Tidy up afer yer self
by criis daw on Oct 25, 2006 at 9:58:21 pm
Does any one know a simple and quick way to tidy up a project?
A project i am working on started off as another project made by someone else , elements of which i have used and added to. The project has become very big but only a fraction of the comps and artwork/footage are used in my final peice. As this will probably go on to be used again by others i was wondering if there was a simple way to be rid of all the comps and material that do not play a part in making up my final main comp?
Re: Tidy up afer yer self by Colin Braley on Oct 26, 2006 at 12:14:50 am
To remove unselected compositions and unused footage items from selected compositions in the Project panel, choose File > Reduce Project. This command is available only when the Project panel is active, and removes both unused footage items and all other compositions that are not included within a selected composition as nested (subordinate) compositions.
If the selected composition includes items that are turned off (that is, the Video or Audio switch is deselected in the Timeline panel), the Reduce Project command does not remove those items.
Note: If an expression in a selected composition refers to an element in a nonsubordinate composition, Reduce Project removes the nonsubordinate composition and the applied expression. The message that appears after you choose Reduce Project reminds you of this possibility, so you can undo the command if needed. To avoid removing the expressions from a nonsubordinate composition, drag the nonsubordinate composition into the composition that refers to it. Then deselect the Audio and Video switches for the composition that you added. Thats compliments of AE help.
Oh yeah and you can also use file > remove unused footage.