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Ady Le Roux
Nesting a comp... but I want it to loop!
on Mar 9, 2011 at 7:54:37 am

Hi ya...

I know how to do an animation in a composition... then I know how to add that composition to another composition (nesting)...

But I really need to be able to LOOP the original composition so that it keeps going in the NEW comp.

Make sense?

Cheers and appreciate your time.

a


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Joey Foreman
Re: Nesting a comp... but I want it to loop!
on Mar 9, 2011 at 11:04:44 am

Apply Time Remapping to your nested comp. Option-click the Time Remapping stopwatch, hit the Expression Language Menu icon (the 4th little icon), go to Property, and select the Loop Out expression:

loopOut(type = "cycle", numKeyframes = 0)

Or you can just copy the expression above and paste it into the expression field.

Be sure to extend your layer duration afterward.

Joey Foreman
Editor/Compositor/VFX Artist


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Ady Le Roux
Re: Nesting a comp... but I want it to loop!
on Mar 22, 2011 at 1:06:04 pm

erm....

how do I see the expression field please?

Thanks

a


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Joey Foreman
Re: Nesting a comp... but I want it to loop!
on Mar 22, 2011 at 1:15:31 pm

As soon as you option-click the stopwatch for Time Remapping, you'll see it appear to the right in the timeline. The word timeRemap will be highlighted in blue. At that point you can paste (command-v) the expression, or type it out.

Joey Foreman
Editor/Compositor/VFX Artist


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Joey Foreman
Re: Nesting a comp... but I want it to loop!
on Mar 22, 2011 at 1:28:58 pm

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/AfterEffects/9.0/WS3878526689cb91655866c1103906...

Joey Foreman
Editor/Compositor/VFX Artist


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Dina Angelov
Re: Nesting a comp... but I want it to loop!
on May 3, 2016 at 10:00:50 pm

Thanks!


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Pax Webb
Re: Nesting a comp... but I want it to loop!
on Mar 1, 2017 at 6:42:02 pm

Thanks, works great for me, except I always get a blank frame (from the overlaid composition) at the very end of the first loop (or maybe its the first frame of the second loop). Interestingly the blank frame does not reappear for the rest of the project (with dozens of loops). Please note that the whole project doesn't blank out on that frame, just the composition on the top layer, and just for that one frame of the whole project. Any ideas?


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Andrew Devis
Re: Nesting a comp... but I want it to loop!
on Mar 12, 2011 at 8:22:40 am

Have you tried the loop option in interpret footage?
Andrew

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Joey Foreman
Re: Nesting a comp... but I want it to loop!
on Mar 12, 2011 at 2:19:35 pm

I don't know if things have changed in CS5, but Interpret Footage has only ever been available for footage, not compositions.

Joey Foreman
Editor/Compositor/VFX Artist


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Dina Angelov
Re: Nesting a comp... but I want it to loop!
on May 3, 2016 at 9:59:21 pm

Thank you, guys. You are as always, life savers.


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