Stacking and sliding layers


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Stacking and sliding layers

If you have the Exercise Files that come with this lesson, go ahead and open up the comp 01_Layer_Practice*starter. If you don't have the Exercise Files, just import any few sources in After Effects, create a new comp, drag your sources into the comp, and you can play along. We're going to start gently with the simple concept of how the horizontal and vertical arrangement of layers in the Timeline panel affect what you see in the Comp panel. Now as you probably know, the Comp panel displays your current composite of layers underneath the Current Time Indicator.

So as you drag your Current Time Indicator through a project, you get an idea of how things change over time. I am going to move the Current Time Indicator to where two layers overlap in the Timeline. The stacking order in the Timeline affects which layer takes precedence when it's rendered to the Comp panel. Mainly the layer on top typically wins. If I was to take that layer on top and drag it underneath the other lay...

Stacking and sliding layers
Video duration: 5m 23s 2h 40m Beginner Updated Nov 15, 2012

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Stacking and sliding layers provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 04: Layer Control

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Video
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After Effects
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