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lee gibbons
Changing Composition size breaks Camera/Layer view?
on Mar 16, 2017 at 5:56:57 am

I am having a problem, when I try and change composition settings, all of my 3D layers break. please see examples below!

before

after


Any idea how I can fix this ☹

I get this problem alot,




I always have this problem, when I want to precomp something, the comp size always cuts out and keeps all the layers only in the size of the Comp, which never helps when putting a comp into another comp....


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Changing Composition size breaks Camera/Layer view?
on Mar 16, 2017 at 3:43:54 pm
Last Edited By Dave LaRonde on Mar 16, 2017 at 9:20:34 pm

Long story short -- DECIDE ON THE COMP SIZE YOU NEED AND STICK WITH IT.

If you find yourself having to change comp sizes a lot, you haven't done your homework properly before starting the project.

And to address your problem directly -- you have to start the camera moves all over from scratch. When you changed the comp dimensions, all the coordinates the camera is using don't relate to the comp any more.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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lee gibbons
Re: Changing Composition size breaks Camera/Layer view?
on Mar 17, 2017 at 2:18:37 am

Thanks !

super helpful as normal :)


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Eric Santiago
Re: Changing Composition size breaks Camera/Layer view?
on Mar 17, 2017 at 11:44:48 am

I've always wondered if there a was a quick fix for this.

It seems the coordinates are coming from the top left (legacy pixel mapping).

I wonder if anyone has made a script of some sort.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Changing Composition size breaks Camera/Layer view?
on Mar 17, 2017 at 4:41:07 pm

[Eric Santiago] "It seems the coordinates are coming from the top left (legacy pixel mapping)."

That's correct. 0,0 Is the top left pixel.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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lee gibbons
Re: Changing Composition size breaks Camera/Layer view?
on Mar 21, 2017 at 6:02:15 am

Sorry a bit slow here !

So is there a fix for this I am missing? do I have to just start again from when I made any Camera frames ?


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Changing Composition size breaks Camera/Layer view?
on Mar 21, 2017 at 4:48:59 pm

You start over from scratch. Sorry.
That's the bummer about messing with comp sizes... and why you want to be very careful that you have the right one to start.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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lee gibbons
Re: Changing Composition size breaks Camera/Layer view?
on Mar 22, 2017 at 3:32:26 am

Its good to know, I will plan ahead more next time.

thanks for the help


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Martin Cadwallader
Re: Changing Composition size breaks Camera/Layer view?
on Mar 22, 2017 at 10:41:05 am

You can try dragging your comp into a comp of the right dimensions and then hit the 'collapse transformations' toggle on the layer.

Or if it's to do with the camera ranging from the top left, you could try clicking the advanced tab in the composition settings and anchor to the top left before you change the dimensions.


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