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Ian McBain
Trying to import an After Effects comp as a menu.
on Sep 22, 2010 at 4:11:53 pm

Hey team,
I have made a motion menu in After Effects. Whenever I "dynamic link" it into encore, is show up as an Aftrer Effects composition, but I can't make it into a menu. I have made custom buttons in the comp, but the comps aren't showing me any layers.
Am I missing a step? I have the ae comp in encore, and need to make it act like a menu, with all the butons etc.
Any ideas?
Thanks
Ian


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Clint Milner
Re: Trying to import an After Effects comp as a menu.
on Sep 23, 2010 at 10:38:30 am

Hi Ian,

You need to assign the AE project as a Video asset of your menu under the Motion Tab of your Menu Properties.

Alternatively you can click on a blank menu in Encore, Menu --> Create After Effects Comp (which does the above for you and launches AE) and then import your comp that you've already made in AE.


Hope this helps.


Clint

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Ian McBain
Re: Trying to import an After Effects comp as a menu.
on Sep 23, 2010 at 4:02:16 pm

Hi,
Thanks for your suggestion.
I now have the comp in Encore, it is a menu...but the buttons I've designated (with the (+)) and their respective subpicture highlights are not functioning at all. In the layers panel, it all shows up as one layer "background".
I'm absolutely baffled.
Ian


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Clint Milner
Re: Trying to import an After Effects comp as a menu.
on Sep 24, 2010 at 2:24:42 pm





1118_menutest.zip


Here's a sample project and screenshot to show you the way I did it.

Hope that helps.

Clint

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