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Dustin Bowser
Is it possible to Nest a Sequence? In Flame/Smoke--
on Apr 30, 2013 at 11:53:05 pm

I've got a project I'm working on where I have to take a single edit and make a ton of different versions of it for different regions, and the only things that are being replaced are the slates and the end tags.

I was wondering if there was a way I could bring in my edit as a Nested Sequence somehow into another sequence, so that all I'm changing are slates and end tags and if any changes are made to the edit itself, or BFX/CFX added or anything, the changes will be propagated across all the different versions.

Is something like this possible?


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Grant Kay
Re: Is it possible to Nest a Sequence? In Flame/Smoke--
on May 1, 2013 at 10:38:03 am

Hi Dustin,

This is possible. We call this a container but it is nesting the sequence.

Select all the segments in your main sequence.

Right-Click and choose to CONTAIN SELECTION.

That you give you a container segment of your entire sequence.

To edit it, just select the container segment and in the menu bar you can open the container, just incase you need to make a modification.

That should work for you.

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Brian Mulligan
Re: Is it possible to Nest a Sequence? In Flame/Smoke--
on May 1, 2013 at 12:51:43 pm

One note that Grant may have missed. The container is not an instance of the original. So if you hade a change in the edit on 1 version, you woul dhave to make the change across all versions. Each copy of the container is unique and seperate.

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walter biscardi
Re: Is it possible to Nest a Sequence? In Flame/Smoke--
on May 1, 2013 at 1:00:45 pm

[Brian Mulligan] " The container is not an instance of the original. So if you hade a change in the edit on 1 version, you woul dhave to make the change across all versions. Each copy of the container is unique and seperate."

That's actually awesome. I like that concept more than what I've used in the past.

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Dustin Bowser
Re: Is it possible to Nest a Sequence? In Flame/Smoke--
on May 1, 2013 at 3:26:47 pm

Yeah, I tried the container thing, but that doesn't really function in the way I'm looking for with this.

My issue being, I've got a session with clients where I'm taking 4 spots, and making 32 spots out of them, with international versions and such -- but if anything needs to change with a shot, and edit, a cleanup, or anything -- I'll be tediously re-editing my sequence back into the 32 places again. Seems like there has go to be a better way to work, right?

Another thing I noticed about the Container, it seems that within a container I also cannot created a BFX on any clip. The option is just greyed out with the FX ribbon.


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David Tindale
Re: Is it possible to Nest a Sequence? In Flame/Smoke--
on May 2, 2013 at 11:15:00 am

Hi Dustin. You can do what you're trying to do manually if you need to. Cut your master spot, export it in appropriate format, and soft import it back in again. Use this import to cut your other spots. If you overwrite the exported sequence, the changes will ripple through. You'd need to rerender any layered or comped material (won't happen automagically).


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Grant Kay
Re: Is it possible to Nest a Sequence? In Flame/Smoke--
on May 3, 2013 at 9:14:09 am

Hi Dustin,

Just to confirm, you cannot create CFX effects on segments inside a container clip.

However you can apply a CFX effect to a container.

Regards
Grant

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