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Karl Compton
Precomposing animation
on Mar 1, 2012 at 9:40:51 pm

I have animated a shape using the puppet tool in comp 1. I want to move it to comp 2 and animate the position/scale in that comp. I was under the impression that I just use precompose to achieve this. When I precompose the shape and then drag it in to comp2, all of the puppet tool animations are in tact but as soon as I change the position, the shape reverts to its original settings before I added the puppet tool effect...What am I doing wrong?

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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: Precomposing animation
on Mar 2, 2012 at 9:50:37 pm

Kind of a blurry description of what you're doing... Here's how it works for sure:
Method 1: Animate with puppet tool your shape, link the layer to a Null and change/animate position and size by changing that Null.

Method 2: Precompose the layer you need to apply Puppet tool to. Open that precomp, apply in it Puppet Tool, go back to main comp and animate position/size of the precomp layer.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
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