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stig olsen
Copy / Paste material from one project to another
on Jan 8, 2014 at 3:52:48 pm

Hi,

I need to copy some layers from one project to another. When opening a new project and pasting the layer, they change places. Layer number 3 become layer number 17 and so on.
You know anything about that? AE CC.

And... I would like if it was possible to group compositions together, as I prefere to make a new project for each customer and not each project.


Stig


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Erik Waluska
Re: Copy / Paste material from one project to another
on Jan 8, 2014 at 5:14:29 pm

When you copy/paste layers they will paste in the order you selected them, first one on top.

Not sure what you mean about grouping compositions.

Erik Waluska
EAWmedia


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Copy / Paste material from one project to another
on Jan 8, 2014 at 5:18:04 pm

Create a project with only the footage, solids and comps that you want in the new project. Save it. Import it into the new project.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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George Goodman
Re: Copy / Paste material from one project to another
on Jan 8, 2014 at 6:30:12 pm

There's a really handy way to do this with this script:

http://aescripts.com/save-comp-as-project/

As the name suggests, you can save a composition as a project. Now you can just import that project into your new project and the composition will be exactly as it was in the other.

***BEWARE THOUGH - do not put a / in your comp name or else it will overwrite your entire original project file. I had this problem before, it sucked. It's a great script though, I've just started duplicating the project I want to pull assets out of before running it in case I come across any other oddities like that (always good to have your backup)


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Sincerely,

George


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