I'm new to After Effects CC and ran into an issue.
I created a new composition (using the HDTV 1080 24 preset) with a black background. The composition appears on the composition panel. No layers yet. I clicked on the horizontal type tool and put in my settings in the Character panel (Font: Blackoak Std, Fill: Black, Stroke: White, Size: 70px, Leading:70px, Tracking: 20%, Stroke Width: 5px, Vertical Scale: 65%, All Caps.) Pretty simple.
With the type tool, I clicked on the composition panel and began typing my title. Nothing showed up on the composition, but the text layer appeared in the timeline panel with the title I typed in.
I clicked on the selection tool and all that showed up on the composition panel was a very small text box (the handles were touching each other). I stretched the handles to make it bigger and still no text showed.
I undid everything. Then, I tried dragging a text box and typed my title. Again, no text on the composition, but text on the title layer. When I clicked on the selection tool, again, the text box was tiny, with the handles squeezed in.
I restarted AE and restarted my computer (I use a MacBook Pro with an AMD Radeon R9 graphics card, if that helps).
I don't know what kind of wizardry this is, but help would be greatly, greatly appreciated. I'm at the end of my stick here. Thanks.
It worked! Thank you, Roei.
Just had the same problem. Cheers Roei, resetting character worked!