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Raphi Stein
Precomposing: Not allowing me to "Leave All Attributes"
on Mar 22, 2012 at 12:56:23 am

Hi there,

I'm trying to precompose a selection of about 6 layers, but AE is not letting me select Leave All Attributes (it fades out the radio button), which is annoying because when I precomp them, it distorts everything in the main comp.

Why is it doing this?

THanks!

Raphi


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Walter Soyka
Re: Precomposing: Not allowing me to "Leave All Attributes"
on Mar 22, 2012 at 1:18:31 am

[Raphi Stein] "I'm trying to precompose a selection of about 6 layers, but AE is not letting me select Leave All Attributes (it fades out the radio button), which is annoying because when I precomp them, it distorts everything in the main comp. Why is it doing this?"

You can only leave all attributes when you are precomping a single layer.

A couple screenshots may help us understand what distortion it is that you're seeing.

You may want to try turning on Collapse transformations [link] for the precomp layer.

Walter Soyka
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Raphi Stein
Re: Precomposing: Not allowing me to "Leave All Attributes"
on Mar 22, 2012 at 1:47:36 am

Oh right! Thanks Walter!

I can't post screenshots this time but basically I'm doing some relatively simple animation for a company, where I used a camera to move about some 2d layers. I wanted to collect groups of these layers into precomps but back in the main comp they were becoming distorted because the focus of the shot was now in a different position relative to the camera. It was really anoying


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