In After Effects, I was working on a composition last night and I came back to it this morning and whenever I select a layer the boxes where you can "Transform" things like in photoshop when you press CTRL + T are gone for me when they are usually there by default?! I've used After Effects for years and never had this issue, wondering how to fix it.
I also tried making a new composition and converting all the layers over there and it still did the same thing... hm.
Check the view options. You have turned off View Controls.
As Rick said - you have to turn on View Controls. You can do that by going to View/Show Layer Controls or just press keyboard shortcut Shift+Ctrl+H