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How to change default settings for shape layers.

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May 22, 2020

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When I create a shape layer, I can't see it, because by some reasons by default the Fill opacity is 0. How can I change this so the default opacity is 100.  Thank you for any help.

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How to change default settings for shape layers.

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When I create a shape layer, I can't see it, because by some reasons by default the Fill opacity is 0. How can I change this so the default opacity is 100.  Thank you for any help.

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You can edit the preference settings (Prefs*.txt). The location is as follows. It takes time to find the exact parameter. You would need to change it by trial and error.

 

(Windows) \Users\[user_name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\After Effects\[version]
(Mac OS) /Users/[user_name]/Library/Preferences/Adobe/After Effects/[version]

 

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No need to trash your prefs. The Shape Layer Mini Docked Panel at the top has 'sticky' properties - it remembers your last setting. To change the setting, click on the Label/Word Fill (mini docked panel) to change the values.

 

FWIW, AE's Comp Settings and Render Queue are other panels that have this 'sticky' feature. HTH

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Hi Roland, I'm not seeing any "Shape Layer Mini Docked Panel" therefore I can't change the settings for "Label/Word Fill" How do you reveal this panel? Is this a new feature? (I'm on AE 2019). 

 

What's frustrating is that AE selectively rememebrs your old settings, I guess.

 

My problem is with the star tool.

I can't make a star (because I made some funky shape last time I used it, messing with inner and outer radius settings)

I can manually change the settings to what *I believe* are the standard base settings (inner radius 40, outer radius 100). Then I create a new star...no luck...still a mess. Then I tried to restart AE, hoping AE would "remember" my last used settings....no luck. 

 

Any thoughts?

 

 

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Shape Layer Fill and Stroke properties - Docked Panel (highlighted area). The docked panel appears only when one of the Shape Layer Tools is selected.

 

ShapeL_DockedPanel_01.PNG

 

The screengrab below shows the floating window for the Shape Layer's Fill Property. This floating window appears when you click on the label name Fill in the docked panel.

ShapeL_DockedPanel_02.PNG

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