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Hidden objects in scene
show user profile  PS3D
Hi. Hoping someone can help.

I've got a scene which is rather big in size. However even if i delete everything in the scene and save, it still is pretty big in size.

As a test, i started a new file, and merged the scene in, and it looks like there are lots of hidden objects and geometry which i don't need.

Question is, can i delete these hidden objects from the original scene?

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5/31/2015 9:44:55 PM (last edit: 5/31/2015 9:44:55 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
I'm presuming you tried the following already?

Select all objects you want to keep, group and name them.
Unhide all.
Select your group of things you want to keep.
Invert selection
Hit delete.

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5/31/2015 9:59:38 PM (last edit: 5/31/2015 9:59:38 PM)
show user profile  PS3D
Hi Nik,

Yeah already tried that.

If needs be, i can just merge in the objects that I need into a new file. But I'd prefer to keep the file so i don't have to set up my lighting, materials etc.

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5/31/2015 10:14:32 PM (last edit: 5/31/2015 10:14:32 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Hmm. Maybe save the selected objects you want to keep to a new file, delete all objects from the first file, then merge the saved objects back in.

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5/31/2015 10:37:13 PM (last edit: 5/31/2015 10:37:13 PM)
show user profile  Garp
for obj in objects where obj.isHidden do delete obj
Would this do what you want?

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6/1/2015 7:02:27 AM (last edit: 6/1/2015 7:02:27 AM)
show user profile  PS3D
Thanks for the replies.

The problem is I can't seem to delete the files in the original model.

I'll try to explain.. If I was to go into "select from scene" and select everything shown, there are only about 200 objects.

However if i was to merge the scene into a new file, its showing about 400 objects.

Any idea why these aren't showing up in my original scene??

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6/1/2015 10:48:22 AM (last edit: 6/1/2015 10:48:22 AM)
show user profile  PS3D
Hang on a sec.. I think i may know the problem..

I think the hidden files are "helpers".

Is it possible to delete these from my scene?

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6/1/2015 10:52:22 AM (last edit: 6/1/2015 10:52:22 AM)
show user profile  PS3D
nah, thats not it, as 'display helpers' is switched on.

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6/1/2015 10:56:38 AM (last edit: 6/1/2015 10:56:38 AM)
show user profile  Krogoth
Are they pflow objects? Speed, rotation, spawn, etc.
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6/1/2015 12:38:14 PM (last edit: 6/1/2015 12:38:14 PM)
show user profile  reeves1984
a good way to select excess pflow objects is to do it via layers.

if you select objects with a layer highlighted, see if the object count is way higher than the whats in the list

also you could check in pflow itself

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6/1/2015 1:21:55 PM (last edit: 6/1/2015 1:21:55 PM)
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