I am new to after effects so this might be a simple issue for most. I am having an issue with my layers not matching the files in my project window. I accidently deleted a comp file the other day so I had to remake a few layers but they are not showing up in the project window/solids folder. I have 5 layers on my timeline and only 4 files in the project/solids folder. Some of the files names do not match the ones in the timeline. Is there a way to create a new comp with the files that I have open in my timeline or to replace the ones in the project window? I started a project a few days ago, Im trying to make a few partical orbs dancing on there own path then they will come together and then creates a few smaller ones. Im at the point where I want to copy one comp to another or copy the layers over but the particals follow one light instead of the original light from its own comp. I think the file names in the project window might be the issue but I really don't know. Any help or comments would greatly be appreciated
Thanks a million
Using trapcode particular and AE CS6
Layers on the timeline are just instances of the source footage. If you rename them on the timeline, that won't affect the number or naming of the sources in the project window. Toggle the column header in the TL to see which laywer uses which source.