I'm learning how to use After Effects (CC2014 in this case) and as soon as I started I found this problem.
In all the tutorials I've seen, when an imported file (in this case a .png) is put in the composition, its lenght is by default the same as the entire composition. But in my case it lasts 1 frame only.
1. I've checked under preferences>import, and it is set to last the entire composition too!
2. I can't manually drag the out point of the layer duration bar in the timeline to make it last whatever I want to, or choose when it ends/starts by dragging the entire bar around.
3. It doesn't work under "right click>Time>Time Stretch" because it won't let the layer last longer than 3 seconds (Composition is 30 seconds long)
In any case, I want to find a solution to all those 3 problems, since I can't accept that I'll have to make do with some "patch solution", like putting a keyframe at the end of the composition for each layer or something like that.
Last info: I quickly tried importing an .ai file and this one worked just fine, lasting whatever long the composition was. But I know that .png should work that way too since I saw it in the tutorials, so I'm gong crazy over here.
You have enabled the "Sequence" option in the import dialog. That's all there is to it. Simply turn it off.
Is this real life? THANK YOU!
I knew it was something ridiculously simple but I just couldn't see it, I have no idea what a "sequence" is in any case, but I'll learn it eventually, in the meantime at least I can start working.