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Clipping camera to view moves mesh

I've created a mesh and applied a texture over it; after hitting Ctrl + NUMPAD_0 instead of moving the camera to current view the mesh is flipped in front of the camera: Also, the camera also appears ...
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Passes between render layers 2.8

I have a large scene so I want to render it layer by layer and then combine it in compositor. However, separate view layers are not intersecting with each other (for example if sun is on the ...
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layer keyboard shortcut 2.83

Blender 2.83.2 Collections replaced Layers. Yet, Layers are still there (presumably for backwards compatibility). It seems Layers and Collections are related, e.g. Collection 1 = Layer 1, etc. Problem ...
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Cannot merge or slide accidentally opened windows

I realise that you should be able to grab and slide view layers to close them. I have done this successfully in the past. However, as a NOOB, I managed to get into a complete mess with shader windows ...
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When to avoid using context.view_layer.update?

I have been working in blender python and shapekeys. Now every time I change the value of shapekey, I am applying bpy.context.view_layer.update which is a costly update. My question is, when should I ...
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Accessing the current View Layer render pass in Material

I think what I want is basic, but I can't find a good way to phrase it when searching. The scenario, I have one object in two collections and two View layers. I want the material to be aware of which ...
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Trying to select updated mesh, but get: Object 'Plane' can't be selected because it is not in View Layer 'View Layer'!

Using Blender 2.82a, I am trying to advance an animation and then select an object or mesh that has been updated. I am using something similar to the old ...
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Rendering of objects visible in viewport only!

how do I render the objects visible in the viewport only ie. only the objects with the open eye 👁 in the object outliner. Thank you
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View Layers Panel

I have a relatively simple Blend for testing: a couple Suzanne's and some text. I want to be able to render either just the normal image, or the depth map image. In the Compositor, I've created two ...
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Objects change size during render

I am very new to blender so pardon me! Some context: I have just completed Blender Guru’s level 3 part 5. I tried to render a picture of the glass coffeecup (as I do with every finished video). ...
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How do I override the material of an object in a view layer?

How can I do the following? There are 2 objects in my scene. Object A and object B. I want to create such a view layer where object A has another reflective material (override) and object B is ...
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How to render some of view layers only (instead of single or all of them)

I have LOTS of View Layers (generated in Python), and I only want to render and composite several of them at once. When I checked "Render Single Layer" in View Layer options, only the active one in ...
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Exclude feature in blender 2.82

I can't find the "Set Exclude" feature in 2.82 as shown in this answer. Did they move it, if so where is it?
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Can visibility states of collections be saved on a view layer?

Is it possible to save visibility states of collections in a view layer in such a way that they would be restored when re-activating the view layer, even if the visibility states have been manually ...
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Is there a way to render out only 1 frame per renderlayer?

I am creating a dress shirt configurator and I need every shirt part (xx parts) to be rendered out in a separate view layer. I then later save them in openEXR format and do some processing in ...
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How do I deleted a scene collection without deleting the scences inside that collection

Pretty self-explanatory. In the Outliner Window, I have a few scenes. However, all the scenes are under a 'scene collection' and I would like to remove the scene collection from the hierarchy.
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Blender Python: Exclude Collections from View Layers [duplicate]

I would like to replicate in a script what happens if i exclude a collection from a view layer via hotkey E (bpy.ops.outliner.collection_exclude_set()). I cannot seem to find that exclude in the tree....
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Object visible in Shading tab 3D viewport but not Layout 3D viewport?

I have two View Layers. If I switch to the other View Layer (in the main Layout viewport) I see the object. I have tried to make this object visible in my other (main) View Layer, but cannot seem ...
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'Context' object has no attribute 'view_layer' in Python Script

I'd like to run the script here but hit an error on the 2nd line: ...
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How to re-render specific view layers?

I have a scene split into several view layers. They are rendered separately and then put together in the compositor. I would like to re-render only some specific view layers, not all of them. How can ...
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How do I render a GlossInd pass without all the extra planes on which the gloss actually is?

I am trying my hand at VFX/CGI so I need to use blender to render objects to composite into live-action footage in After Effects. This requires me to separate passes and render shadows and gloss etc. ...
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How to composite shadow on different view layers?

