How To Use View Layers In Blender 2.8

Jacob Swing covers the changes to Blender’s render layer system, which was formerly known as View Layers.

In this tutorial from Jacob Swing, he will show you the features of Blender 2.8 and above that have changed how we work in 3D apps with their new render layer system.

In today’s post I’m going over what has been added as well as some important differences between older versions so make sure to stick around if at all possible!

Render Layers Now View Layers

When Blender 2.8 came out, the render layer system was completely revamped – Swing tells us
“Even its name had changed from Render Layers to View Layers.” For many of you this has been frustrating but with some time spent understanding new features like these view layers can give your exact results!

About Jacob Swing

Jacob Swing is a VFX artist currently studying in China for his Master’s degree. The 23-year old native of South Africa, who now lives and works across the Eastern Hemisphere as well as North America has enjoyed an international career thus far with credits on projects ranging from commercials to feature films including Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge Of The Sith (2005) which earned him two Academy Award Nominations; one BAFTA Award nomination among other achievements throughout Europe!