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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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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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View modes blocking some objects or half parts [duplicate]

Can you guys help me? I don't know what button or commands I clicked and now I'm unable to see all the objects in the scene. ¿Any thoughts?
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Can the visibility settings of animation channels be stored in view layers?

I model product designs in Blender and use animations to demonstrate the way parts are put together in assemblies and the operation of assemblies in use. A scene may have 5 of 6 short, simple ...
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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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how to render each object separately. I lit every object separately with separate lights

I tried usng view layers but it doesn't work well when the objects are on top of each others. Is there a way to make certain lights only affect certain objects?
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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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View layers Material override - Possible in Eevee?

I'm looking to override materials on the same object in Eevee for different View Layers, for example a shirt color that I want multiple versions (same object and animation, but different material in ...
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Remove clipped part of object from View Layer when rendering individual layers

Just getting to grips with View layers in Blender 2.93, so hopefully this is a straight forward one. I've separated my scene out into foreground and background. The foreground clips into the ...
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Bring Layer panel from header back to the context menu area or lock it opened?

In Blender 2.9 the grease pencil layer panel appears on the header and it shows up only when you click on it and disappear when you move the cursor elsewhere. While in the tutorials from Blender 2.8 ...
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Animate view layer transition

I'm trying to achieve an effect where I have one object in different styles (colourful, wireframe, voxelized) and I'm trying to animate fading between them in a scene with a moving camera. I've come ...
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Blender 2.93 does not save view layer render setting after selecting a different view layer

Using Blender 2.93.3. Cycles, though I don't think that has anything to do with this. My scene consists of nine collections and eight view layers for compositing. After I enable rendering for a ...
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Reflection capture of emissive objects

Im in Blender 2.93 I have a tracked scene, the background is a PNG image sequence, and I've created a particle system that is made up of emissive icospheres. I would like the icospheres to cast light ...
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How can I control the visibility of several objects at once? [duplicate]

I'd like to hide and unhide several objects at once. In particular, I'd like to toggle the eye icon on and off. The monitor icon works fine, but the eye icon doesn't work. ...
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Picture attached to an object only viewable at certain angles

Basically I have a picture attached to one side of an object. Depending on the angle I am looking at it is sometimes viewable, half viewable, or not viewable at all. Thanks as always for your help ...
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View layers n00b: holdout & indirect - no holdout, objects, objects still visible

I'm fiddling with view layers for the first time ever. Got a large Archviz project, organized in collections on several view layers. My understanding is as follows: To render out the streets and ...
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how to reuse the render result for second scene?

Ok, i am pretty unexperienced with multiple scenes/view layers. I know i could solve my "problem" just with shader nodes - the question is more about a general workflow. Is is possible to ...
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Can't find a collection

I have a collection (called "SCATTER: Tree1") with an object inside, and I can't seem to find them in the view layer. I've tried to activate some restriction toggles that can sometimes hide ...
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Layers and keyframes not showing in Summary

Why are the layers not showing up under the Summary tab? I have tried to find out for hours, but i can seem to figure it out.
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How to switch back to default view after switching to camera view in blender 2.92

I am using the awesome Blender 3d Software I can switch to camera view using ctrl+alt+0 But how to switch back to normal view which was earlier before navigating to camera view
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Why my blender layout area appears a mark like hourglass? and how to close it

I don't know what function I pressed, suddenly, the blender layout area appears a mark that looks like "hourglass"(see the picture below), and it does no effect but just a little bit ...
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Trouble referencing images on local Viewport

I'm facing issues when I tried to draw with reference images aside to help with complex topology. I add them in Quad View area, they are fine and appear in local view, but the moment I disable ...
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How to display my reference image in Wireframe mode

I imported my reference via Images as plane. I can view them in material preview, but when i switched to wireframe mode I can't see my refernce images. How can i fix that? Two pics for proper ...
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Instance from collection controlling in render layers

Is it possible to disable an 'instance' from a collection in View Layer? I don't see the option there. Right now, my instances stay visible in all my rendered layers.
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How can I associate collections with different view layers?

Can I have collections separated into different view layers and combine them in the compositor? If so, how do you assign a collection to a view layer? I see the option to enable/disable a view layer ...
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Is there anyway to keep bounce lights of scene when rendering in separate view layers?

Is there anyway to keep bounce lights of scene when rendering in separate view layers? As such I have a ceiling, 2 walls, and assets within The assets within are affected by the bouncing of light on ...
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Render displays solid view objects

I am running Blender 2.91.2 on Ubuntu 20.10 'Groovy' using Cycles with graphics card GTX 1070 (driver version 460.32.03, CUDA Version 11.2) The top Viewport image (in the Animation tab) is meant to be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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