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Tomas Bumbulevičius
Re: Create dependent, editable duplicate of any layer
on Jun 30, 2019 at 11:04:12 am

Just like Greg mentioned above - anytime you work with an asset, which might be re-used, you are putting a risk into redundant work cycles, if changes are required later in time.

Think about 3 different compositions, where you use a shape circle, in each of them, as a shape layer. Lets say at some point you decide to apply a stroke. What actions would have to be done? Going through all comps and doing it manually. If circle's pre-comp have been used from the beginning - it won't be an issue to apply such change only once.

With texts its even more prominent, because you can't link 'type properties' with expressions. So any time you plan re-using the text - precomp its original source and use pre-comp duplicates instead.

Again - this applies to every elements, not only type. Think ahead of time, and you won't need to stress out later, then project expands.

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