Split composition panel vertical, to have 2 views wide, one on top of the other

Community Beginner ,
Jul 22, 2022 Jul 22, 2022

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Please let me Split the composition panel vertical, to have 2 views wide, one on top of the other, like the image anex.

 

At the moment, I have to create a new composition window, to put it in a different view and place it on top of the original window.

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Jul 22, 2022 Jul 22, 2022

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Something like this:

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It's already built-in. 

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Jul 22, 2022 Jul 22, 2022

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Yes, that's what I'm having to do, but it should be an actual split-screen option, as it used to be, and not work around. 

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Jul 22, 2022 Jul 22, 2022

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I'm sorry, but I don't ever remember the new view giving you a horizontal split, and I've been using After Effects for a very long time.

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 23, 2022 Jul 23, 2022

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I don't think you've been using After Effects for as long as I have. Because before it was possible several split screen layouts in this menu.

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Jul 23, 2022 Jul 23, 2022

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The Views menu is still available if you have a 3D layer. The options are two views with a horizontal split and four views as a checkerboard. You need a 3D layer to see the menu. 

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You can right-click in an empty part of the Composition panel and access the Switch View menu without having a 3D layer. Earlier versions of After Effects had the option to stack multiple panels and drag the divider, which I miss, but I don't recall any option to split horizontally. I do miss the ability to rearrange the 4-views panel. Multiple views never had the opportunity to have a nested comp in a separate comp panel like this:

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The New View option does not give you access to the different Active Camera, Top, Left, etc., views unless you have a 3D layer. It allows you to look at nested comps in another viewer. I believe it has always been a vertical split. 

 

I've been using After Effects since 1994 when it was an ALDUS product. I've been teaching After Effects and publishing tutorials since 1995. 

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 25, 2022 Jul 25, 2022

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As you can see, we used to have a lot more options on how to split the screen. I wish adobe would come back with them.

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 The division into 2 screens that remains is the worst of the options we had 

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