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chris brettimporting composition query
by on Nov 27, 2012 at 7:22:00 pm

Hi there

.... have a 2.5 D ( stylised ) opening box - the lid is made up of a back and a front so that when it opens you can see the inside.

This looks much better than expected as the lighting and shadows 'sell' the animation quite nicely.

However this is just an element in a much larger comp which has a camera move so a dont want to 'bake' it and lose the fake 3d look as it rotates.


Anybody know do I get this 'sub-master' element copied from its original project file to the main composition please ?



--- Chris Brett / / U K


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Dave LaRondeRe: importing composition query
by on Nov 27, 2012 at 8:05:08 pm

Import the project containing the box into the current project.

To make life easier, you may want to do this before you import: duplicate the box project, delete any extraneous comps, footage etc from it and use the Reduce Project command.

I presume you're fully aware that almost every layer in the box project should be 3D, and that you'll make use of the Collapse Transformations switch to turn this box into a 3D object.

Dave LaRonde
Former Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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chris brettRe: importing composition query
by on Nov 28, 2012 at 10:35:47 am

Hi Dave -- many thanks ---- excellent stuff ....

Both of your extra info pointers are news to me and if you have time a bit more as below would be most useful

....'' and use the Reduce Project command.''

I presume this clears out absolutely everything you do not need ?


''I presume you're fully aware that almost every layer in the box project should be 3D,''

--- yes got that one thanks

''and that you'll make use of the Collapse Transformations switch to turn this box into a 3D object.''

--- ! ! ? --- this sounds VERY interesting --- presumably it is still possible to animate the lid / rotate / whatever but the shadows / lighting work as if one object ?


-- many thanks again Dave -----


Chris


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Dave LaRonde
Former Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Dave LaRondeRe: importing composition query
by on Nov 28, 2012 at 3:07:25 pm

[chris brett] "I presume this clears out absolutely everything you do not need ?"

It clears out everything you designate as unnecessary, and it follows certain AE rules. Here's the info:
http://help.adobe.com/en_US/AfterEffects/9.0/WS3878526689cb91655866c1103906...

Dave LaRonde
Former Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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chris brettRe: importing composition query
by on Nov 28, 2012 at 3:11:34 pm

thanks Dave - will check it out --- all the best -----chris ----


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