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Daniel CotoSolid Length
by on Oct 24, 2011 at 10:05:41 pm

I am having this problem. I made a composition and place all values for size and length. At this point everything is alright. But when I add a new solid, the solid isn't made as the same length of the composition. So I have to drag it all the way down.

I don't know I made myself clear.

Hope you can help.

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Joseph W. BourkeRe: Solid Length
by on Oct 24, 2011 at 10:55:51 pm

You should be able to just grab the right edge of the solid and drag it out to the length of the comp.

Joe Bourke
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Roland R. KahlenbergRe: Solid Length
by on Oct 25, 2011 at 1:33:11 am

It sounds like you've changed a Preference setting. Open the Preferences Dialog Window and then the Import section. Change the Still Footage setting to Length of Composition. As you now know, AE sees a Solid as a Still Image.


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Daniel CotoRe: Solid Length
by on Oct 25, 2011 at 1:34:40 am

Thanks! :D

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Walter SoykaRe: Solid Length
by on Oct 25, 2011 at 5:22:00 am

I know that Joe and Roland have already ably answered your question, but I'll add one more option: keyboard shortcuts. Memorize as many of these as you can -- they're real time savers.

From Trim, extend, or slip-edit a layer [link]:
  • Select a layer.
  • Move the current-time indicator to the time at which you want to set the In point or Out point. To set the In point to the current time, press Alt+[ (Windows) or Option+[ (Mac OS). To set the Out point to the current time, press Alt+] (Windows) or Option+] (Mac OS).

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