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Harley SalasCan't change any settings on my composition layers?
by on May 3, 2013 at 3:08:41 am

So.. I've been in the middle of a big project the past couple of weeks.. I put my computer down for a bit to go get dinner. When I came back, for some reason I found that my layers were un-editable for some reason. Like I can't change any settings. When you open the transformation tab on layers for example, I cant change the opacity or the position/scale of the video at all. Here's a screenshot to show you what I mean. http://gyazo.com/1ce5cde0e3a605e7c7a5f0a1bd618161 (No download required) As you can see, the scales to change the settings on the left hand sides are just gone.. I've been messing with it and searching it on google for the past hour or two and I can't find anything. Any help would be MUCH appreciated. I have tried restarting my computer, and re-opening AE


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Joseph W. BourkeRe: Can't change any settings on my composition layers?
by on May 3, 2013 at 12:30:56 pm

You might want to reset your preferences:

Hold Ctrl+Alt+Shift (Windows) or Command+Option+Shift (Mac OS) while the application is starting.

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media
http://www.bourkemedia.com


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Harley SalasRe: Can't change any settings on my composition layers?
by on May 3, 2013 at 7:36:49 pm

Much appreciated! Thanks!


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John CuevasRe: Can't change any settings on my composition layers?
by on May 3, 2013 at 1:08:03 pm

Right click above the layers column near where it says "Source Name", go to columns and choose "modes". There is way to collapse/uncollapse that column and that's what it looks like you did.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
Thinkck.com

"I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work."
---THOMAS EDISON on inventing the light bulb.


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Jesse MessengerRe: Can't change any settings on my composition layers?
by on May 5, 2014 at 6:41:17 pm

John, thank you so much for this - couldn't find a solution anywhere else. Such frustration, now averted. Kudos to you, sir.


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