on Feb 9, 2018 at 6:11:34 pm Last Edited By Dave LaRonde on Feb 9, 2018 at 6:29:07 pm
True, true, true....
However, if you don't work with templates a lot, there are things you need to know:
1) They're notoriously complex -- if they were easy, who'd buy them?
2) They frequently contain pre-rendered footage from other applications -- like 3D apps, for instance.
3) They typically assume at least an intermediate knowledge of AE -- they befuddle beginners.
4) There is no standardized workflow to them -- each maker does things his/her own way.
These factors conspire to make it nigh unto impossible to tell you precisely how to proceed. You'd need to be clairvoyant to know how this one was built.
But if you bought it, you could dig into it to see how it was constructed. You might learn a thing or two.
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I have bought templates in the past and often, due to their construction you learn nothing. Many templates are made that way specifically.
If they are made well you can change colours, add images but i am yet to buy a well made template and be able to deconstruct it.