Adding Objects to Layers
Maya 2012 Tutorial
How to Add Objects to Layers in Maya
Add a polygon pyramid and and a polygon sphere to the workspace by choosing Create > Polygon Primitives > Pyramid and Create > Polygon Primitives > Sphere.
Open the Channel Box and click the Display tab in the lower section of the panel. This shows the Display layers.
Select the sphere and choose Layers > Create New Layer from Selected. The sphere is added to the new layer.
Double-click the layer name and change the layer name to sphere.
To add another layer for the pyramid, select the pyramid and choose Layers > Create Empty Layer.
Rename the new layer, pyramid.
With the pyramid object still selected, right-click the pyramid layer name. Choose Add Selected Objects from the pull-down menu.
Removing an Object from a Layer
To remove an object from a layer, select the object in the workspace, right-click the layer name and choose Remove Selected Objects.
Instead of using the pull-down menu, you can click the icons in the upper right corner of the layer panel to either Create a New Layer or Create a New Layer and Assign Selected Objects.
Changing the Layer Order
To change the layer order, middle-mouse drag the layer to a new position in the stack. You can also select a layer and click the Move Selection Up in List or Move Selection Down in List icons in the upper right corner of the Layer panel.