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"Renders can be separated into layers, to composite them back together afterwards." (2.90) View Layers are also used to control visibility of objects in the 3D Viewport. Use this tag for any questions related to separate view layers used in renders.

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Switch main viewlayers during render

I have a scene with a lot of different cameras and camera angles and I used the viewlayers to quickly show or hide objects depending of what these cameras should render. It was much quicker than ...
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Switching layer views according to main cameras

how can I tie the view layer used for the rendering to the main camera? Here's more context. I am making a video for a boardgame with multiple camera angles and various game cards/figurines settings ...
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Can "Exclude from View" be kept disabled during an append? Can it be done with Python?

This is a minor thing, but I was curious if this was possible. I have generated a character rig that looks like this in the outliner. Notice the wgt folder is "disabled" and its contents are ...
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Setting Smoke volumes to indirect only

I have a scene where I have a smoke simulation surrounding an object. I would like to render the scene in layers so I can composite the final shot in After effects. I can put the smoke and object in ...
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Render Glossy indirect and Shadow pass without the use of ViewLayers

I'm wondering if there exists a solution that allows you to render the Shadow Pass and Glossy Indirect pass in the same render/view layer, on the same plane and still have a transparent background. ...
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Scenes vs. View Layers - What's the Difference?

I'm still having a hard time understanding the difference between Scene and View Layers. Would anyone mind explaining the difference, and what are the use case scenarios for one over the other? Which ...
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Link View Layer to a specific camera (in Blender)

is it possible to link a View Layer to a specific camera? So I have different Cameras (for different shots) in my scene and also different view layers, that some objects are only visible, in specific ...
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Force curves to appear in front of mesh

Fairly new so I'm playing around with OBJ mesh imports from SketchUp and Rhino. When I bring in an object, I would also like these lines to display. So, I import them as well in the form of curves, ...
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how to render scene in blender with layer and volumetric atmosphere

I have a problem with rendering a scene correctly using layers. When I render it as a whole everything is fine. When I use layers I have a problem with volumetric atmosphere which obscures everything ...
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Custom properties in shaders zeroed out when I make a copy of the view layer

I am working on a complex scene with many different starships in it. This is a recreation of an old PC game poster, and since each starship was lit in a bit different way, my idea was to have each ...
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Compositing 1 light through an object?

In this scene, I want Ball 1 to be hit by both lights A+B, but light B to pass through Ball 2 (not casting a shadow on Ball 1) Ball 2, I want to be hit by light A, but not light B So how do I make ...
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How to speed up hiding thousands of objects

I need a quick way to hide thousands of objects in the view layer via python. I have tried running the following code, but it takes 10 seconds to run with 10,000 objects: ...
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Where's the shadow light pass gone (cycles)?

I'm following a tutorial (very beginner here) which wants me to enable the "shadows" light pass in the view layer - the tutorial is in blender version 3.2, which the docs say has this, but I'...
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Render Layers Shadows

I have two render layers: SCENE & OBJECTS and I want to render them separately and combine them in the compositor. Why I don't have the shadows from the objects (in the foreground) layer ...
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The "Shadow" option is not available in "Show Layer Properties" (Blender 3.5)

When I turn on Cycles to render, I have no "Shadows" option in "Show Layer Properties" (Passes > Light > Other > ...), but in the video tutorial everything works perfectly....
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OpenEXR Multilayer Alpha Channel Issues - Blender to After Effects

I am working on a project which required some after effects compositing. I'm having trouble with an OpenEXR Multilayer Sequence. I'm having trouble with a few materials and their alpha channels. ...
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Rendering not display

Earlier I tried I don't know what and only the head appeared on the render, when I press F12 it crashes and when I press F11 it displays a background with nothing, I've been looking for 1 hour and I ...
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Viewlayer/composite shortcut

After rendering with F12, you can switch between slots by pressing 1,2,3... depending on the slot you want to go to. Is there a shortcut to switch between before/after composite, instead of choosing ...
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Is it possible to 'exclude from view layer' all hierarchy?

I have lots of collections inside collections. Somehow some of them got 'excluded from view layer' (the small box unticked). I would expect Shift-LMB to exclude/include all children collections (like ...
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Turn off light bouncing for one view layer only

I'd like one of my passes ( view layers) to have the Total set to 0 in the Light paths>Max Bounces of the Render properties. (cycles renderer) How can I over ride this setting for just one view ...
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Is there an equivalent setting in Eevee as Glossy Direct in Cycles engine?

I'm trying to follow the Blender Guru donut tutorial but using Eevee to render. I'm trying to add a glowy nature to the white highlights on the object. The Glossy<Light<Passes<...
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Glare node is visible in the viewer node but not in the render result

So my glare node is not working properly. I am working on an animation and in the composite tab the glare node is visible but not in the render result.
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Blender random crash when viewing or hiding an object in scene

I'm experiencing an annoying bug/crash multiple times a day. I've had a look at the crash log but can't figure out what the problem is, Can anyone have a quick look and let me know what they think? ...
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Why are my textures appearing correctly on material view, but not on soild?

I'm trying to put together some assets to make a vrchat model for myself. Everything appeared to be great on the model, but when I checked the solid view, I noticed that the front of my model's shoes ...
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Rearrange View Layer order for organizational purposes?

