so i got this weird problem... i cannot select my layers with the selection tool in after effects, i need to go to 'all the layers thingy' to select what i want and since i have a bunch of layers, its really annoying...
i hope i explained it right..
can anyone help me please?
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Where can't you select the layer, in the timeline or comp-view panel?
Have you checked if the layers are locked?
Do you use the correct tool so select the layers?
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Make sure the direct selection tool is active by pressing "v" on the keyboard. Make sure the timeline is active and the comp panel, not the layer panel is in view. Click on a layer.
If that doesn't work try resetting your preferences by holding down Shift + Alt/Option + Ctrl/Cmnd when you launch AE or by using the Preferences panel to navigate to the preferences panel and rename it and restart AE.
I noticed that this post was getting traffic due to a recent issue with After Effects v. 18.1 and the Selection tool with the shortcut to select it, "V."
This bug has not been fixed. Using v. 18.4.1 and I STILL can't select layers. I attempted all three remedies; all are unsuccessful.