# Layers--Animation--Switching--Or something like that.

Ok, I’m making an animation and want to know if I can switch to another layer mid-way through it?

Let’s say I get to frame… 50 and I want it to go from layer 1 to layer 2.

Anyway I can do this?.. I could 'prolly do it some other way but I’m lazy… and well, i’m just lazy

I looked all over the forums and all but couldn’t find anything so… yeah

Any suggestions? I want to hear it all. Anything and everything. Yup, just tell it to me as it comes to ya. mm-hmm. Indeed

I will give you a hint… Layer IPO…

Give up? Okay, select your object, press the I key and select Layer from the menu. Open the IPO window, and you will see the Layer IPO curve. Press TAB to get the curve into edit mode. Use Ctrl+left click to add another IPO key. Press the N key to input the numeric values-- X is the frame location and Y should be the Layer you want to use. This would be my approach at least, feel free to discover your own.

sounds complicated but I think I can figure it out. If I can’t you’ll hear from me LoL

Thanks I so needed this! YAYA

try using Mkey to move objects between layers and then Ikey -> Layer

much easier IMHO

Martin

If you’re going to use the layer IPO window, and use N-Key to move the points, it turns out that the Y-value is not actually the layer it’s on, but the binary combination of the layers it’s on.

So if you wanted it to be visible on layers 4, 5 and 7, you would use a y value of 1011000 binary (the 4th, 5th and 7th bits are 1’s) which is 88.

In short, for layer 1 use 1, for layer 2 use 2, for layer 3 use 4, for layer 4 use 8, etc and for several layers add them up.

Thanks for the follow Phlip. I didn’t know that fact about the layer IPO. I just tried it a quick experiment from layer 1 to layer 2 to answer his question.