i have this weird problem, that i cant fill my shape in after effects. Does anybody know what do do? when i want to change the fill, basicly i see this:

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When i change the color in the fill setting, nothing happens, there is still no fill attached to the shape.

"Fläche" means fill in german :)

Thank you guys!

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    Please post a photo of the object in the "layers" panel like this so we can see what type of object it is
    – Luke
    Aug 24 '17 at 4:36

Expand your shape layer, and next to "Contents" there should be a little triangle button with the word "Add" next to it. Add a "Fill" and now you should be able to change the color.


If you click on the question mark box then it should bring up the color picker prompter. From there pick a random color and the fill should work again


You need to click on "Fläche" and select the fill type first.

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