I added a camera to my comp, however, when I render it uses the active camera, and not camera1. How do I Either make camera1 my active camera, or make it so that I can render out camera1

  • Also - a mistake I just made - the Camera must be visible in the Comp layers!
    – user6091
    Jun 20, 2014 at 16:46

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Just move the camera to the top of the composition. The 1st camera is the one Ae will render.


It sounds like you've switched over to Active Camera in your Composition window.

You may need to switch the Composition viewport window to the camera you wish to use. Do this by selecting the camera in the dropdown menu at the bottom of the Composition window.

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Hope this helps!

  • 1
    Thanks Parker Young, that's exactly what I was looking for.
    – user9167
    Jan 20, 2015 at 17:31

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