Im using AFX CS4. Im not sure how I've managed it, but a strange blue grid icon has appeared next to one of my layers. I dont know what it is or how to get rid of it. Can anyone enlighten me? (Ive attached a picture so you can see)
It's a guide layer (it will not render this layer for final output)! Select the layer, right-click, turn it off (assuming you don't want it).
> Is it just me or are the live docs excruciatingly slow at the moment?
Yes, the LiveDocs servers (used for After Effects CS3 Help) seem quite slow right now. I've sent a note to our web team.
The Help servers (used for After Effects CS4 Help) seem to be much faster.
Here's a link to the section on guide layers in After Effects CS4 Help on the Web.