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David Ghast
How do i prevent AE from appending copied comp name?
on Jun 17, 2012 at 11:46:53 pm

I need to make a copy of a number of comps in a >100 sub comp project. When i copy them and paste outside of its respective folder it changes the comp name with the next number. This has become a huge timesink trying to reverse its changes, if i paste into a different folder it has no reason to do this, is there any way to stop it from renaming copied comps?


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Todd Kopriva
Re: How do i prevent AE from appending copied comp name?
on Jun 18, 2012 at 1:02:12 am

I don't know of a way of preventing the behavior that you're referring to, but this script can help with the efficient renaming after the fact:
http://www.redefinery.com/ae/view.php?item=rd_CompRenamer

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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: How do i prevent AE from appending copied comp name?
on Jun 18, 2012 at 12:31:51 pm

Place all the comps that require duplication into a folder. Select the folder and Edit>Duplicate. The folder name will have a suffix number added but the comp names will be left untouched.

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RoRK

Intensive AE & Mocha Training in Singapore and Malaysia
Adobe ACE/ACI (version 7) & Imagineer Systems Inc Approved Mocha Trainer


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Todd Kopriva
Re: How do i prevent AE from appending copied comp name?
on Jun 18, 2012 at 6:21:21 pm

Clever, Roland.

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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: How do i prevent AE from appending copied comp name?
on Jun 18, 2012 at 9:58:46 pm

Possibly, a quicker way would have been to import the same AEP into the current AEP.

HTH
RoRK

Intensive AE & Mocha Training in Singapore and Malaysia
Adobe ACE/ACI (version 7) & Imagineer Systems Inc Approved Mocha Trainer


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