Or, if you want them to be visible in the render, but not in the viewports,
set their render visibility (usually do this in the Scene Editor, myself).
Again, RTM for more details.
> first of all, LW is far from flash, do not comapare the two or you will
> yourself being completely fustrated when things dont work the way you
> they should work. just start from a fresh perspective and try not expect
> certain things and you will learn fast.
> as for your problem, what you want is "Dissolve". read up on it in the
> manual. good luck.
> > I'm getting started in Lightwave and am trying to make
> > the adjustment after using various nonlinear editing
> > software. Please forgive me if my general approach is confused.
> > My question is this: if you have a large set of objects, characters,
> > etc. that you want to incorporate into an animated sequence, but
> > don't want them all to be visible all the time, what is the
> > general approach? Do you have to move them off camera or can
> > you somehow deactivate/reactivate them?
> > I'm used to software like Flash, where you have a library of
> > objects that don't become visible until you create an instance
> > of them in the scene. I can't seem to find this sort of
> > functionality in Lightwave's Layout.
> > Any advice is much appreciated.
> > Thanks.
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