i finally downloaded after effects trial. I opened a new composition and added a video clip to begin playing arond with layers and masks. And every option is GREYED OUT. Why?. What would be the point of trying a product if you cant use any features.. not
I cant believe it not one option is available other than windows. not a layer, not a mask, not an animation..whats up?
Erm, and what exactly? Sorry, you need to be more specific. Your post is useless. System info, screenshots, comp settings, other stuff...
The trial of After Effects doesn't have any limitations.
Your knowledge of how to use AE, on the other hand, clearly does.
You have to have your layer selected in order to apply anything to it from the menu like that.