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Shane Newville
Layer Suddenly Disappears, is Unselectable, but Still Active!
on Aug 30, 2010 at 8:05:59 pm

I'm using a MacBook Pro (osx 10.5.8) w/Apple Motion 3.0.

I created a black rectangle shape and placed it in front of all other layers. I keyed the opacity to simulate fading to black, etc. Started making changes to other layers in the keyframe editor, then decided to change the keys of this black layer. All of a sudden that layer shows up as blank in the Layers window. It is unchecked, no longer displays a name, nor shows up on the timeline, and is unselectable/checkable. But it is still active...still fading in and out as I previously keyed!

Here is a screenshot. It is the layer Titled FG: http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d136/frostythestick/Picture1-4.png

If nothing else, I'll just try deleteing that layer all together and starting over. But I'd love to know how to avoid this issue all together.

Thanks in advance.

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Andy Neil
Re: Layer Suddenly Disappears, is Unselectable, but Still Active!
on Aug 30, 2010 at 8:57:45 pm

Not sure why it disappeared on you like that, but there are much easier ways to do a fade to/from black. Why not just group all your groups and apply the fade in/out to the group?

Andy

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