An animation preset can only be generated from the effects on a single layer. Are you trying to use both layers? Did you type Animation Preset in the search After Effects Help field a the top right corner of the app and search resources there like this one:
Yeah I've created animation presets before just for movements etc and those have worked well. And also work on a text layer etc.
This is using the range selectors (I don't even know what they've used I just can see how it's animating!!)
I used U to twirl down all the keyframes on the one layer of their text animation. Selected them and saved the preset. When I then apply that preset to my own editable text layer, I get the key frames etc, and the values change... but no animation happens.
Oh dear. Am I missing a point here? That should work right?
You need to press the you twice to reveal everything that has changed on the layer. You are only saving the range selector keyframes not want the range selector is controlling.
Like Rick says— hit U U and the appropriate layers will be revealed. Then select all of the properties that show up— this should select all keyframes as well. Then save as Preset!
When you then apply the preset, make sure your time marker is in the right spot because that is where your keyframes (if there are any) will be applied.
Wonderful! I wasn't sure how that would work because I felt like I could see everything, UU didn't seem to make any difference but it has done it! That's me being a bit useless hey!
Thanks very much