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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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The colors of the layers of my first 2D animation are wrong for some reason

I've just created my first 2D animation and I used separate layers and the "voxel heat diffuse" addon that you can find here. With it I've been able to make the 2d animation faster. But,anyway,there ...
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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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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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Why did the layers menu disappear? [duplicate]

In the bottom of the screen I cant see my layers anymore. I switch to all local, global,etc but I can't find the layer menu. When I press M to move my object I get a message: Move from localview How ...
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Why does creating a new face int layer break Unwrap Reset?

EDIT: This apparently is a bug (https://developer.blender.org/T52723) However, I'm still creating bmeshes in the draw method of my panels which is bad practice, but not the cause of this problem. I'...
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Layer Manager like 3ds Max

so my question is if there is a plug in for blender changing the layer manager of blender to somewhat like in 3ds max? i think its kind of hard to deal with the grouping system in blender. Is there a ...
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How do you merge linked or appended objects into a single layer?

After appending (not linking) a few objects from a different scene, the appended objects appear in all layers like this. How does one put the appended objects on a single layer to turn on/off? After ...
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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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Combine Sky texture with other layers with alpha channel [duplicate]

I have a scene with two different render layers. The first one is a background with Sky texture. The second one is some images of mountains with alpha channel. For second layer I need Transparency to ...
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Problem, when I redraw on a grease pencil layer new strokes doesn't appear above old stroke

I'm trying to remake a grease pencil file and I forgot one little shading detail on the body part. I then went back to add the shading on said layer but it appears under it instead of over it. How can ...
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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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Is there a way to make layers for textures?

I want to make hair for my cuboid character, I will be making multiple of these cuboid character and I would like to be able to reuse the hair as it would be a bit of a hassle to have it to redraw it ...
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In compositor 2 images overlay each other

I have two objects on two different layers. Gem and surface plane. I also use HDRI and because of that I can't disable "Use environment" option in Render Layers menu. I followed this tutorial in goal ...
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Is there a way to export each render layer seperate but as animation?

i'd like to render in one Blender File different videos at once. Is this possible? I chose for each animation an seperate Render Layer Thx for your help
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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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why wont mt amature go to another layer? [closed]

Im trying to move my amature/meta rig and it let me do it then i accidentally pressed ctrl + z and then tried it again and it woldnt go to another layer it would say it would however it was still in ...
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Render specific layers with python scripts in BGE

I have a game I'm making in the BGE that has one scene with a level on each layer and a main menu in another scene where the player can choose the level to play. What I want is to have a script that ...
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Multiple materials per polygon?

I need a way to have multiple materials per polygon. Basically what I want is to have one "layer" of materials to create a colorID mask and another "layer" to export a mesh with the correct Texture ...
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Rendering multi-layer EXR leaves small gaps between layers [duplicate]

I know this is kinda a hybrid issue, but I think the problem here lies mostly with Blender. I've rendered a multi-layered EXR file of a character I did in Blender to color and adjust it further in ...
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Only render what's visible from camera's view when creating multi-layer EXR?

I've rendered a character in Blender and created a multi-layer EXR, which I want to edit and color in Photoshop. I separately rendered different body parts like arms, shoulder armor, the head etc. ...
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Animating Z-transparency in the game engine for multiple objects sharing the same material

I have a single material shared between multiple instances of a reference object that is spawned in from a secondary layer. I'm trying to animate the Z-transparency of the sared material but i don't ...
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Unable to select only mesh on Rigged Object

I'm new to blender. I'm working with a rigged model that I've downloaded from a sharing site. I'm trying to move the model from one layer to another for compositing purposes. When I attempt to ...
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How to hide an object in front of a mask instead of behind it?

I have a scene with two characters (mesh objects) in the camera frame, and I'd like to remove and replace the character closest to the camera as the scene progresses--WITHOUT changing the location of ...
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Copy object from hidden layer with Python

Is there a way to duplicate object located on inactive layer? bpy.ops.object.duplicate() doesn't do anything. ...
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Blender only rendered one layer in animation

My animation consists of 250 frames and 6 layers. When I came back to my laptop this morning, I saw it only saves 250 frames, and they're all from the same layer. What did I do wrong, or where did it ...