The Outliner displays all the objects you've created. Within the Outliner, you can organize objects, group them, toggle their states, and configure materials.
- Created objects are categorized into Solids, Sheets, and Curves sections.
- Right-click on a section label ("Solids," "Sheets," "Curves") and choose "Select all" to select all objects within that section.
- You can reorganize the Outliner by dragging and dropping objects.
Grouping allows you to better organize your objects.
|Create a group and move the selected object to the new group.||Ctrl + G or||Group Selected|
|Remove the selected object from the group.||Alt + G||Ungroup Selected|
Right-click on a group folder to access related commands.
|Add current selection to group||Adds the selected object to the group.|
|Select all||Selects all objects within the group.|
|New subgroup with current selection||Creates a new subgroup and adds the selected object to it.|
|Collapse all||Collapses all groups.|
|Expand all||Expands all groups.|
|Add material||Assigns material to the group. . See Material Color.|
|Remove material||Removes material from the group. See Material Color.|
Alt-click on folder in outliner to select all objects in that section.
- To collapse all groups, either click (1) or hover your cursor over the Outliner and press C.
- To expand all groups, click (2) and select "Expand all" from the dropdown menu.
- To rename an object, double-click on its name.
- To rename multiple objects at once, hold down the Shift key while selecting them, and then, while still holding Shift, double-click on one of their names.
- Select object in the 3D viewport, hover your cursor over the Outliner, and press /.
- Alternatively, select the object and click (2) and choose "Select in Outliner."
- Select the object in the Outliner and press .. This will collapse all groups and sections except for the one containing your selected object.
- Alternatively, select the object and click (2) and choose "Isolate selection."
You can toggle the states of objects or groups, such as making them temporarily hidden or visible, disabled or enabled, and locked or unlocked.
Click on the icons next to objects or groups to change their states. You can also change states in bulk by selecting multiple objects.
- : Toggle hide
- : Toggle disable
- : Toggle lock
You can also use shortcuts to change the states of objects or groups.
|Hide selected objects||H||Hide selected|
|Hide unselected objects||Shift + H||Hide unselected|
|Unhide all||Alt + H||Unhide all|
|Invert Hidden||Ctrl + H||Invert Hidden|
|Hide all Curves on the same plane||Select Regions -> H|
|Lock selected objects||Lock selected|
You can assign materials to Solids, Sheets, and Curves. Materials set for a group will also be applied to objects within that group. For more information on materials, see Set Material and Remove Material.
In the Outliner, you can:
- The object's material color is displayed as color dots.
- The color can be copied by dragging and dropping the color dots.
- Material colors can also be set for groups. The color can be copied in the same way.
- Right-click on an object to access a menu where you can set or remove materials.
- You can also select multiple objects and set or remove materials in bulk.