Layers is a powerful and intuitive organization system within GS CurveTools. It has a lot of options to group together, change visibility and editability of curves generated by the plug-in.
There are four Filters and 20, 30 or 40 Layers available for the user, as well as dedicated buttons to quickly extract and combine geometry from all Layers.
There are four Filters available:
- Filter All (or Show/Hide All) - this filter will show all the hidden Curves and Geometry in all the layers. By pressing Shift and clicking on All button you will instead Hide all the Curves and Geometry.
- Filter Curves - this filter will show only Curves and hide the Geometry in all the Layers.
- Filter Geo - this filter will show only Geometry and hide all the Curves in all the Layers.
- Color - this filter will activate a special Colorize Mode. In this mode all the Geometry will be colored based on the Layer color. More info is in the Colors section.
Each Layer is color coordinated depending on their visibility or editability. Here are all the colors:
- Default “Empty” color indicates that the layer has no curves assigned to it.
- “Filled” Layer color indicates that there is at least one curve assigned to this Layer, this layer geometry is NOT editable (not selectable in the viewport) and both Geometry and Curve is visible.
- “Editable” Layer color indicates that there is at least one curve assigned to this layer and its geometry is currently selectable and editable in the viewport.
- “Only Geometry Visible” Layer color indicates that there is at least one curve assigned to this layer, the curves are hidden and only geometry is currently visible.
- “Only Curves Visible” Layer color indicates that there is at least one curve assigned to this layer, the geometry is hidden and only curves are currently visible.
- “Hidden” Layer color indicates that there is at least one curve assigned to this layer and both geometry and curves are hidden in the viewport.
- “Colorized Mode” - this special mode is activated by the “Color” filter button and each layer has its own distinct color assigned, mirroring the colors of the geometry in the viewport.