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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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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Can someone explain the layer system?

I am really confused with the different uses of the terms "Layers" and "Passes" in Blender. Can someone please explain how they work in Blender. I know about Render Passes like AO, Diffuse and so on, ...
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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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Is it possible to use more than 20 layers?

Is it possible to use more than 20 Scene layers or Render layers in Blender?
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Transparency/Masking : See through an Outer Sphere and see Inner Sphere in true colours

Summary I want to be able to look through an outer sphere - BlueSphere, and see another sphere inside - RedSphere This is the target goal I'm trying to get to: Issues Here is what I have tried, ...
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How to display different layers in each 3D View?

How can I show different layers in separate windows? For example, show layer 1 and 2 in one window, and show layer 3 and 4 in another window? I need this so I can see everything I am doing correctly ...
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How to copy object(s) to another layer

I am building a model for a game and have decided to copy part of it into a separate layer. How do I copy one or more objects to a different layer?
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Model as multiple unique thin sheets

I am looking for the best way to make a model comprising of many thin layers.. each with their own unique shape and editability...such as this: Would it be best to model the object first then divide ...
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How to easily organise your Blender scene?

When making complex scenes there should be some kind of "folders" (i.e. like in Adobe Photoshop, layer management) in scene outliner, that can group objects together - but this feature seems not ...
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Remove reflection of one object from another object?

I have a reflective object and I want it to reflect only light and not the surrounding objects. I have moved it to Layer 2, but it still reflects the objects from ...
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Get the list of objects on a layer in python

I would like to get the list of objects on a specific layer with python. When it can be done through iterating bpy.data.objects[].layers with ...
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What is the best way to overcome layers limitation in Blender?

I am doing an archviz and would like an idea on how to overcome layers limitation. My workflow Assign layer 1 - 10 for 10 DWGs of floor/elevation plan Assign layer 11 - 20 for the actual 3D model ...
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How to add object to a specific layer with Python?

I have the following code which generates an object: ...
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How can I make an object show up on different layers

How can I make an object show up on different layers without having to copy it? E.g. I have an object animated and I want it to show up on multiple layers.
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Why are my objects in all layers?

I have the same objects in all 20 layers. If I delete one of them, the objects in all twenty layers are deleted, not the single one. I would like the have my object in the first layer only. Any ...
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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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What is best workflow for having a scene with multiple light setups?

I have a scene with interior room design and I created several light setups for it (daylight from windows, powerful electric light from the ceiling, moody evening light from floor lamps). What would ...
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Why is my Shadow Catcher layer shadow-pass entirely black?

Using the standard layers / compositor setup created with the Setup Tracking Scene button (in Cycles), I've used the second layer 'Background' to build a rough mockup of the street in order to act as ...
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Active Layer Indicator

I have used Blender regularly for years and don't consider myself a newbie by any means. But I have no idea if there is any way to tell what the active layer is. When creating a new object, linking in ...
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How to move an object to a different render layer?

I am wondering how to move something to another render layer. I see the render layers next to where it says Global, but how do I switch my objects over to another render layer?
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How to set objects to layers? [duplicate]

I looked in the online manual, but all I am trying to do for example is set (Cube 1) on layer 1 and take (Cube 2) and put that on layer two but I cannot figure out please help thank you!
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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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How to export grease pencil's layers to another Blender file?

I want to export all grease pencil layers in a Blender file into another file, because I need to merge some drawings in one animation, but can't find any options to export Grease Pencil layers. ...