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TC21 - Why do objects turn BLACK whenever layer 0 is turned off?
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* June 01, 2017, 09:59:03 AM
In TC21, why does the color of an object turn BLACK whenever layer 0 is turned off?  I'm not sure if this is a bug in the software or a bug in my understanding.  I am able to create this problem by doing the following:

1.  Start with a new design.
2.  Create a new layer called "3d_box".
3.  Select the teacup to turn on draft rendering.
4.  On layer 0, draw a 3d box.
5.  Select the box and change its color to GREEN.
6.  Move the box to layer "3d_box".
7.  Turn off layer 0.  This will cause the box to turn BLACK.

Note that this only appears to be a problem when draft rendering is turned on.  In wireframe mode, the colors are as expected.

Is there a bug in the program, or am I doing something wrong?

Thanks!

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* June 01, 2017, 11:22:42 AM
#1
The standard lights that are used when rendering, are assigned to Layer_0. It's not a good idea to turn Layer_0 off, as it can be used by several tools.

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John R.

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* June 01, 2017, 01:07:35 PM
#2
So whenever the lights get turned off (because they are on layer 0), everything on all other visible layers goes black!

That makes perfect sense.  Thanks for the clarification!

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