Like a toddler learning to walk, what's annoying about learning a new piece of software is that, in the beginning, you're constantly tripping over the tiniest obstacles, and sometimes just your own feet.
In this issue of Cut/daily I wanted to share a great video from Motion Designer Ben Marriott, which features solutions to just these kind of trip hazards when getting started with Adobe After Effects.
Here's how Ben describes it:
Sometimes Afters Effects doesn't do what you want.
Why is this happening? Where did this go?
In this video, I'm breaking down the most common issues. These frustrating problems can have really simple fixes, this video is for beginners who want easy solutions to those problems and to avoid some headaches.
— Ben Marriott
Taking 12 minutes to learn these things will make the rest of your time spent in After Effects, much less frustrating and far more enjoyable.
Useful new feature now in beta
In other After Effects news, the new Composition Profiler feature, coming in the beta, also looks really useful for anyone chewing through complex renders.
And, if you're suffering from the bug that stops you from pasting text into After Effects, that's been fixed in AE 18.4.1.