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Tag Window

Experimental Feature

This is an experimental feature. To enable, check Enable Experimental Features in Preferences. Experimental features are only available as part of a Professional licence.


Tags can be assigned to layers to provide a way to quickly make selections or filter the Scene Window and/ or Viewport. Tags can also be nested for extra control and clarity.


Mode - The result of selecting a tag.

  • Select - Select all layers assigned with the selected tag(s).
  • Filter Scene Window - Show only layers assigned with the selected tag(s) in the Scene Window.
  • Filter Viewport - Show only layers assigned with the selected tag(s) in the Viewport.
  • Filter Both - Show only layers with the assigned tag(s) in both the Scene Window and the Viewport.

Clear Tag Selection (button) - Deselect all selected tags.

Add Tag (button) - Add a new tag.


The tag window contains 3 types of tags:

  • Quicklist - The quicklist can be thought of as a temporary tag. Its state is not saved with a scene.
  • System Tags - Auto-assigned tags based on Label Color and Type.
  • User Tags - Custom Tags created by a user.

Managing Tags

Adding/ Removing Tags

Add tags by either:

  • Clicking the + button at the top of the Tag Window then type the name of your tag and hit Return/Enter.
  • Click Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + T in the Scene Window to bring up the Add Tag window. Type the name of a tag and hit Return. If you check Assign Tag to Selection any selected layers will also be assigned with the new tag.

A quick way to Assign Tag to Selection is to hold Option/Alt as you hit Return/Enter. This will assign that tag to any selected Layers regardless of whether the checkbox is enabled or not.

Remove tags by either:

  • Selecting a tag and hitting the Delete key.
  • Right click on a tag and choose Delete Tag from the contextual menu.

Deleting a tag will also un-assign it from any Layers.

Assigning/ Un-assigning Tags

Assign tags by either:

  • Dragging and dropping a Layer(s) from the Scene Window onto a tag.
  • Check the Assign Tag to Selection option as a Tag is added.
  • Click the tag/label icon in the Scene Window then type the name of a tag and hit Return/Enter.

Un-assign tags by either:

  • Right click on an Layer in the Scene Window and select Remove Tag from the contextual menu.
  • Right click on a tag in the Tag Window and then select Clear Tag. Note - this will remove a tag from all Layers.

Activating Tags

Simply select a tag in the Tag Window to activate it. You can use Cmd/Ctrl or Shift to select and/or deselect multiple tags.


Holding Option/Alt as you drag Layers on to tags to assign them will also activate that tag on mouse up.

Renaming Tags

To rename a tag simply select one and hit Return/ Enter.


The Quicklist can be thought of as a temporary tag. It can be used as a way to quickly solo a selection of Layers. Its contents are only saved during a session and not saved with your scene.

The Quicklist can be converted into a tag by right clicking anywhere in the Tag Window and choosing the Convert Quicklist to Tag option in the contextual menu.

Nested Tags

Relationships between Tags can be crated by nesting them on creation. To do this type a / (Forward Slash) between tags. e.g. Character/Body will create two tags called Character and Body with Body as a child of Character. Selecting Character will select all Layers with both the Character and Body tags assigned to them whereas selecting Body will only select the Layers with Body assigned to them.


When setting up a Character a hierarchy as follows may be created:

  • Character
    • Head
      • Hair
      • Ears
      • Eyes
      • Nose
      • Mouth
    • Body
      • Arms
        • Hands
      • Legs
        • Feet

Selecting Head would then show the entire head including the hair, ears, eyes, nose and mouth. Be as granular as needed.

If a tag already exists then a child can be added to it by typing <yourExistingTag>/<yourNewTag>