is ...
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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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If I make one object with 2 hair particle systems, can I make each particle system on a different layer? If so, how? (blender 2.83)

If I make one object with 2 hair particle systems, can I make each particle system on a different layer? If so, how? (blender 2.83)
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Is there a way to retain layer information from c4d, or get meshes from dxf import?

I have a scene provided by the client as .obj, .dfx and dwg. A coworker using c4d can open the .dwg directly, and has the scene organized in layers. I can either import the obj which is only one ...
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ID Mask by Pass Index in bpy

New to Blender, and the documentation for bpy is throwing me for a few loops. I got a setup in the compositing layer working for my desired goal as shown: This renders an image and a color-coded mask ...
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Cannot copy paste collections anymore

I ran into a problem when installing the new blender 2.83. When copying a collection and pasting it, either in the same file or in another file, it doesn't work anymore. I get the notification that ...
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Insert Blank Keyframe not working + Time Offset Modifier

So I created a basic walk cycle in Grease Pencil and with time modifier looped it. Now that I am trying to insert blank keyframes to the same to terminate it, and work again in the same layer it is ...
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Organise collections in dope sheet

As seen in the image I have 3 collections FG, Chara, Stroke. I need to organise such the the FG is at top, Chara is middle and Stroke is at bottom. I would like to do so without having to move on Y ...
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How reorder layers in animation? (grease pencil)

please tell me how to change the order of layers in the animation? I want the blue ball to hide behind the red during the animation. But in order not to create additional layers with a blue ball ...
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Smoke Domain seen through other objects

I've built a scene with an object with a smoke domain. I'm rendering in eevee and have no issue with making the smoke domain look how I want it to for the scene. My issue is that the smoke domain (...
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changing layers to objects [duplicate]

I'm new to blender. I'm trying to create a 3D model and I can't find the layers menu, I saw it was supposed to open when I press M but the collection menu opens up instead, so what am I doing wrong? ...
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Im doing a 2d animation and need timeline help

I was doing a 2d animation and all was fine till i maybe hit a hotkey or pressed a wrong button. I used to be able to see my layers on the bottom left in my timeline (the default 2d-animation settings)...
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Why is the outside of my foreground black?

I am currently following Cg geek's vfx tutorial. When I render the foreground, everything is black except my robot. I moved the ground to the background archive and i don't know why its showing in the ...
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2d Object (drawing) wont move

I'm trying to adjust my drawings position in Object mode but every time i move onto the next frame, it snaps back in place. I've check my other layers to see if the problem was with all of blender but ...
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(Blender 2.82) How do i make some objects in a group/layer have different lighting than the rest of the scene?

In 2.79, I used to be able to move some group of objects into another layer, tick "this layer only" on the light im using on that layer and that layer would easily have different lighting than the ...
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How to hide object from one 3d view in 2.8?

Now before 2.8 I would just have used Layers, but now they're gone and there's Collections now. is there a way to use Collections to hide an object from Perspective mode in only one 3d view?
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Light paths for different Render layers

I have several Render layers in my animation. I need to change value Light paths Max: 25 only for one Render layer, otherwise layer with hair looks bad. But when I change this value, it changes on all ...
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White lines appearing when rendering shadows to separate layer and recombining in compositor

I have trawled forums for ages looking for a possible answer to this. I am trying to render shadows to a separate layer then recombining them in the compositor with the rest of the image. This is ...
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In grease pencil can you reassign materials for different layers?

See example project here: https://we.tl/t-RyYeOxZMfX Is it possible to change materials of each layer after you have made the strokes? Thanks
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Show different layers from pixelated object ( Block tools > Pixelate object )

I'm working on some voxel art and i use blender to get my 3D objects to blocks so i can re-create it in different software. It would help me a lot if i could hide / show different layers on the Y ...
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2D Animation keyframe issue

I've created a small animation and started with a sketch, that part is working as it should. Now I tried to color in my project , only did one image thus far. The problem is that the colored image ...
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I have been trying to draw on a new layer with drawing tablet without much luck

I have an huion inspiroy 610pro v2 tablet and have been trying to draw on a new layer without much luck. I have been able to draw strokes with a mouse yet they will not place down. On the tablet end, ...
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Cant edit in edit mode?

So I'm on Blender 2.8, and I'm having the weirdest problem right now. I select an object and go into edit mode, but the wireframe doesn't appear, and I can't actually edit anything! There are some ...
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How to select the layer above and below the current layer on Grease Pencil?

Does this feature in Photoshop exist in Blender's Grease Pencil? Also, could you develop an add-on for this feature?
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adding an obj to new layer in blender 2.79 and linking the existing object to the new collection in blender 2.8 same?

I was following a tutorial for fish animation. In the tutorial they are adding a plane and adding that plane into separate layers. Then all operations are performed on that plan. So in Blender 2.8 how ...
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Installed addon doesnt show up

i downloaded and installed an addon but when i check it in the preferences it doesn't show up in the panels. Can you help me with that please?
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Converting addon to 2.8 - Replacing obj.layers in a 2.79 method

The 2.79 method is this one: - ...
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Constrain effect of force field to a collection for Rigid Bodies

Back in 2.79b the influence of a force field was constrained to it's layer. That allowed effects like in this .blend created in 2.79b. Two objects with rigid body enabled and two force fields. When ...
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Particle emitter not displaying during rendering [duplicate]

I am trying to create a donut by following Blender Guru on youtube. The render was working fine but suddenly the icing of the donut is has become invisible. While modelling: After rendering: Can ...
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Creating Child-object animations (while they also follow their parent's animation)

Using Blender 2.8, I know how to make a parented object, and create an animation sequence for it which its child objects inherit....(take as an example a bunch of aircraft landing gear parts all ...
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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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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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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+...