The camera views option is only available when there is a camera present. However, sometimes I open a comp with no camera in the scene and the viewer is locked to 2 or 4 panels. Would like to stop this without having to add a camera, change the view, then delete the camera
Thank you for filing this request. The issue you’ve described has been addressed in the latest releases of After Effects, with more refinements available in After Effects Beta.
Please update to the latest release of After Effects (the current release in version 18.4.1).
For a summary of the changes, please read this post:
Summary of the changes relevant to your request:
- The 3D View Layout menu (i.e., 1, 2, or 4 views) is now accessible via the application View menu > Switch View Layout.
- When you create a new comp, it will always be set to Draft 3D off, View Layout at 1 View, and 3D View at Active Camera (Default Camera).