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I am trying to follow the Kenan Proffitt tutorial on YouTube for two point motion tracking but the Foreground and Background layers are not appearing in the compositor.

When I add the video input node and select the video I get a small square in the node with the video.

When I add the two Render Layer nodes (for my two layers) and select my scene I don't get that small preview square - and there is nothing from these layers in my final render. I also get nothing if I plug the Render Layer node(s) directly into the viewer or composite node.

Picture of nodes without little window:

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  • $\begingroup$ have you rendered your scene? $\endgroup$ – gladys Jul 27 '15 at 20:31
  • $\begingroup$ I think so - I hit F12 and have the Rendered view in the bottom right. That does not have the layers on it. I also hit the "Animate" button but that did not have any of the information from render layers in the final video either (it was simply a newly rendered version of my original video). $\endgroup$ – BlenderJames Jul 27 '15 at 20:34
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    $\begingroup$ Delete the movie from the video editor and then hit F12. Then the render will be visible. $\endgroup$ – gladys Jul 27 '15 at 20:59
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Delete the movie from the video editor and then hit F12. Then the render will be visible.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you so much for taking the time to answer. I would never have found this on my own. Now working perfectly. $\endgroup$ – BlenderJames Jul 27 '15 at 21:28
  • $\begingroup$ @BlenderJames Welcome to the site :) If this answer has satisfactorily answered your question, then consider marking it as accepted. $\endgroup$ – gandalf3 Jul 28 '15 at 0:02
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    $\begingroup$ unchecking "sequencer" in render tab can do the trick too $\endgroup$ – Bithur Aug 1 '15 at 13:52

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