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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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 ...
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Get list of selected objects on specific layer

How to find which objects are selected on a given layer? bpy.context.scene.selected_objects shows objects only on visible layer(s). After switching to another ...
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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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Is it possible to use different compositor settings for different layers?

I'm trying to render a second layer and every time I change something in the compositor, it makes the same changes for all layers. Is it possible to have certain settings in the compositor for one ...
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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 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. ...
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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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How do I control the frames of sprite sheets?

I have the basics down for importing and using a PNG as an animation base. But I am having problems with the animation running in the back ground. I am using this for a dialogue box and was hoping ...
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In the game engine is it posible to track to an object when only on the same layer?

How do I make an object stop tracking to objects in other layers, but still have it track to those objects when they are in the same layer as itself? Also, I need to be able to spawn the objects into ...
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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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Objects appear mixed and transparent when compositing

I am working on a sci-fi project, I rendered my scene and my objects are rendered on separate render layers. I encountered a problem and that is the spaceship and the planet in the scene both appeared ...
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what is the point of having the same object in multiple layers?

What is the point of having the same object on multiple layers when the change you make on the object affects all layers selected? In other words, on what occasion can I use this feature effectively?
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Animate change layer

In 2.4 It was possible to move an objet to another layer with keyframe. " Changing Object Layer Many times you want an object or actor to wait off stage until it is their time to come on and do ...
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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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Can i render particles from one object on 2 different render layers?

I am following one of CG Geek's tutorials about Fall Road and i am having a problem with final render. There are about 6 different particles systems on one object and my PC just can't handle it. It ...
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How can i move a set of meshes to a new layer?

how do I move a set of meshes to a different layer?
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Can viewport playback be improved by moving elements to other layers?

I am currently working on project that is made entirely of 2-D elements, images-as-planes. I have the whole scene on one layer right now and the viewport playback speed has slowed down badly. I have ...
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Arranging One Mesh Over Plane Mesh

I created a plane mesh (ground) and then another mesh (tree). On right view, it seems like this: However on top view, the tree ...
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Render two layers together for compositing

Hello blender community, I am trying to learn the compositor in blender but I came across a small problem. I placed the environment in the first layer and the sun in the second (sky in both disabled) ...
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Shadow catcher problem? [duplicate]

This image that i'm working on in cycles render is almost done but I stuck at the part of the block behind the cubes. It has a shadow on the white plane. The only thing that's wrong is that I don't ...
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Emission Object is in front of every other object

Hello. I have 2 objects here, the dark cube is a diffuse black color, the white cube is an emission. I have these objects in different layers and have set the render layers up, so I can blur the white ...
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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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Painting several layers at once [duplicate]

I'm using Blender and UE4, and I've got a problem: For most materials I use several textures (Color, Roughness, Metalic, etc.) I recently discovered painting with Blender and I love it, but I would ...
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How to shift layers 4 layers ahead

I have 10 layers all filled up, and i need content from layer 5-10 to be moved to layers 11-16, as i need more layers in-between. Is there a shortcut or add-on for this or do i need to go through all ...
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actions and layers in bge

I am using a script to decide which animation my player will run, based on if he holds a flashlight or not. All the actions can be seen in the following image. The actions's layers start from 0 and ...
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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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Rendering Issue - Tracked Video & 3D Object Composite

When I render the scene, only the tracked video appears; the 3D objects do not render. However, the objects appear if I set my active view to rendered (Shift-Z). "Restrict Rendering" is inactive. ...
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Driver not always visible in the graph editor?

I have encountered a problem where my driver would not show in the graph editor while viewing Layer 1 and layer 11. I discovered that moving the wheels in question would show the driver in the graph ...
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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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Same object with modifiers in different layers [duplicate]

How to use the same object with modifiers applied in different layers ? I don't want to duplicate object and move it in another layer. I want Blender to use same amount of memory for that object. So ...
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Toggle Armature Layer Visability via Drivers?

FIGURED IT OUT MYSELF: (it looks like 0,1 don't need to be modified to T/F and I can just use var and 1-var to get the effect I ...
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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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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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Moving a layer behind another one to apply a glow effect

I've been creating a spaceship and I am now trying to set up the compositing nodes. For that, I am using pass indexes for materials, so I can change the effects in compositing nodes and i am having 3 ...
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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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Rigify is using all Layers [closed]

I'm curious about a problem (?) that I'm having with the rigfy add-on. First of all, I have this model with the meta-rig adjusted Until this moment is everything normal. But when I click in the ...
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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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Stop object from being displayed on multiple layers?

I accidentally clicked something, and now my object is on multiple layers. How can I fix this?
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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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What does this icon mean?

The white arrow in attached image, what does it mean? I use Windows and there is no tool tip with info.
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Why is my object not assigned to layer?

I disabled the view of all layers, but a certain object is still visible. Why? How can i hide this object or how can i assign it to a layer? Thx
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How to hide custom shapes' object for bones in armature?

I'm using custom shapes for a character armature. These shapes are objects that are floating around in my 3D space. They aren't really connected to the armature or the character mesh. However, when ...
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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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Layers messed up [closed]

I opened Blender and continued a project I've been working on. I was working in layer 4, and when I went back to layer 2 it was all messed up. I simply followed this tutorial. https://www.youtube.com/...
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How can I name a layer?

Can I name the layers with customized names, or something like that? If not, is it possible to add different colors to every single box?
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How to make visible an object from different layer in bge

I want to give a model a selection circle if (and only if) it is clicked once or twice. The circle is in another layer and i want to make it visible when i click on my model, and invisible when i ...
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Constrained depth of sculpting

In Sculpt mode, I need to fix Adding/Substracting of the object to a minimum/maximum depth, that I've predetermined. I need the whole mesh to be smooth, as if I used normal brush but with a Layer, ...
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Deselect all objects (also on hidden layers)

How can I deselect all object on all layers? Key A only works for current layer. I have 20 layers, with different game buildings and before exporting I need to select what to export. If I forgot to ...
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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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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 ...