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John Lechagocannot make new masks in AfterEffects or see my bounding boxes
by on Jun 16, 2011 at 6:23:19 pm

Hello,
I was happily working away on a multi layered comp when I noticed that I cannot make new masks on my layers. I tried in the comp and in a layer window. I would select the pen tool or box and the moment I go to make the mask it goes back to my arrow tool. I also noticed that I no longer have the bounding boxes on my layers, nor do I see the control grid for the distortion mesh. Can anyone tell me what is going on? Did I activate something mysterious? I have never seen anything like this before.
Thank you!
John


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Walter SoykaRe: cannot make new masks in AfterEffects or see my bounding boxes
by on Jun 16, 2011 at 6:34:43 pm

Try View > Show layer controls.

Cmd-Shift-H on a Mac, Ctrl-Shift-H on a PC.

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John LechagoRe: cannot make new masks in AfterEffects or see my bounding boxes
by on Jun 16, 2011 at 7:56:37 pm

Thank you!
That helped! Actually, nothing happenned at first. But it lead me to "View options". For some reason all the options were off, so the controls would not show up no matter what.
I was double foiled!
But I turned them back on, and now it is all good!
Thanks for the help!


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