Super annoying bug - missing layers in timeline
Experiencing a particularly annoying bug; timeline shows only 43 out of about 260 layers. Yet preview will scrub and playback full project. So I can watch the full project, I just can't access or see most of the layers.
Thank you for filing this bug report, and for including the project.
I do reproduce a problem when I open this project on my computer. After layer 964, the layer bars (the bars representing the time span of the layer) do not draw. If I delete or shy some of the layers, the missing layers will draw.
This appears to be a bug with After Effects drawing that many layers at once. I have forwarded this bug to our developers for evaluation.
In the meantime, I would recommend any or all of following to work around this problem:
- Shy the layers that you are not currently working on.
- Pre-compose groups of layers to simplify the composition, or:
- Otherwise re-organize this composition by breaking it into smaller compositions with fewer layers.
The above steps will help not only with working around this bug, but will make the composition easier to manage.
I know this is an old thread but I’m getting a layer glitch issue similar to this and this thread is the only example I can find online. The layer in question is a pre-comp with a tiff sequence and a disabled C4D file. Have rebooted my computer and reopened the project, everything was working fine then it happened again. And this is not the only layer or comp that is having this issue. This particular comp only has 4 layers. Never had this issue in 15 years of using after effects. Have I done something completely stupid..?
Thank you, Tim! I appreciate your help.
I can't shy layers I'm not working with, because the full layers aren't showing up. I just can't access more than 43 layers to do anything with - pre-compose or re-organize or anything. Here is a video of what I see when I'm trying to work with this file.