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Cris Fog
Playing a long comp into a shorter comp
on Nov 18, 2013 at 5:26:16 pm

I want to play a full 15sec composition that is in a 3sec composition duplicated multiple times.

In Comp1 : 15sec are BLOCK 3sec duplicated 5 times (fozen 2 times at 1st frame)
in every BLOCK 3sec is a STAR 15sec composition.

When I play Comp1, the STAR composition stops after 3 seconds (when the BLOCK stops too).

I want the STAR composition to play full 15second. Meaning STARs curentFrame must be = Comp1 currentFrame regardless of which BLOCK 3sec is playing.

I attached an example. (.aep CS6):
Here is the video:

Note that this is a simplified version of whan I am currently working on, so STAR 15sec must stay within BLOCK 3sec.
(BLOCK is a mobile phone and STAR is the phones screen)

I am sure the solution is easy. Just an expresion to STAR 15sec to play in paralel with Comp1 or something. But I can't find anything and don't really know what keywords to search to be honest.


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George Goodman
Re: Playing a long comp into a shorter comp
on Nov 19, 2013 at 3:36:57 pm

Enable time remapping and then use this expression:

loopOut(type = "pingpong", numKeyframes = 0)

Then simply extend the comp for as long as you would like it to run.

This expression will tell AE to bounce between the 2 keyframes that were automatically placed as soon as you enabled time remapping.

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