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kurt murphy
work on one comp - affect another
on Apr 16, 2012 at 2:02:58 pm

This used to be so easy up to 6.5; but what's it called when I want to work on one comp and see how it affects a main comp. I think it's called something like 'do this, see that' but I can't find anything in the forums.

thanks!

kurt murphy
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John Cuevas
Re: work on one comp - affect another
on Apr 16, 2012 at 2:14:15 pm

Edit This, Look At That. You need to set up multiple viewers, generally by locking one.

It's really easy in CS5.5, but if you are working in an earlier here's the help from adobe about it:

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/AfterEffects/9.0/WSCF40A9D1-B832-4bc8-B4B2-636C...

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
Thinkck.com

"I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work."
---THOMAS EDISON on inventing the light bulb.


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kurt murphy
Re: work on one comp - affect another
on Apr 16, 2012 at 2:18:43 pm

Thank you!

kurt


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kurt murphy
Re: one moe question
on Apr 16, 2012 at 2:38:42 pm

One more question: How do I PAINT on one comp to see how it affects another. I can only paint on the comp by double-clicking it and calling it up in the comp window, where only that one comp exists. I've got some text I need to erase, but I can't erase right on the text layer - I need to pre-compose it first. I wish I could just erase within that comp, but to erase I need to Option double-click the layer which only opens tht window...

Hope this makes sense...

thanks,

kurt


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John Cuevas
Re: one moe question
on Apr 16, 2012 at 4:13:38 pm

Basically the same work flow. Open your final comp and lock the comp viewer.

If you want you can use the pulldown and create another comp viewer for your pre-composition or just open your precomp and double click the layer in question and it will open up your layer window. You can drag the layer viewer into your precomps viewer to save real-estate, but if you paint in the layer viewer it will update in the final comp.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
Thinkck.com

"I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work."
---THOMAS EDISON on inventing the light bulb.


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