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Danny Bourque
How to move layers that fall outside the bounds of your comp
on Nov 24, 2014 at 4:19:09 pm
Last Edited By Danny Bourque on Nov 24, 2014 at 4:19:46 pm

Sometimes when I copy a layer from one comp and paste it into another shorter comp, my new layer falls outside the timeline bounds of my new shorter comp. Since the layer isn't visible within the comp's bounds, I'm unable to grab and slide it into the position I want. Is there a trick for grabbing a layer that lies outside the timeline bounds of a comp? Also, is there a trick for forcing a layer to begin at the comp's start time? Thanks!


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Walter Soyka
Re: How to move layers that fall outside the bounds of your comp
on Nov 24, 2014 at 4:33:13 pm

Ctrl+Alt+V (or Cmd+Opt+V on a Mac) pastes a layer at the CTI (playhead) instead of its original starting time.

The square bracket keys [ and ] move a selected layer's in point or out point to the CTI.

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Danny Bourque
Re: How to move layers that fall outside the bounds of your comp
on Nov 24, 2014 at 4:50:25 pm

Perfect, thanks!


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