How to use layers

This is a basic guide. To use layers as shown in the video tutorial, click here.

1.First of all, you must select DirectX 11 in File->options to make use of this feature.

As an example, there is a character, an object, and a backdrop in this scene:

2. To open the layers window, go to view->Show layers window:

3. Next, you need to make a new layer and place some of the items in your scene into this new layer:

4. To hide or show a layer, while you are working, you click the eye symbol; and to stop a layer rendering, you click the film strip symbol.

Each layer will render separately so it's best to render as a targa sequence to make use of the transparency.