I have this problem where when I add a camera layer, my composition disappears (but only when the view mode is set to Active Camera). How can I fix it? enter image description here I also have problems zooming in on just a part of the composition. Like from wide view to a specific layer.

  • What hardware are you using? Dec 9, 2016 at 15:52
  • @JasonConrad I'm on a ASUS ROG laptop if this is what you meant by hardware, and I'm using Adobe After Effects CC.
    – hellen
    Dec 9, 2016 at 16:03
  • I ask because I was switching between renderers (cuda, metal, open cl) in Premiere last night just to see the performance differences, and was having some problems where the screen wouldn't re-draw. I was thinking your problem might be related to the graphics card. I don't know enough about it to really know, but was hoping someone here might have some insight along those lines. Dec 9, 2016 at 16:56

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It seems I was a complete noob ( for I am new with After Effects ). I couldn't see my composition because the blur on the camera was turned to 100% and everything was completely out of focus. Also, I couldn't zoom in on a specific layer because the camera was underneath them. This video helped me a lot to understand the way camera works in Adobe After Effects, and I wish I had found it earlier because I am dealing with this problem for a while now. Thank you @JasonConrad for trying to help!

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