Use the Properties panel to quickly access the important properties of selected layers in the Timeline without the need to twirl open multiple layer hierarchies or open a different panel. It improves accessibility of layer and object properties and speeds up workflows. The panel displays Layer Transform and Shape properties of the selected layers.
It is a contextual panel that can be moved and stacked over other panels.
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