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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

QuickTip: Assigning a 3D Object to be Visible on Multiple Layers

You can easily assign a selected object(s) to be visible on a certain layer by using the M-key while in the Object mode. The following dialog will appear:

Simply select the desired layer button and click OK. The object will then be moved to that layer.

However, what if you want to make an object visible on more than one layer?

Well, it's simple. With your object selected, press the M-key to display the Move Object dialog. Now, hold down the Shift-key while selecting all of the other layers where you want your object to visible, then click OK.

That's it! You can now view that object on multiple layers.

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great tip Kernon!

Anonymous said...

thats great, So really, when you "move" an object from layer to layer, all you do assign visibility on certain layers. thanks!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I just tried it. Thanks so much!!! ^_^ -Reyn

Anonymous said...

Well actually you are not making an object visible on several different layers, you are simply making the selected layers visible at the same time. That's a big difference to what you were trying to achieve.

Kernon Dillon said...

Yes, it is making the object visible on the Shift-selected layers. Give it a try. This is not the same as simply Shift-selecting the layer buttons on the Header bar. When you Shift-select the layer buttons within the context of the Move Object dialog, the selected object(s) are assigned to the multi-selected layers.

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