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chris brett
changing contents of precomp
on Nov 24, 2013 at 3:11:17 pm

Hi All

Have 36 multiple copies of a precomp which were used to make design decisions in 3D space .

Now that am happy with positions need to change the contents to 36 separate clips but I just cant get it to work......I think I know the theory but am missing something.....

Each comp is sructured thus

1) Precomp 1 consisting of image with matte

2) Pre-comp 1 then has a 90 degree rotation added plus a y axis animation so that the image travels up towards the viewer this is then precomped as precomp 2.

3 )Precomp 2 was then copied 36 times and variously positioned in 3D space

The idea was to copy precomp 1 from the assets panel ( top left ) / change contents / precomp / then copy and paste positional info from one of the test comps ( which is then deleted ).

However seems that whatever I do all 36 change.

Any idea what I'm missing please ? ---- or maybe some info on the exact way of making a new copy from a comp in the project panel ...
...whatever ...

... any clues much appreciated -----chris brett --


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John Cuevas
Re: changing contents of precomp
on Nov 24, 2013 at 3:42:57 pm

If you duplicated precomp 2, 36 times, you need to also need 36 duplicates of precomp 1 and replace each instance of precomp 1 with the new duplicate in the precomp 2 duplicates.

So you have Precomp 2-1, should have Precomp1-1 in it.
Precomp 2-2, Precomp 1-2
Precomp 2-3, Precomp 1-3 and so on.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor

"I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work."
---THOMAS EDISON on inventing the light bulb.

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Stefan Hinze
Re: changing contents of precomp
on Nov 24, 2013 at 4:22:47 pm

Maybe this helps:

Publicate the PreComp / change the content / ALT-Click in Projekt window, hold down and drog over the PreComp you want to replace / let go

i hope this is helpfull!

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chris brett
Re: changing contents of precomp
on Nov 24, 2013 at 4:36:57 pm

thanks Guys -- thats brilliant! -- much appreciated -----chris ---

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