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Brian Murphy
How to not view part of layer NOT used
on Mar 23, 2010 at 4:27:00 pm

Hey guys,

Anyone know if there's a way to turn off and not view a part of a layer that's not being used? For example, if I have a 10 second movie in AE and I crop it down to 5 seconds, how can I only view what's being used and not the screened back color of what isn't? This causes a lot of visual confusion for me when I have a ton of tracks and need to constantly adjust them.

Thanks,
B



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Dave LaRonde
Re: How to not view part of layer NOT used
on Mar 23, 2010 at 4:47:46 pm

Can you not trim the footage's in and out points? Have you not looked up the topic in AE's online help?

The search function works very well -- use the term "trim layer" and get it from the horse's mouth. Have at it.

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


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Joey Foreman
Re: How to not view part of layer NOT used
on Mar 23, 2010 at 7:40:13 pm

I think he was saying that, having used the trim function, he is visually distracted by the "ghosted" bars remaining after the trim.
He wants a way to turn off the ghosting.

As it is, I think you're stuck with them.

I've personally never found them terribly distracting, but it might be worthwhile putting this in as a feature request to the AE team.


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Brian Murphy
Re: How to not view part of layer NOT used
on Mar 23, 2010 at 7:44:00 pm

Right on Joey, your words are better said. The timeline gets quite messy and cluttered when working in close ranges and having to decipher visually from all of those ghosted bars.

Cheers,
B



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Dave LaRonde
Re: How to not view part of layer NOT used
on Mar 23, 2010 at 8:23:43 pm

Sorry, I misunderstood.

Y'know, if Adobe could do something about those layer colors -- desaturate them more, perhaps -- it would be LOT easier to navigate.

That sounds like a feature request to me, and here's the link to make one:
https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform


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


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Brian Murphy
Re: How to not view part of layer NOT used
on Mar 24, 2010 at 12:03:36 am

Thanks Dave - for the link. I wrote them a request for this.

B



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Darby Edelen
Re: How to not view part of layer NOT used
on Mar 24, 2010 at 1:43:51 am

Well, I have a lame work around for you :)

Enable time-remapping (cmd-opt-t on mac, ctrl-alt-t on pc) for the layers and the ghosted portion will disappear.

Just make sure you don't mess with the time-remap keyframes unless you mean to :)

Darby Edelen


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Dave LaRonde
Re: How to not view part of layer NOT used
on Mar 24, 2010 at 2:31:11 pm

[Darby Edelen] "...I have a lame work around for you.."

Lame, schmame! If it works, I'm all for it! Thanks for the tip!

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


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