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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How do you switch to a completely different camera in a different Blender layer?

Say I create another scene in a blank layer. How do I switch to that totally different scene during rendering? Thanks guys!
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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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'No Layers in Render Result' issue. Missing layers window in UV Editor

I've installed the newest Blender version (2.76 b) lately and found out that the layers window in UV Editor is missing. I can't choose the slot for render. How to fix it? EDIT: As @NᴏᴠɪᴄᴇIɴDɪsɢᴜɪsᴇ ...
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“No layers in render result” - please help :(

I'm at my wits' end. I did an animation which was quite a lot of work, then rendered it, disliked it repaired the mesh cause it was all out of shape. Next time I tried to render the animation, I got ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I prevent grease pencil transparency?

I'm basically doing a scene where there are dancing jeans walking by themselves( Don't Ask!lol) I want a situation whereby as it is moving one leg will overlap the other. As I tried doing this, it ...
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How to layer greenscreen footage over existing footage in the VSE?

So I have a series of clips in the VSE (audio, video, what have you) and I have greenscreen footage where the green color has been removed using the keying node. This is the footage I have. And this ...
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if i have layer 1, 2 and 3, how do i user layer 1 to mask out only layer two using layer mask

I need to be able to animate and rotate my mask, and therefore i want to use the layermask, however it should only mask out the layer right under it. So i want layer 1 to mask out layer 2, and not ...
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Undo Functions on a single layer

Is there a way to undo steps, including removing modifiers, similar to how one works through or deletes Photoshop layers?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Unspawn or remove a spawned object?

I'm making a 3D version of Tic Tac Toe, (using cubes and spheres rather than Xs and Os.) I've successfully gotten alternating objects to spawn where I want them, while preventing an object from being ...
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All Changes are Synced with Layers

I wanted to copy my mesh to another layer before I apply a mirror modifier. I copied it, went into an empty layer, and pasted it. However, every change I make seems to be synced on the two layers ...
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render layers for photoshop matte painting

I'm trying to render layers suitable for output to photoshop for matte painting. I've made an example scene to illustrate the problem I'm having. The meshes composite correctly in blenders compositor, ...
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removing shadows between layers

Wow, I got excited when I finally gave up and got help with this problem. I found the exact solution on a previous post: The question was how to keep the shadow of an object in one layer from being ...
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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 ...