Need a Few Pointers

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Need a Few Pointers

Postby DJ_Slappy on 04/29/2015, 4:37 pm

I'm new to After Effects but I really want to become good at it. I am having trouble with camera effects (layers I'm assuming) preventing me from editing texts I've entered AFTER I created the camera. Can someone give me advice or point me in the right direction to read/watch tutorials?
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Re: Need a Few Pointers

Postby gregalan on 04/30/2015, 3:58 pm

Hi DJ_Slappy, welcome. I'm confused about what your problem could be as there is no reason that you can't edit text after you add a camera. After Effects is a great program but you need to have the basics down or you run into all sorts of problems. This page might help:
http://blogs.adobe.com/aftereffects/201 ... r-eff.html
The Andrew Devis tutorials he mentions are particularly good.
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Re: Need a Few Pointers

Postby DJ_Slappy on 05/1/2015, 2:41 pm

I can still edit the text, but I cant edit the text camera wise. it will only edit the text that has been previously entered, ignoring the second group of text
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Re: Need a Few Pointers

Postby gregalan on 05/1/2015, 4:25 pm

Hi. Sorry I cant work out what you mean. What "camera effects" are you talking about (effects are something you add to an existing layer)? If you are adding an actual camera to your composition then it should not be affecting text layers in any way - they are totally separate things. When you say your "second group of text" do you mean a separate text layer? I suspect your problem has a simple answer but without clearer detail I'm afraid I'm just confused.
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Re: Need a Few Pointers

Postby star+circle on 05/5/2015, 9:59 am

Try hiding the other layers until you have just the layer you want to edit visible.
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