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Donald Mitchellxyz arrows
by on Apr 2, 2012 at 3:52:02 pm

Is there a way to make the xyz arrows solid? I'm moving a null around and key framing it and I have to hover over the arrows until I see x, y or z pop up, then I can drag the layer, but often I move an underlying layer inadvertently. It's quite annoying!


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Dave LaRondeRe: xyz arrows
by on Apr 3, 2012 at 6:43:29 pm

[Donald Mitchell] "It's quite annoying!"

Indeed!

This is the first time in my memory this particular question has cropped up, and I'm sorry to report that the answer seems to be "no". A quick search in AE's Online Help using the search term "3D layer handles" turned up nothing on it.

It did, however, turn up a link to the Pro Video Coalition, where Chris Meyer made a wry comment on 3D layers. They have that name, he says, because it takes three times as long to do anything with them. And this is from a gent who has used the application since CoSA After Effects: version 1.0, before Adobe bought it.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Donald MitchellRe: xyz arrows
by on Apr 3, 2012 at 7:14:41 pm

Well, I'm excited to have asked an original question! Chris Meyer as well as being funny is right - 3D in AE is pretty much a dreadful fudge. Thanks for trying to find out for me.


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