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Frank Limarelinking compositions with other compositions (comps within a comp)
by on Jun 20, 2012 at 7:54:23 pm

I'm putting together this workflow for a production and I'm wondering how I can dynamically relink compositions in After Effects.

This is the workflow:
1. Create an after effects file (and a comp) of a character rig
2. insert that rig into a new After Effects file (a new comp) for the environment.

However if I make changes to 1, such as adding new nulls or more bone structure to the rig, it will not be seen in step 2's imported comp. Is there ANY way I can change this issue? so that when there are changes to one comp, it affects the other? or any way to re-link it?

I notice there's relinking for FOOTAGE such as PSD files but nothing for comps.

Any help on this would be great, it would make our workflow move much easier.


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John CuevasRe: relinking compositions with other compositions (comps within a comp)
by on Jun 20, 2012 at 8:00:22 pm

aescripts has a script that looks like it will do what you need for $99.00.

AE Project Sync

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
Thinkck.com

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Frank LimaRe: relinking compositions with other compositions (comps within a comp)
by on Jun 20, 2012 at 8:11:00 pm

Is there anything in After Effects that can do it without the need for an external script?

Or is there any way I can change my workflow to fit After Effects ability to handle files?

We just need to have it in such a way that we can keep our rigs separate from our scenes.


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