Well, do they actually work, when the shy guy is disabled and they also show up as layers in the timeline? Could be some weird bug related to that. Otherwise check your comp display/ view options.
It's nothing to do with shy guy. They are visible in the timeline. I've turned shy guy on and off. Visibility on and off. Basically toggled everything I can think of on and off to fix it.
UPDATE: The controllers are invisible but they are still there. If I work out where they are I can move them with my mouse. I just can't see them. Why have they gone invisible?
Os version and exact version number of Ae? Type UU on the controllers see if transparency has been changed through some parameter.
I worked it out.
View > Show Layer Controls.
Very very relieved.
Thanks for the replies
strange. by looking at your screenshots the toggle mask path and visibility was checked on and this also means layer controls. and you can see the nulls too
I know you can have mask visibility off and keep show layer controls, I never came across a case where you have mask visibility on (like your screen) and no layer controls. it could be that somehow you changed something between this screenshot and when you solved this issue.