Is there a way to rearrange View Layers without having to make copies + delete the original (to effectively bump it to the bottom of the list)? For example, if I wanted to move the 'View All' layer to ...
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When playing the animation in compositing some render layers are disabled or switched

I'm quite new to compositing in blender and wanted to start comping an animation I created. I've plugged all the different passes to get my beauty layer for each view layer. When I'm on the first ...
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ViewLayer problem

I can't see the object in ViewLayer. I had created a suit of armor and merged with the orginal design then I decided to create clothes to my character and did SHIFT D, it created the shirt for me but ...
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X-Ray mode not working in Solid View

Normally I can see through objects with X-Ray and Solid view enabled, like in the example picture below (This is another Blend file I opened just to check I wasn't going crazy) However, this file ...
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How to make an object only cast a shadow but be invisible in a View Layer?

This may be something very simple but I actually tried a bunch of things without any success. I am looking or a setup that allows me to do this in 2.8+. Let's say I have a cube sitting on a plane and ...
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Find and delete hidden objects

I made a small script that is supposed to select objects that have a material with an Image Texture. ...
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Set exclude on collection in multiple viewlayers

I'm trying save the values of the exclude property from all the collections in every viewlayer(I have multiple viewlayers). I'm trying to save my current state, so ...
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The right way to set up a multilayer renders (and a reflection pass)

I am trying to create a "reflection catcher", to work like a shadow catcher. I have followed this tutorial, which seems to work, but also seems to end up generating many more passes than I ...
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Object casting duplicated shadows on different objects

I'm inserting few objects in blender after doing motion tracking on a video. There's a plane that represents the floor (set as shadow catcher) and then, as you can see in the image there's a sort of ...
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How to override a linked scene in Blender?

I am experienced with Maya but new to Blender, after long digging I still can't find an answer, can you help me out? My question is: how to override a linked scene in Blender? Create 2 empty files, ...
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Enable Shadow Catcher Pass in View Layer with Python

I am writing a script for compositing, which requires that the Render Layers node has the Shadow Catcher output (see image below). This can be done with the GUI by going into the View Layer and ...
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How to create a new blank empty area?

I would like to remove the area, yet leave the screen itself(red box) and create a whole new empty black area(light blue area) in that screen for making my own editor type. I've looking for awhile in ...
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Can't select object in viewport but can in outliner as edit mode

While working with a car model, somehow selection in viewport is disabled, but I can select objects in outliner and pressing tab can allow me to work in edit mode. Kindly see my blend file:
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glossy direct pass (view layer properties)

I am going through a step by step tutorial. But at a certain stage, my render differs from the scene of the author. Please help me figure out why my render is partially colored. The author is in black ...
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Denoise node not working

I'm still a beginner in blender. But I have a question for the rendering options. After rendering a image there is a option to view different layers. One is the View Layer. Another one is the ...
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View Layer versus Render Layer: What's the difference?

I'm learning how to separate renders into layers, which are then combined in the Compositor. However, in researching the literature I see references to View Layers and Render Layers. It seems they ...
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How to put a background onto its own Render Layer?

I'm working with a 3rd-party product that allows you to create custom skies via Blender's World environment. The documentation states: "To render fast you can separate the background on a render ...
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Why are these mesh objects visible in Blender File, but invisible in View Layer?

I've run into a situation I've never seen before: I deleted the Screws Kitbash Payware mesh objects from the View Layer display, but they are still visible in the Blender File display. Why? Is this by ...
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How to get shrink these Colored Balls over the Liquid? [closed]

I'm doing a fluid simulation right now, and for some reason these particle previews are blocking me from seeing the mesh; which is fine underneath. I was trying to make these spheres smaller, but I ...
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View Layers Explained to the Simple Minded, Like Myself

Although I've been learning Blender for six months I've only just come across the idea of View Layers and rendering separate layers. You know how it goes; you want to learn 3D so you attack the ...
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Blender 3 disable render locally in a specific view layer [duplicate]

In the outliner, filters, there are two icons for viewport visibility, one of them (the eye symbol icon) disables the viewport visibility locally, meaning for the current view layer, without affecting ...
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Why does view_layer.update seemingly fail for my armature?

I'm writing an export script for an armature (using Blender 3.0.0). In this script, I'm attempting to clear bone roll, then force local bone matrices (...
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How can you choose which parts of meshes are seen in front of others in the viewport? [closed]

How can you put one object behind another, but make it so it's seen in front in the viewport AND in the final render? (for example here the eyes are behind the head but but when in rendered view you ...
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When lots of View Layers = Way too small text in Compositing Tab

I currently have a Blender scene where I have TONS of View Layers. Now, when I go in the Compositing Tab, and try to assign a View Layer to an Output Node, there's so many View Layers that if I want ...
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What's going on with these objects?

This is a 3rd-party Wavefront OBJ (a spaceship) I imported into Blender. The object appears to be composed of hundreds of individually-named entities visible in the View Layer, each with a material ...
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How can I store and restore a 3D view per view layer?

I'm working on a construction scene with a number of view layers managing the different work contexts (different buildings, different floors, structural elements, plumbing, electricity, etc.). I'd ...
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