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Re: Duplicate a pre-comp and make it independant?

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Jon Geddes
Re: Duplicate a pre-comp and make it independant?
on Feb 19, 2009 at 6:04:44 am

If you've already done a lot of work to your precomp in your main composition, then you probably want to do this:

1. Select the precomp in the timeline, press Ctrl + D to duplicate it

2. Select the precomp in the project panel, press Ctrl + C then Ctrl + V

3. Make sure your duplicated precomp is selected in the timeline, then select the newly created precomp in the project panel and drag (then hold down ALT) and drop it on the duplicated precomp in the timeline. You can then release the ALT key after you release the mouse.

4. Your duplicated precomp has been replaced with a copy of the original precomp, and can now be modified without effecting the original.

It might take a long time to explain, but it takes maybe 3 seconds to accomplish. The button commands I gave you are for the PC, if you are using a Mac, you will have to use the mac equivalent of the Ctrl key.

Jon Geddes
Motion Graphics Designer

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