Essential Animation Tips for Cinema 4D: Layers

In this tutorial I’ll be covering one of the most overlooked features for organization and viewport speed optimization in Cinema 4D…LAYERS!  If you’ve never worked with them before, you will do yourself a disservice to not watch this and learn how much it can improve your workflow!  I’ll go over the basics of layers, how to add objects to layers, and then break down all of the aspects of each layer and how you can use it to your advantage and optimize your viewport speed to the fullest!

I was once someone who was ignorant of layers and never used them…man am I glad I learned about them!  Without Layers, some of my projects would be unworkable in Cinema 4D’s bogged down viewport.

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2 thoughts on “Essential Animation Tips for Cinema 4D: Layers

  1. There is a script that Ryan Summers pointed out on his 50 in 50 Sigraph video (third video) that will turn off all the layer buttons for the selected row called MuteLayers from a guy “Hypoly” can be found at “” really useful. I have it shortcutted to “x” only when on the layers panel, makes it for super fast off or on of your layers.

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