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Captain Chaos
10-05-2006, 12:15 PM
Trying to create a toroid. I make one, delete it, then try to make another, and am getting shapes that I thought I had deleted. If I start a new layer, I get the results I would have expected. The layer palette looks as though there is content in the layers I have used, in spite of my having delted everything I could see.


10-05-2006, 12:27 PM
I am using LW9 and it is working as expected. What version are you using?
I am from philly too... What part are you in?

Captain Chaos
10-05-2006, 12:43 PM
I'm on 8.3. Since I'm new to this, I'm figuring that I'm doing something wrong.

I'm smack dab in Center City. Howbout you?

10-05-2006, 12:51 PM
You don't happen to be trying to delete by hitting the "-" key, are you? That only hides the object. To delete, you need to hit the "Del" key.

Captain Chaos
10-05-2006, 12:53 PM
That's exactly what I'm doing. How do I unhide it, so that I can really get rid of it?

10-05-2006, 12:55 PM
Hit the "\" key.

Captain Chaos
10-05-2006, 12:59 PM
Sweet. That worked. One last dumb question... How do I group the elements of an object so that they move as a unit when I put them into a scene?

10-05-2006, 01:03 PM
Put them on the same layer.

Captain Chaos
10-05-2006, 01:06 PM

I'll wait at least until tomorrow to bug you guys any more.

10-05-2006, 01:09 PM
I am right outside of Philly... Conshohocken.

You can do it in modeler by double clicking on the layer in the layers panel and choosing the parent, or you can do it in layout in the scene editor.
Note that even after you parent in modeler the hierarchy wont be respected till you go to layout.

10-05-2006, 01:12 PM
I guess miss understood your question.:confused:

Captain Chaos
10-05-2006, 01:19 PM
That's okay. I'm real slow at this right now. I haven't done 3D since they did away with Raydream.

10-06-2006, 01:28 AM
Don't mention that name!
Well, it did get me started, so I shouldn't hate.
Raydream... :heart:
crashed every five minutes :heart:

Dude, go through the manual, it really really helps. It gives you a solid background to experiment with, and teaches you about real 3D that Raydream can't show you.