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Nikolya GousteauIterating a composition
by on May 27, 2012 at 7:55:20 am

Hi all,

It is known that one cannot nest a composition into itself. But I would like to do a slightly different thing.

I have a composition, and I would like to add a "previous frame of the composition" to itself as a layer.

Is this possible?

You can think of this also the following way. First of all, we arrange each frame of the comp as a still layer. (Layer "Frame N" should be on top of layer "Frame N-1".) And then, as time goes by, we subsequently turn each of these layers on. Maybe this can be done using expressions, but I suppose there might be even better way...

Thank you in advance

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Erik WaluskaRe: Iterating a composition
by on May 28, 2012 at 4:30:31 pm

I'm not sure exactly what you're trying to accomplish but could you use the Echo effect on an adjustment layer?

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Nikolya GousteauRe: Iterating a composition
by on May 29, 2012 at 12:44:39 pm

Thank you a lot, Erik! Echo does almost exactly what I wanted!

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