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Ronald Czarnecki
Duplicate comp can not change video & text
on Mar 17, 2015 at 2:30:48 pm

I bought a template with comps 2-8 having picture and text. I wanted to make one more comp so I duplicated comp 8 but found I could not change the video or text without affecting the original comp.

Any idea what is connecting these two comps together?

see example below

duplicatecomp.jpg


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Walter Soyka
Re: Duplicate comp can not change video & text
on Mar 17, 2015 at 2:52:38 pm

When you duplicate a comp, it only duplicates that specific comp. Other precomps referenced in that duplicated comp's timeline are not duplicated -- so that Text_edit precomp in your Scene_08 is the same one referenced in the one you duplicated (Scene_07).

To replace the original Text_edit (07) precomp with the Text_edit (08) precomp, select the Text_edit (07) layer in the timeline, then hold Alt while dragging the Text_edit (08) item from the project panel onto the timeline.

To duplicate an entire composition tree (the comp and all precomps contained within it), see this script:
http://aescripts.com/true-comp-duplicator/

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
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Ronald Czarnecki
Re: Duplicate comp can not change video & text
on Mar 17, 2015 at 3:32:00 pm

Thanks, not understanding this is holding me up. I think I may have not been clear. In the picture I duplicated Scene 8 which created scene 10, in scene 10 the comp says scene 8 and any changes I make in scene 8 will show up in scene 10.

I can import and drag new video from the project window using alt into the scene 10 timeline but this changes scene 8.


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Walter Soyka
Re: Duplicate comp can not change video & text
on Mar 17, 2015 at 4:05:19 pm

[Ronald Czarnecki] "In the picture I duplicated Scene 8 which created scene 10, in scene 10 the comp says scene 8 and any changes I make in scene 8 will show up in scene 10."

Duplicating a comp does not create and link duplicates of every footage item or precomp it contains.

If you have a Scene_08 which contains a comp named "Text_edit" and you duplicate Scene_08 to make a Scene_10 -- they both still refer to the same "Text_edit" precomp. You have to also duplicate that Text_edit precomp and replace the old one from Scene_08 in the Scene_10 comp.

Alternately, check out the True Comp Duplicator script I linked to, and use that to duplicate your Scene_08. It creates and relinks duplicates of every precomp to create completely independent copies.

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
@keenlive [twitter]   |   RenderBreak [blog]   |   Profile [LinkedIn]


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Ronald Czarnecki
Re: Duplicate comp can not change video & text
on Mar 17, 2015 at 5:13:07 pm

Thank you Walter that "True Comp Duplicator" worked very well.

I assume this is way easier then manually trying to copy and unlink to the original.

Purchase True Comp Duplicator
http://aescripts.com/true-comp-duplicator/


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