Maybe you dont know the render flag? You set in sop level by Ctrl clicking on the blue display flag. So you can have a display flag and a seperated render flag inside your object.
Hey thanks. I didn't know about this hidden feature.
It sounds like this is what I need, but I can't get it to work the way it would be useful.
Unfortunately this seems not available for a geo node. And when I Ctrl or Alt click on any SOP node in a tree nothing happens. I have to disconnect all nodes from the first one, and then RMB click on the SOP node and deselect “display” or “render”. Then I can hide it from display, but it still renders. So that way it seems to work.
But if that's the way should work, it's even worse than hiding and unhiding a geo node. I have to dive into a geo node, disconnect everything from the first SOP node, and then I can hide it from display.
But I must be doing something wrong here ?Edit
: Ah, finally got it working. Forget the previous rambling. I figured out you have to first add a second SOP node like a Null in the GEO node that can then turn the display flag to “visible”
But strangely enough Ctrl and Alt Clicking still does nothing here, only the RBM works.
But this is the solution, thanks !