Auto Trace problem

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Apr 09, 2022 Apr 09, 2022

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Hello,

I have encountered a problem with the auto trace feature inside After Effects.
I can't uncheck "Apply to new layer" as you can see on the screenshot below.

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Would love to hear a solution for this since it's quite annoying.

Sincerely

M Daamen

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Community Expert , Apr 09, 2022 Apr 09, 2022

What kind of layer are you tracing?  Can you show us a screengrab of the entire workspace, not just the autotrace window?  It looks like you might be trying to trace a Shape layer or Text layer.  

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What kind of layer are you tracing?  Can you show us a screengrab of the entire workspace, not just the autotrace window?  It looks like you might be trying to trace a Shape layer or Text layer.  

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Apr 10, 2022 Apr 10, 2022

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I was trying to trace a text layer yea

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Hi @M Daamen ,

 

If you wish to have your text as shapes do the following:

  • Choose Layer menu and Create Shapes From Text.
  • or Right-click the text layer and choose Create Shapes From Text.

 

hth

mj

 

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