I'm sorry if this is a common question, but I can't find the answer anywhere. It's very important to me that I should be able to move a layer and have all of the sublayers/sub-objects move with it, even those that are hidden. I can't figure out how to do it, and it's a huge productivity hit for me.
For example, let's say I use Illustrator for a storyboard. That means I will, for example, have a layer with a bunch of different character poses, only one of which will be visible at a time. Example: this is my Bob layer, with Bob angry visible. Bob sleeping, Bob walking, Bob laughing are all hidden. If I want to make Bob sleep on the other side of the scene, I want to select the Bob layer, move it, and change which version of Bob is visible. However, when I move the layer, all of the hidden Bobs are left behind. I have to make all the Bobs visible, move the layer, then hide them all and choose the one I want.
This may seem trivial, but it's a constant problem for me, as many of my layers have very complex interlocking parts. I understand disallowing the selection of locked layers -- that's what locked means. But I want to move hidden objects literally all the time. It seems like there should be a simple way to do this -- it's default behavior in Photoshop. I just can't find it anywhere. Can anyone help me? Thanks in advance!