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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tip (v2.5x): Displaying Only Renderable Objects in the 3D View

A new feature added to the developing Blender 2.5 allows you to easily display only renderable objects. This is very helpful when you want to isolate only those objects designated as renderable, or when you want to quickly hide things like the Grid, Cameras, Lamps, Empty objects, etc.

(You'll need a recent build of Blender 2.5. You can download the latest builds of Blender from graphicall.org.)


From within the 3D View,


press the N-key to display the Properties Panel.


Scroll down to the Display section


and enable the Only Render option.


Done!


You can control which objects are renderable by going to an Outliner view and toggling the "camera" icon to the right of the listed object. Of course, objects like the Camera, Lamps, etc. are non-renderable by default so no need to adjust their renderable option.



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4 comments:

John R. Nyquist said...

It keeps getting better! Thanks for posting.

Banor said...

Thanks! I browsed the example images in about 5-10 secs and learned it. Great!

Anonymous said...

I have Blender 2.5 Alpha 2 installed on windows but it doesn't have a tick box for only render. In fact the tick boxes are x axis, y axis, z axis, Outline Selected, All Object Origins, ....Grid Floor. Your thoughts?

Kernon Dillon said...

For some reason this comment didn't show up:

I have Blender 2.5 Alpha 2 installed on windows but it doesn't have a tick box for only render. In fact the tick boxes are x axis, y axis, z axis, Outline Selected, All Object Origins, ....Grid Floor. Your thoughts?


ANSWER:
I'm using the latest build of Blender (far more developed than the official Alpha 2 version).

You can get the latest builds for your OS at graphicall.org

BTW, all 2.5 tips and tutorials will be done with the latest build available at the time of posted info.

Sorry I didn't make that clear in the post. I'll update it.

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