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How to change name at a layer?

Engaged ,
Oct 23, 2018 Oct 23, 2018

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Is there an error in AE 2018 when uit comes to change name at layers? It seams like I cant mark the layer name or chenge the name.

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Advisor , Oct 24, 2018 Oct 24, 2018
Are you familiar with how to actually change the name of a layer? You can't rename items by double clicking them like you can in many other programs. Either select the item and the hit the return key, or right click an item and select 'Rename' from the pop up menu.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 23, 2018 Oct 23, 2018

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System and OS, please. I have not heard of this bug and I rename layers all the time every day.

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Oct 24, 2018 Oct 24, 2018

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macOS  High Sierra Ver 10.13.6

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Are you familiar with how to actually change the name of a layer? You can't rename items by double clicking them like you can in many other programs. Either select the item and the hit the return key, or right click an item and select 'Rename' from the pop up menu.

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Engaged ,
Oct 24, 2018 Oct 24, 2018

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Ah Thank You. I tried all sorts of way to do it 🙂
Now it works 😄

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May 02, 2021 May 02, 2021

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Just in case someone wants a video on this.
I did a short tutorial showing:
1. How to change name on layer and...
2. How to switch between layer name and source name and...
3. What the difference between them is

All in under 60 sec 🙂

:mobile_phone: Watch the tutorial in the YouTube-app (for iOS users):
https://to.mysocial.io/s/c2HiAA2S2

:laptop_computer: Watch the tutorial on your computer here:
https://youtu.be/23lsrs-hczc

:film_frames: Full playlist:
https://youtube.com/watch?v=23lsrs-hczc&list=PLgJlbAYg0mEnZDvh9LUAz-t0rAjCgH8IQ&index=6


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If you want to change the name of a layer in your composition or you're just confused about the layer names, hopefully this video will make it a little more ...

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