Layers disappear

Whenever I have multiple layers that overlap each other, only the top layer will show and the other will completely disappear. For example, if I have a rectangle that takes up the entire screen and a small circle in the middle of the screen, and the rectangle has a greater depth than the circle, only the circle will show. The rectangle just disappears. However, when I uncheck the circle in the layers panel, the rectangle appears again.

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As you can see, there are two layers and only one of them is showing. What’s supposed to show is a white rectangle in the background with a red circle in the middle, but instead I just get a red circle.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance!

I’d start by having as look at the “blend method” of your objects and make sure it is set to “composite”.

Thanks! That worked.