I insert an arrow (shapes) and it's shown in the timeline, but in the image is not appearing in the main window; only the x-y axes. I inserted shapes before and they were and are still visible. What am I doing wrong?
eve typed text doesn't show up (even when I reset colourtext etc). In other projects (like templates everything is going fine), but in my recent project, nothing what I do shows up in the canvas. It must be a wrong setting, but I cannot figure it out. Please help!?
I have had very similar experiences with the rectangle tool. In the timeline or project pane click on something (layer) in your canvas that is working properly and check out its X, Y AND Z properties. Then click on the Shape that is not working and see what the X, Y and Z properties are. Make them the same and then you should see your shape…then re-adjust it’s position to taste. Hope this helps.
wow!! i cannot believe it. this is working...i would never have found this trick.
But exactly what is wrong....is it a Motion-bug?
Also when I type text (in the shape), it cannot be seen....only when I choose blend mode > darken for instance. But when blend mode is normal no text is visible.
thanks for the help!
It’s not a bug. When you hit the apply button it places the arrow at X=0, Y=0 and Z = 0. If you drag the arrow from the library to your timeline it will be whatever your X, Y and Z is. That’s the same for clips as well.
that i don't understand. the z properties = 124,32 (of the qoute bubble)...z property of text = -540 ( I just type the text in the bubble) and text is not seen....only when I choose another blend mode.
Also I wondered if I always need to check the xyz properties when the rectangle is not to be seen?
Sorry, I’m not ignoring you…I was at a shot all day yesterday. I’m wondering if your text is behind the arrow. I’m saying that you need to make sure that your Z distance on the text is closer to the camera.