The Layermanager is the origin of the Output Pipeline, where the compositing for the 'Track' happens.
It contains a maximum of 16 Layers (per Track). (A)
The settings can be changed in the Settings menu under:
- Settings → Windows → Misc.
Layers: The layers are on the left side of the layer manager. (B)
- The layers work on a Bottom to Top structure, the higher layer is in front.
- The layers can be linked with each other through the chain symbol on the top-right corner of each layer.
- Each modification applied to a linked layer will be applied also to the other linked layers.
- By editing a linked layer while holding the 'Modifier Key' (Windows: CTRL), only the selected layer is modified.
Layer Preview: Shows a preview of the selected layer. (C)
- A clip from Preload, File Browser or Live Editor can be dragged&dropped here and it will be played in the first free layer from bottom.
- The layer position in output can be edited here by drag&drop and can be scaled by using the two pivots on top of the preview.
Transforms: Editable values to transform the size and shape of the output layer. (D)
Create Patch: Creates a Patch, namely saves the composition in 'Set' to be recalled in a later moment.
- A Patch can be made from the selected track or, simultaneously from more tracks. (E)
- Also see: Set
Delete: The 'Delete Layer' button is marked with an 'X'. By clicking it, the selected layer will be deleted.(F)
- Clicking 'X' while holding the Modifier Key (Windows: CTRL), closes all the layers of the track at once.
- Tipp: deleting a layer saves the edits in the original preload of the layer."