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Anime Studio™ 6: The Official Guide by Kelly L. Murdock

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Using Depth Sort

When a project includes multiple layers, the layers appear in both the working area and in the rendered project based on their position in the Layers palette with layers at the top of the Layers palette appearing above any lower layers that are overlapped. This is the default behavior, but using the Translate Layer tool (1) while holding down the Alt/Opt key causes the layer to move backward along the Z-axis.

The relative position along the Z-axis of the various layers is clearly visible if you change the view to the top or side using the View, Direction, Top menu command. The layers will be a straight line when viewed from this perspective unless the camera has been tilted, but you still will be able to tell that the layers ...

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