I'm trying to learn how to do this to save on render times during animation in Blender 2.81. I want to use this on a project that will have moving characters, moving camera, etc. Everything works ...
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Change between layers using shortcut in blender 2.8

I've recently update blender to 2.8 and now I'm looking for a shortcut to change quicly between layers (or collection views). Something like 2.79 had: Shortcut to switch between layers? I use to make ...
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Material Overrides for view layers (per object)

I've been a casual Blender user for some time now. Really enjoying the progress in 2.8, and use this now over maya for most modeling needs, and would love to ditch autodesk altogether, but there are ...
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shading view is different than render view [duplicate]

hello community I am much worried while adding material to the objects in blender 2.8. I am facing problem that the shading view show the accurate colors what I do made as shown in figure below. as ...
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Different View Transform & Look settings per layer in compositor

I have a scene with two view layers. The first view layer contains a starship ans is designed for the Filmic View Transform in Render tab and for the Look set to None. The second view layer ...
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Blender 2.8: link Render View to a single View Layer for rendering (multiple viewlayers, multiple cameras)

I've got several Collections (created with bpy.data.collections.new()), each consists of its own Area Light and multiple Cameras. I've got a View Layer (...
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How can I set the number of samples per View Layer?

In 2.79 I used to create several Render Layers in order to optimize rendering time. I sometimes use a sphere with an emission shader to simulate the sky. It doesn't require many samples to be rendered ...
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Blender 2.8 different worlds settings for different view layers

Is it possible to have 2 different worlds in Blender 2.8? If positive, how do you do that?
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Blender 2.8 How do i make objects with Render View disabled to not be visible on Viewport / OpenGL Rendering?

I have some objects which i do not want to be disible on the Viewport nor the OpenGL rendering previews, back in 2.79 it worked just fine by disabling render view on the outliner and enabling the '...
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Compositing Workflow/How to compose a render after restarting Blender?

I'm new to Blender (coming from C4D) and currenty working on an architectural visualisation like this: The Image is a placeholder because I can't show the project. I made three view layers Clay ...
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Wire-frames being rendered inside transparent objects

Im sure it's probably a render option I need to turn on or off but I have an animation where we see a crane moving a sign. As the sign comes closer to the camera, the crane disappears. I keyframed ...
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How to duplicate view layers?

right now only there's the possibility of creating new view layers, but every time you create a view layer it defaults all layers to visible, and sometimes in the scene there are views that are too ...
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blender 2.8 : temporarily show all visible objects in the scene

When dealing with collection, the object in the 3d viewport will be visible depends on current selected view layer. Some objects won't be visible as they have been excluded from current view layer. ...
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Shadowcatcher, how to separate shadow and object

I'm currently trying to render some assets (in cycles) for an application I'am developing. As I need objects to appear separately the idea is to have object A, shadow A, object B, shadow B and so on ...
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copy objects from one scene to another

I opened a blend, and I created 2 scenes. in the 1st I have a box and in the 2nd. I have a door. save my file and then use the command duplicate window of the information bar in the window tab. in ...
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Change active View Layer with Python

I'm currently trying to figure out how i can change the active view layer with python. The change to 2.8 made sourcing for documentation quite difficult. I'd be thankfull for any help!
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What is layer exclude in blender?

Hi guys i was wondering if you can explain me what is exclude layer and what it does ?. I watched tutorial about layers it was about changing scenes visible and invisible and almost couldnt understand
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Render Layer - Blender 2.8

I try to change my workflow from Blender 2.79 to Blender 2.8, but I struggle with the new layersystem. In previous versions you could go to the 'Outliner' window an say to each object by click if it ...
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Blender 2.8 - Multiple View Layers

is it possible to add new ViewLayers to current beta version, or it is work in progress? I am looking for a way to render two objects on two separate viewlayers with different compositing nodes on ...
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How to set visibility on view layers via python?

What was obj.hide in Blender 2.79 is now obj.hide_viewport in 2.80. This is different from the newly introduced visibility on view layers, which describes visibility on different viewlayers, and is ...
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Blender 2.8 View Layers - “Exclude” feature

Does anyone know where the "Exclude" and "Mask"-features can be found for the View Layers, (formerly "Render Layers") in Blender 2.8?