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Author Topic: How to unhide just 1 object  (Read 8516 times)

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How to unhide just 1 object
« on: August 06, 2009, 01:04:01 pm »

This is a question. I know one can hide objects individually, or select one and invert the selection and hide the others.


 ??? ??? ??? ??? ???

But how can I show just one object that I've hidden previously, without hiding the others or doing anything with the others? Can I?

I mean, some kind of hide/unhide toggle, a script or any other way...

Thanks.

If not, it may be a very good feature to add.

Thank you very much!
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Re: How to unhide just 1 object
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2009, 01:42:24 pm »

You can hide objects using the shortcut 'h'  and unhide all hidden objects using the shortcut 'H' (shift+h).
So if you want to unhide a hidden object just hit shift+h.

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Re: How to unhide just 1 object
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2009, 01:48:30 pm »

I think he means something along the lines of unhiding one object at a time, instead of unhiding all of them at once.
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Re: How to unhide just 1 object
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2009, 02:14:43 pm »

That's what I'm asking, 3D Joe, I mean unhiding one object at a time, not all them.
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Re: How to unhide just 1 object
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2009, 03:36:49 pm »

Use the list in the bar at the top.
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Re: How to unhide just 1 object
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2009, 03:51:35 pm »

Do you mean the item list icon? Yes, I can select hidden objects that way, but how to show again one object that I've hidden without showing all the others a tthe same time? Is this possible?
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Re: How to unhide just 1 object
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2009, 09:59:45 pm »

Sorry, I just realised that there is no show command, but I have figured out a way. Use the list to pick your hidden object, then Cut, and then paste it again.
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Re: How to unhide just 1 object
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2009, 10:25:40 pm »

on your list double click the item, down tward the bottom of that box in edit properties it will say hidden uncheck that box
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Re: How to unhide just 1 object
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2009, 01:37:37 am »

Sorry, I just realised that there is no show command, but I have figured out a way. Use the list to pick your hidden object, then Cut, and then paste it again.

That does not need to use the list. The hidden item is not removed from the current selection, so you can cut as you say and paste, and when pasted is visible, as you say. But, there is no unhide command?

on your list double click the item, down tward the bottom of that box in edit properties it will say hidden uncheck that box

that doesn't work. there is no hidden box in Object mode, and also one can't double click and open anything with the item list, just select.
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Re: How to unhide just 1 object
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2009, 08:02:23 am »

you can control the visibility of any object by controlling the visibility option of any object.

double click on object, click on ".." against the visibility check box and change, make expression "on" and in the script editor box change the visibility value to 1 or 0.  You can do this either by keying this at any frame that you want object to appear to disappear or you can do this by script.

For example, if you use following script.

$visibility = frame % 2;

the object will appear and disappear for every alternate frames.

You can likewise make more complex controller scripts with conditional statements depending upon your requirements.
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Re: How to unhide just 1 object
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2009, 09:24:55 am »


That does not need to use the list. The hidden item is not removed from the current selection, so you can cut as you say and paste, and when pasted is visible, as you say. But, there is no unhide command?

The list is to find the object if it is not selected, and cut/paste unhides it. I realise that this is not a true unhide, but it is a work around.

Anim8or does need a show command in the long run.
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Re: How to unhide just 1 object
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2009, 09:39:46 am »

I think it needs a show command too. I mean for the object mode.
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Re: How to unhide just 1 object
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2009, 01:12:15 pm »

well now are you in object or scene
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