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In this Cinema 4D tutorial I’ll show you a little known feature to help you manage your scene efficiently. I didn’t know about this till recently and I wish somebody had told me. It’s the Flat Tree or Vertical Tags view settings. I’ll show you how it works!

The Flat Tree option removes all hierarchies (Object manger display only, not internally, which is important to know) and lists all the items in a flat stack. This mode is especially useful when you are selecting many similar objects, such as when you want to assign them to a layer.

The Layers option sorts the items into layer folders, where each folder is named after a layer in the scene and contains the items on it.

The Vertical Tags option splits off the tags from their parent and lists them in a flat tree as well. This way you can easily sort and highlight all the tags you want. This includes material tags, uv tags, phong tags, compositing tags etc.