Hi folks, hope you's all well.
I'm currently educating myself with After Effects CS 5.5 and I have an irksome problem. If I create a new composition from the project panel or from the menu bar and then add files (video, stills, audio etc)to the timeline, I can't do anything within the timeline, I can't move the CTI, can't trim the clips, nothing! However, If I drag a file to the new composition icon in the projects panel and create a new composition that way, everything works fine. Anyone know why?
Good morning! I think the first thing to check would be the Composition Duration. With the Comp active, got to Composition > Composition Settings and make sure it's the length you need. I suspect that you may have inadvertently created a comp with a Duration of 00:00:00:01. This could explain why you can't do any time based operations.
Hope this helps!
Angie Taylor animation & illustration for television, film, web and devices