general:sculpt_workspace:voxtree

You have the ability to drag and drop layers to do many things, such as moving a layer to the trash, reparenting by dragging to a layers + sign, or simply even just reordering the layers to organize them. Let’s go over it, from top to bottom.


Root: This is your base file or scene. You cannot edit this.
- (Collapse child layers): The minus next to any layer will allow you to collapse any child layers that it may have.
Visibility: By clicking on the “eyeball” you can toggle the visibility of a layer to be on or off.
Ghost Mode: Turn on/off ghost mode, volume will become half transparent and not pickable. It will be also be protected for editing.
V and S: These icons toggle between volume mode and surface mode.
+ (Add layer): The plus next to any layer will add a new layer parented to the layer that you clicked the icon next to. If you add a layer to the root, it will have no parent.
Layer name: Each layer is represented with a horizontal bar. By double clicking the bar you can change the name.
Layer resolution: You’ll notice that if you have changed the resolution of a layer, before the layer’s name will appear a number representing this, for example, as [2x], [4x], and so on.

Now for the icons on the bottom of the VoxTree, from left:

Empty note: Creates a new layer parented to the root.
Trashcan: This will deleted your currently selected layer.
2 empty notes: Will duplicate your currently selected layer.
Ball: Edit the currently selected layer’s shader properties.
2 empty notes w/grid: Will duplicate the currently selected layer’s resolution and transformation settings. Nothing else will be duplicated. This is a great function for when you would like to have another layer with the same settings, but not the voxels.
Double-sided arrows: This icon is for the symmetry copy tool. If you have sculpted on one side of a volume object you can use this icon to copy all of that to the other side of the object. It works on any axis, so long as you have symmetry turned on along the preferred axis.
Grid: This icon will Increase resolution.
Down arrow note: This icon will duplicate and decrease the resolution (by a factor of 2x) of your currently selected layer.
This is handy if you have an object layer that is too high a resolution and you need to take it down for some editing.
Beware that you will lose details if this is done.
X-note: This will clear the selected object layer in the VoxTree of any voxels. It performs the same as the “Clear” tool on the left side tool bar in the Commands section.


Layer Selection Enhancements: This video covers a few hidden gems relating to the quick selection of a layer/object in the viewport, isolating (visibility) a layer, and subsequent restoration of hidden volumes.

Editing Individual Parts of a SculptTree Layer: This video offers a quick tip about manipulating individual parts of a SculptTree layer (in the Sculpt Workspace) or separating them into separate child layers.

Vox Tree Layer Multi-Select: This video demonstrates the usage of Multi-Selection with regard to VoxTree layers, which now allows more functions, including deleting layers and Global Space options.

Multi Select VoxTree Layers: This video demonstrates the usage of Multi-Selection with regard to VoxTree layers, which now allows more functions, including deleting layers and Global Space options.

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  • Last modified: 2019/10/13 14:34
  • by carlosan