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Post by xRisenAshes on 9th June 2012, 7:52 pm

I have over 18 layers for this video. (effects, layering footage etc) im not even 1/10 of the way done with it.. how can we limit the number I use?

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Re: I have too many layers :X

Post by BlehxIshxMe on 9th June 2012, 11:44 pm

For me, 18 layers is nothing. : x However, if it's bothering you, why don't you label and minimize your tracks so that they are smaller and more condense? For example, if you have a track that is only functioning for an overlay, just minimize it. You don't need to edit with it since it's just sitting there, and it makes scrolling a lot easier on yourself. Also, you can minimize the muted audio track layer as well. Hope this helped.
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Re: I have too many layers :X

Post by Seeraai on 10th June 2012, 3:57 am

Delete all the muted audio track layers o.o
When importing from the trimmer you can set it to it only selecting video rather than both. I forget the keyboard short cut right now though.... I think it's tab o-o

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Re: I have too many layers :X

Post by BlehxIshxMe on 10th June 2012, 4:22 am

@Seeraai wrote:Delete all the muted audio track layers o.o
When importing from the trimmer you can set it to it only selecting video rather than both. I forget the keyboard short cut right now though.... I think it's tab o-o

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Re: I have too many layers :X

Post by Raye on 10th June 2012, 4:26 am

Another way to do is that is right click on the clip in the trimmer and it gives you the option to select both, video only or audio only. <3

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Re: I have too many layers :X

Post by Rai-la on 10th June 2012, 6:28 am

Or if you want to separate audio from video, you can right click, go to group, and click remove from group <3
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Re: I have too many layers :X

Post by xRisenAshes on 10th June 2012, 6:43 am

I know how to seperate audio. Its only because the layers are taking forever for me to scroll. -sigh- Thank you everyone. Sarah that has been highly useful :D

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Re: I have too many layers :X

Post by scherzo2notte on 10th June 2012, 6:55 am

Well, you can always try to group some of the layers and then you can expand and collapse them as you like
You just need to highlight the tracks and then right-click --> track group --> group selected track
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Re: I have too many layers :X

Post by xRisenAshes on 10th June 2012, 6:57 am

OMG thank you I love you <3333 this works too

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Re: I have too many layers :X

Post by Seeraai on 10th June 2012, 1:51 pm

Chris, that is such a useful tip! ;D

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Re: I have too many layers :X

Post by Lacrymosai on 12th June 2012, 4:28 pm

Agreed! I usually just minimize my entire project on the timeline and focus on 2 layers at a time. Especially for my long 5min videos when the timeline just looks crowded.

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Re: I have too many layers :X

Post by xRisenAshes on 12th June 2012, 5:37 pm

It got to the point where I had to render it... just so I can minimize layers. -______-

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Re: I have too many layers :X

Post by Lacrymosai on 15th June 2012, 5:13 am

Well maybe in the end its better organized that way XD

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