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Michele Clay
2nd video layer disappears in After Effects CC
on Mar 14, 2014 at 8:13:47 pm

I know there is a simple answer but I can't find it.

The first time happened when I was rotoscoping. I placed my background layer beneath the rotoscoped clip. It displayed once, when I first loaded it into the comp, then disappear with my first brush refinement, could not see it again.

It just happened again.
Today I am trying to paint out an object on a video layer.
I duplicated the clip, masked out the unwanted object on the top layer,
and wham - I cant see the duplicate beneath.
Yes, I have both layers active. Yes, I made sure to apply the mask to just the top clip.
I have tried several blend modes on the top layer, but i can't see the bottom layer.
I am working in the STANDARD workspace view.

Someone please tell me what I need to select, deselect - to composite with multi layers of video.

THANKS!!!


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Walter Soyka
Re: 2nd video layer disappears in After Effects CC
on Mar 14, 2014 at 8:56:41 pm

Can you post a screen shot showing your UI?

Maybe you're working in a footage panel (which would show only one piece of footage), not the composition panel (which would show the rendered frame of the comp)?

Walter Soyka
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Dave LaRonde
Re: 2nd video layer disappears in After Effects CC
on Mar 14, 2014 at 9:29:53 pm

As Walter says, you're probably looking at the layer window. To my knowledge, you can only work with brushes in the layer window. Things will get probably better when you're looking at the comp window.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
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Michele Clay
Re: 2nd video layer disappears in After Effects CC
on Mar 15, 2014 at 12:28:02 am

Thanks for the speed response.
Looks like that was the deal.
Knew it was something simple.
Until next time...
Best, M!


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