Composition Settings

Resolution - set the width and height of your composition in pixels. Use the drop down above to select some common presets.

Start Frame - Set the frame number for the start of the Composition.

End Frame - - Set the frame number for the end of the Composition.

Playback Start - Set the frame number your playback starts at. This value can also be set using the bar with teal ends at the top of the Scene Window.

Playback End - Set the frame number your playback ends at. This value can also be set using the bar with teal ends at the top of the Scene Window.

Time - Shows you the current frame. It does not accept inputs but can be connected to other attributes although Frame is often a better solution here.

Frame Rate - Set the frames per second your comp will playback at.

Background - Set your Color using hex or rgb values (note - only rgb values can be animated). You can also adjust your Alpha.

Comp nodes created via the contextual menu (right click) within the Scene Window are set to have a Background Alpha of 0.

Playback Step - Play every nth frame.

Keyframe Layer - Indicates the current active Keyframe Layer.

Active Audio Layer - Indicates the layer being used to output audio. See Audio Playback (requires Show Beta Features to be enabled in Preferences).

Motion Blur - Enable/disable Motion Blur.

Shutter Angle - Set the angle of the shutter. The default of 180° will give a you a 'filmic look'. That is, 50% of your frame rate.

Motion Blur Centre - Affects whether your blur is backward or forward of the current frame. The default of -0.25° will centre it on the frame (your motion blur will be even in both directions of travel).

Motion Blur Samples - Determine how many times the motion blur is sampled. A higher number will result in a smoother blur but also comes with a performance penalty.

Linear Gamma - Enable a linear color space.

These settings can also be accessed by dragging a Composition from the Assets Window into the Attribute Editor.