Bring back 1, 2, 4-View Interface!
For some stupid reason... we can no longer see the 1, 2, 4-View option in the Composition Window. This feature has been changed where you MUST have 3D Track enabled in order to view this option. Whomever made that decision to update the interface with this newer work flow is an Idiot! CHANGE IT BACK! There was NO reason for this!
As of today, in After Effects Beta v18.2 build 9, the view layout can now be switched by going to the View menu > Switch View Layout. You no longer need to have a 3D layer in the comp to switch the view layout.
We’re looking at other changes in this area. Please try the Beta build and let us know how these changes work for you.
Snehal Noorani commented
Another vote for 4 Views Left please, I have no idea why this was taken out as it was just another menu item and I didn't think it was offending anyone or taking up too much space etc....
It's my primary view for doing any 3d stuff in AE so I'm a little stumped now how to wrangle this... (don't cry for me, I'll struggle through my first world problem, but why did this have to change at all?!?! it was just useful and innocuous...)
Andy Hay commented
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. There are so many bugs with AE that it'd be impossible to list them all, but it'd be nice if the devs tried rather than moving interface buttons around...
Olivier HENRY commented
My comp view is displayed in 2 different viewes that divide by 2 the size of the view I want . How the hell can I return to ONE single view of my comps ?! There is no option anywhere to do this absolute needed stuff.
.... I found the answer : Adding a 3D layer displays the button "1-2-4 viewes".
Let me tell you it's really not a good manner of considering user interface.
Lance Clayton commented
Bring back 4-view left! What the **** Adobe. It's been there forever, it's a useful tool/option.
Please tell me at least one single reason that disabling that view option (4-view left) is a necessary improvement?
I cant work being locked to 4 equally sized quad views when I'd rather have 3 neatly stacked left while I primarily reviewed a larger 4th box.
Joe Towey commented
That's about it. Once you figure it out it's pretty quick to work around, but it does add a couple awkward steps.
Hope y'all are having a good day!
Carlos Albarrán commented
I can understand the reason to hide that interface when you don't have any 3D layers on the timeline, unfortunately many of my students end up stuck with a 4 view composition without any idea of how to deactivate it. If the view is NOT one, you should show it by defect.
Bruno Quintin commented
I would like the view change to be done in the upper left corner where it is indicated in which view we are. It would avoid to change the view when the right view is not selected.
All buttons at the bottom of the views should be customizable like in PPro. We should be able to choose to have all these buttons at the bottom of each view.
Bruno Quintin commented
I would like the return of the 2 vertical views or to be able to customize the layout of the views.
I also use multiple views in 2D, to display two different zooms or different color channels.
When there are no 3D layers there can still be several views because of the previous composition settings.We are then obliged to temporarily reactivate a 3D layer to be able to switch back to one view mode (this sucks).
It is also necessary that the view configuration is saved in the workspace.
Thanks Tim, I know you'll do the right thing. I have confidence in you ;)