#02 Separating the drawing objects into parts

Here we will learn how to separate the positioned drawing object into parts.
Once the parts are assigned to a "Parts" group, it will be easier to lock and display them.

    About the "Parts" palette

We manage the drawing objects in the "Parts" palette.
This palette allows you to browse the layers and components of the objects on the canvas.

  1. Minimize the expanded list.

  2. Display/hide all the parts.

  3. Lock/Unlock all the parts.

  4. Link Display Button                                                                                             This button enables the hierarchy to expand itself and reach down to the drawing object selected on the canvas. (When it is turned off, the hierarchy remains at the current state)                                                                                                                                
  5. Parts Setting Button
    Here you can add / delete / copy parts.

  6. Group Display Button.
    You can edit the settings of the group display. For details, please click here.

  7. Parts Preview
    Objects here are categorized by body parts. These are suggested labels for the groups of objects and deformers.

    Confirming the Draw Order

The "Draw Order" determines the layering of the drawing objects. Object with a higher value will appear above one with a lower value.
Let's have a quick check with the texture material we just imported, to make sure all the components are displayed correctly on the canvas.

Upon importing a PSD file, the group "PSD" will be displayed on the top of the "Parts Palette".

Click the "+" next to "PSD", then the one next to "Drawing Objects" to expand the list of imported components. 
※①→② indicates the order of expanding. After expanding the list, the icon will become a "-".

If you have previously selected "Auto select draw order" in your PSD import settings, your components will be automatically set their draw order in increments of 5.
Let's do the following to confirm the draw order.

1. Click to select the first component. It is  "back hair" in our sample model.
2. Check if its draw order is set to "355".
3. Next, go down the list to check each component, "head", "clothes" and so on. Check if the draw orders are increasing by 5.

**Being so, the components in the canvas will then be lined by draw order from top layer to bottom layer correctly. 

    Parts group tranfer
            Now, let's try to move a drawing object from one "Parts" group to another.
First, let's start with the "right eye" drawing object. We will have it moved to the "Eye" group.

1. Click the "right eye" drawing object to select it. (It is possible to select multiple components by holding down "Shift" while clicking)
2. Click the "Parts" box inside the "Edit" palette to see a list of of options.
3. Choose the option "Eye". Now, the "Parts" palette should show that "right eye" has moved from "PSD" to "Eye".

 4. Confirm that the "Right eye" drawing object is now categorized under "Eye" parts.

Using the above process, categorize all the "PSD" parts.


Right eye white
Left eye white
Right eye
Left eye

Right iris
Left iris

Right brow
Left brow


Inner mouth
Lower lips
Upper lips



Right ear
Left ear


Side bangs
(Not available)

Back hair
Back hair


By completing this process, all drawing objects will be categorized into their corresponding "Parts" group.

    Deleting part group

Let's delete the emptied "PSD" parts.

In the Parts palette, click "Parts setting"

In the "Parts setting" dialogue, follow the steps to delete the "PSD" parts.

1. Click to select the "PSD" parts.
2. Click the "Delete" button.
3. Confirm the parts has been deleted from the list, and click "OK"

The "PSD" parts is deleted.