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stig olsenWorking on precomposed sequenses, viewing main comp
by on Sep 15, 2014 at 2:04:54 pm

Hi,

Im having problems working on precomposed sequenses, viewing main comp.

My main comp is an animated character moving his lips as we hear the dubbed voice.
The mouth moving is placed in the main comp but is precomposed into another comp.
What Im trying to do is working in my precomp for adjusting the mouth while I see what is going on in my main comp.

Is this possible?

In Houdini its as easy as putting a needle on the main comp (so it is visible all the time) while working on another compositions. It doesnt seem to work here. I know I can lock the main composition but it doesnt react to what I do in the precomp. Not live.


Stig


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Richard GarabedainRe: Working on precomposed sequenses, viewing main comp
by on Sep 15, 2014 at 3:02:58 pm

Copy the audio file into both comps, makes sure they play at the same time, preview sound with period. ... hit LL for wave forms, and command + mouse to scrub through timeline. then when your done make sure to turn off one of the audios or it will be twice as loud.


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Todd KoprivaRe: Working on precomposed sequenses, viewing main comp
by on Sep 15, 2014 at 3:22:41 pm

See the "Edit this, look at that (ETLAT) and locked Composition viewers" section of After Effects Help:

http://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/workspaces-panels-viewers.html#v...

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Brian CharlesRe: Working on precomposed sequences, viewing main comp
by on Sep 15, 2014 at 3:42:22 pm
Last Edited By Brian Charles on Sep 15, 2014 at 3:43:25 pm

It is often possible to place a controller null in the Main comp with slider controls linked to the motion in the nested comp.

Dan Ebberts demonstrates a more sophisticated method using markers to control the animation in nested comps.

http://motionscript.com/design-guide/marker-sync.html



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stig olsenRe: Working on precomposed sequences, viewing main comp
by on Sep 15, 2014 at 6:35:59 pm

Thank you! But sure its not a way to simply work in a precomp and at the same time see the main comp? I find that very strange. Stig


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Todd KoprivaRe: Working on precomposed sequences, viewing main comp
by on Sep 15, 2014 at 6:42:51 pm

Stig, I pointed you to a page with instructions to do exactly that.

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Walter SoykaRe: Working on precomposed sequences, viewing main comp
by on Sep 15, 2014 at 9:28:00 pm

As you have noted, only the current composition updates interactively; other open comps wait until interaction is complete before they render their views.

If you'd like to this behavior changed, file a feature request [link]. I have filed one on this, and the more the merrier!

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
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stig olsenRe: Working on precomposed sequences, viewing main comp
by on Sep 16, 2014 at 8:05:26 am

Hi Todd,

It does not solve the problem Im afraid as Walter points out.
Thanks for the inputs all!

Stig


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