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showing layers under the comp instead of double clicking everytime !

Community Beginner ,
Jun 08, 2023 Jun 08, 2023

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so everytime we want to tweak some details / sliders .. extra we have to double click on the comp
to open in new window
then clicking tens of time just to change something then clicking back to the main comp,
and we find some settings not fitting yet, and we back again and again ...
( you get the idea ) 
its a " pain in the a** "

so instead ,, why don't after effects Devs do a simple and easy feature like the one already exist in photoshop 
which is the ((( group Tree system )))
you press the Arrow to ( hide / reveal ) and all the layers inside the comp appear underneath , you click on any of them live without opning the comp in new window ,
and the effects related to that layer show in the side panel ,

without changing the comp view .

and if some people don't like that , simple add a check box in the settings panel for who ever want to disable it .

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In the current version of After Effects, any property added to the Essential Graphics panel in a nested Composition shows when the nested Comp is expanded in the Containing Comp.

"Essential Graphics" will show under "Transform".

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Something else that I've always found helpful for this and prior versions of After Effects:  With the nested Comp selected, press Enter on the numeric keypad to open that Timeline.  Make whatever adjustments are needed and then press Tab followed by Left Arrow and Enter to quickly return to the containing Comp.  Also, with a New Viewer open, it's possible to make changes in the nested Comp while a Preview is running the containing Comp.

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