1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 6, 2014 5:53 PM by Dave LaRonde

    New Text Layer Default Length

    Blackpranther

      Every time I add a new image or text layer, it goes the full length of the comp. Can I change it so that it only goes a few frames by default?

        • 1. Re: New Text Layer Default Length
          Dave LaRonde Level 6

          You can set it in AE preferences.  But if you're dealing with a bunch of layers of text or stills, and they're supposed to have different lengths, it can get to be a real pain.

           

          Many people find it easier just to use the keyboard shortcuts to set the layer's in & out points:  opt/alt-[ for the in point, opt/alt-] for the out point.  It works for multiple layers, too: just select the ones you want before you use the keyboard shortcuts.