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nathalie wuerth
work with two layers as in photoshop
on Sep 1, 2012 at 11:29:49 am

Hej

this is a beginners question - i was just wondering if its possible to work in two layers at a time in AE

my impression is i either work in Composition or in Layer,

I would like to move a set of dots (circles) according to a certain pattern and i need to be able to see that pattern when i move the dot,
but when i am in layer i only see that layer and can not relate to the whole picture!?

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Nathalie


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Jim Arco
Re: work with two layers as in photoshop
on Sep 1, 2012 at 12:06:14 pm

Nathalie,

Yes, you can work with multiple layers in AE. Although, I'm not sure I completely understand your question.

A composition can have numerous layers. I would put the pattern in a comp, then another layer on top with the dots. Lower the opacity on the dots so you can see the pattern. Animate, then change the opacity back to 100%. If the dots move independantly, put them on separate layers.


Jim


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nathalie wuerth
Re: work with two layers as in photoshop
on Sep 3, 2012 at 3:49:42 pm

Hej Jim!

This helped- I mainly had a problem with visibility and have now ticked the circle in the timeline section so that I can see several layers at one time. Thanks for your prompt reply!

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Nathalie


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