Hi. I have After Effects CC2014. According to an online tutorial (by Video Co-Pilot.com) I should be able to double click the Ellipse Icon and that will automatically create the (ellipse) shape in the composition window. However, it doesn't. That is, the shape is created (because I can undo the action in Edit) but I can't actually see the shape - any shape!
Anyone got any ideas? I wondering if something in "View" needs to be switched on...
Do you have a feel and stroke assigned? If so what are the colors?
What does your timeline look like? Is a new shape player created?
If you have a layer selected, then taking that action will create an elliptical mask.