View Full Version : Turning off primary visibility for a group?

01 January 2006, 06:57 PM
I'm using Render Layers in Maya 7 for the first time. Since I can no longer just pick which passes I want to render as in previous versions, I'm having a little trouble. I was following the instructions given by mestela in this thread (, which seem to work fine, except that I have tons of objects and it would take for ever for me to select each one individually to uncheck "primary visibility".
I tried grouping all these objects together, but the group doesn't have a shape node associated with it (which is where "primary visibility" is located). I tried going under Display in my Attribute Editor, right clicking "visibility", and selecting "Create Layer Override", but then my shadows don't render either.

Am I missing something? Does anyone know how to hide this group, while still seeing the shadows on the plane below?

01 January 2006, 07:05 PM
to switch the Primary Visibility for all the objects, select them in the Outliner then press the down arrow to select their shapes and finally use the Attribute Spread Sheet Editor (Windows>General Editors>) to change the primary visibility for all the objects.

hope it helps

01 January 2006, 07:10 PM
That's exactly what I needed! You are awesome. Thanks for the quick reply. :thumbsup:

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