Top/First Text Layer Acts as a Mask
When creating multiple text layers, randomly, the first text layer creates starts acting as a weird mask layer that makes all the rest of the independent text layers disappear. Turning off this first layer will make the second layer in the index appear, yet the other ones will remain "masked out".
Interestingly, if you move this aforementioned text layer to the top, all text layers merge and After Effects crashes.
Please look at the screenshots to understand progression to replicate this bug.
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Shivam Sinha commented
Hello, I would like to follow up on this bug report. I have since stopped working on the aforementioned project. but I tried starting a new project tonight and I have the same issue, but now with shape layers. I have emailed the email address in your comment, Tim.