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Blender using a large amount of ram for very little [closed]

I've been trying to find an issue similar to mine online and so far I have not. Blender is using between 8 and 11 gigs of ram consistently when I have any moderately detailed meshes. Even if I delete ...
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Viewing “Layers” of an Imported Model

I downloaded a free .obj anatomical model that I imported but I am unable to relate to the different systems of the body. It just looks like the external mesh, but it is supposed to have veins, ...
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Freestyle pass not rendering for Objects on Separate View Layers

Freestyle pass is not rendering for objects placed on a Separate ViewLayer,but renders fine for primary layer . Freestyle pass has been connected in the Compositor and Freestyle Priority has been ...
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playing with View Layers - are they always all rendered?

I'm playing with View Layers since I have to separate a lot of stuff from a scene. It's working great but I was wondering how it does impact the render performances. If I have, let's say, 10 View ...
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Move/rotate all objects contained in a collection around the space

I have modelled a car and I have arranged all differents objects parts in nested collections under a main one called "Model". Now I need to move all the car in the space I know that I can ...
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Exiting cycles render between render layers

I'm rendering a still image with four render layers (view layers) and output to OpenEXR Multilayer, each render layer to its own file output. The render has completed 2/4 of the view layers, but I'm ...
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Masking footage over 3d objects in Blender 2.8+?

I don't get how to make a mask and use it properly. What I'd like know exactly is how to make a mask of a certain area of the footage, keep it tracked to the footage and make the mask layered in front ...
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View Layer setting do not show up in certain files

*I have no View Layer settings. But in other files I have all these settings. This is in the Cycles Render engine. In the render setting I can't choose my Gpu or Cpu but if I switch to a different ...
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What exactly does the “Use 3D Viewport” rendering option do?

There is an option when you press the shortcut to render (F12 by default) to Use 3D Viewport. The tool tip describes this option as: When inside a 3D viewport, use layers and camera of the viewport. ...
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Object 'rig' can't be selected because it is not in view layer 'view layer'

I AM getting this error while trying to generate Rig. Please provide me some Solutions.
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can't open files .BLEND

i have problem can you help me? i have some .blend files from a few days ago; i Have Blender for Windows 10. My problem is that i wanna open the .blend files but when i double click to open the file, ...
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How to get a Sharp Render when mixing foreground and background ViewLayers in EEVEE?

The text has to appear sharp when blended with the background in the EEVEE compositor. However even on switching the text blend mode to Alpha blend,setting Mix node blend to "ADD" and ...
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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! [duplicate]

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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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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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 ...