Function available in CINEMA 4D Prime, Visualize, Broadcast, Studio & BodyPaint 3D
Merge Layer Down
This command merges the active layer with the layer below to form a single layer. This frees RAM and simplifies the layer stack, hence you should merge layers once you have finished editing them.
You can select this command only if both the layers are visible.
You can also merge layer masks with this command. There are two outcomes depending on whether the layer or the layer mask is active:
- Layer Mask Active. The layer mask is merged with its layer — the masked areas in the layer become genuinely transparent rather than masked and the layer mask is deleted.
- Layer Active. The layer mask is merged with the layer as described above. Next, the layer down is merged with its layer mask — again, as described above. Finally, the two layers are merged to form a single layer.