I am new to After Effects. I need to stop the animation at the end of the timeline. I've read this article and tried this solution "Stop looping in after effect", however, when I get to Layer > Time, the only options I have are Time-Reverse Layer and Time Stretch. All the other ones are grayed out.

I'm guessing my settings are wrong somewhere. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  • Can you add a screenshot of the layer you are having problems with? Select the layer and press "u" to reveal all the keyframes on the layer first.
    – tomh
    Jul 16, 2021 at 6:15

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Do you mean you don't want AE to loop playback when you're previewing?

Look in the Preview tab (Windows>Preview if it's not visible) and click the button that looks like a square loop symbol

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