3ds max 2020 tutorials Scene Layout – Collecting objects in groups It’s not an object per se, but it’s a container for other objects. And it’s got some children. These subordinate objects are all the individual columns. And if I collapse this hierarchy, if I click on this little triangle here, then I can declutter the scene explorer. If you’ve got a very heavy scene with many object, then it comes in very handy to simply put them into groups and collapse the visibility of that group. All right, that’s how to work with groups to open and close them and also see the advantage of groups to declutter the scene explorer.