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Gabriel Vallecillo
AE Templates - see hidden layers and effects
on Jan 17, 2018 at 11:57:36 pm

Basic question but necessary to learn. I have an AE template and want to learn how a specific effect was accomplished, yet most of the layers and effects are hidden. How can I actually see what was done under the hood? Thanks!

esegabbo

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Walter Soyka
Re: AE Templates - see hidden layers and effects
on Jan 18, 2018 at 1:29:02 am

Click on Kilroy in the timeline panel to reveal the shy layers in a comp:
https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/layers.html#show_and_hide_layer...

Also, you may need to navigate through a mazes of precompositions to really understand what's going on:
https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/precomposing-nesting-pre-render...
https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/atv/cs6-tutorials/understanding-preco...

The flowchart is an often-overlooked feature that I think is useful for understanding how a project is put together:
https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/projects.html

But if you're new to After Effects, you'll really want to start with the basics to better understand what you're looking at. A good number of templates are pretty advanced, so taking one of them apart will not be the best way to learn Ae. Instead, try some of these resources:
http://blogs.adobe.com/toddkopriva/2010/01/getting-started-with-after-eff.h...

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Gabriel Vallecillo
Re: AE Templates - see hidden layers and effects
on Jan 18, 2018 at 2:48:47 am

Thanks a lot!

esegabbo

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