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Jackie Ziesemer
Tracks vanished from my timeline after adjusting the duration of my project
on Jun 2, 2014 at 5:47:22 pm

I went to Composition Settings and changed the duration time of my project. The problem is, all the tracks except for one seem to be gone from my timeline... and it doesn't seem to be because I'm just zoomed in too far or something. Why is this happening?


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Michael Szalapski
Re: Tracks vanished from my timeline after adjusting the duration of my project
on Jun 2, 2014 at 5:57:04 pm

A screenshot of your timeline would be useful.

What are these layers you're talking about? Are they shape layers? Nulls? Solids? Text? Footage? Stills? What format/codec are they?

Also, information about your exact version of AE (down to the decimal points), your computer's specs, etc.

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Jackie Ziesemer
Re: Tracks vanished from my timeline after adjusting the duration of my project
on Jun 2, 2014 at 6:33:02 pm

Hi Michael- I'm using After Effects CC, and the layers are pre-comps made up of text, shape, and solids layers. Here are some screenshots of what's going on....

Here's what my project looks like before I mess around with the composition settings:



And here's what my project looks like afterwards:



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Michael Szalapski
Re: Tracks vanished from my timeline after adjusting the duration of my project
on Jun 2, 2014 at 7:00:30 pm

You are zoomed in on your timeline panel to where you are only seeing the first 13 frames. Zoom out and you should see the rest of your layers.

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Jackie Ziesemer
Re: Tracks vanished from my timeline after adjusting the duration of my project
on Jun 2, 2014 at 9:20:19 pm

Hi Michael,

Sorry, I think I must have mixed up the screenshots. Below is what it looks like afterwards. As you can see, it's completely zoomed out...



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Michael Szalapski
Re: Tracks vanished from my timeline after adjusting the duration of my project
on Jun 2, 2014 at 9:55:17 pm

Now the screenshot shows a composition that Is only 2 seconds long. The other layers don't start until more than 2 seconds into the composition in the first screen shot. Now that you've trimmed it to 2 seconds, the other layers are still there, they just start after the composition ends. Either scoot them earlier in time before you trim, or use the relevant commands or keyboard shortcuts to move them earlier in time.

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Jackie Ziesemer
Re: Tracks vanished from my timeline after adjusting the duration of my project
on Jun 2, 2014 at 9:59:50 pm

Oh my god, I'm a moron... lol

Thanks, Michael- that was it! :)


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Michael Szalapski
Re: Tracks vanished from my timeline after adjusting the duration of my project
on Jun 3, 2014 at 1:14:45 pm

No problem. We all have those days. :)

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