how do I set which layers are foreground or background?

It seems intuitive that the order of layers in the “render layers” node should be the sequence from background to foreground. But its not!

How do I specify which layers are in front of which layers? I must be missing something obvious.

I searched through the pdf and found nothing on the subject.

please help!

Could you please provide an example or two to help us understand your problem?

Ah well this is embarrassing, I can’t recreate the problem just now… hmm, now it seems like the input number DOES reflect the layer order. I suspect my composition was getting confused because of complicated event triggers. Thanks for the response anyway to a dumb question. :-) If I rediscover the problem I’ll post back here.