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Greg Hart
Proxies when Full Res doesn't exist
on Jul 18, 2014 at 2:29:52 am

I want to do the opposite of what most tutorials and documentation describe. Beginning with a low-res version of my images (3D renderings in this case) where the full resolution images don't yet exist, I want to import, transform, and animate the low-res in AE, then later move to the full-res, automatically maintaining all my transforms. Can proxies do this? If so, what's the workflow? Thanks in advance.


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Walter Soyka
Re: Proxies when Full Res doesn't exist
on Jul 18, 2014 at 3:03:20 am

Create (import) a placeholder with the resolution and specs of your final render via File > Import > Placeholder.

Right-click it in the project panel and choose Set Proxy > File... (or press Ctrl+Alt+P on a PC, Cmd+Opt+P on a Mac). Choose your low-res file.

When you have final assets, right-click in the project panel and choose Replace Footage > File (or press Ctrl+H on a PC, Cmd+H on a Mac).

Finally, disable or remove the proxy.

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Greg Hart
Re: Proxies when Full Res doesn't exist
on Jul 18, 2014 at 2:39:10 pm

Ah, thanks Walter. Starting with a Placeholder is the piece I was missing. Thanks again.


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