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How to Edit After Effects

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How to Edit After Effects
« on: February 02, 2018, 05:19:52 AM »
Loving the After Effects feature - especially the Kinetic Text.

But I can't find a way to edit the text once I've created and rendered the slide.

The information video says:

"Once the After Effects clip has been rendered you can preview it and make any changes to it that you wish using the editor"

But when I try to edit an After Effects slide with the pencil icon, it just shows the normal text - it doesn't pop-up the After Effects text.  Is there a way to edit that, (I realise it would have to be re-rendered) or do I just need to delete the slide and create a new AE slide?

(Can't help feeling I'm missing something obvious).

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Re: How to Edit After Effects
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2018, 07:55:28 AM »
You can't modify the text of an After Effects clip from within the editor. You have to re-generate the AE clip, putting new text in at that point.

The changes you can make once the clip is rendered involve adding overlay text etc.