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chris brettmultiple copies of same precomp with different footage
by on Apr 28, 2015 at 12:11:54 pm

Hi

... built a precomp and applied animation to it .

Need 2 offset copies to with different footage but every time I change one all three change.

I am dragging the precomp from the top panel into the composition panel to get copies.

------- anyone know how to sort this please?


------------------------------------- chris ----


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John CuevasRe: multiple copies of same precomp with different footage
by on Apr 28, 2015 at 1:39:17 pm

In the top panel, select your precomp and press "Cntl+D" this will make a new instance of the precomp, "precomp_2". Then you can step into the new precomp and change the footage. If you have effects on the precomp in your final comp, select the precomp in the final comp and duplicate it. Now select "precomp_2" in the project panel and press "cntl+alt+/" and it will replace the selected precomp in the timeline.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
Thinkck.com

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chris brettRe: multiple copies of same precomp with different footage
by on Apr 28, 2015 at 2:15:49 pm

Thanks Johnny - much appreciated

----------------- all the best -----chris --


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Dave LaRondeRe: multiple copies of same precomp with different footage
by on Apr 28, 2015 at 5:27:03 pm

You need to duplicate the precomps in the PROJECT window. No place else. When you do that, the duplicates become independent of one another. Replacing footage in one comp duplicated in this manner will not affect the others.

Mind you, this applies ONLY to compositions duplicated in the PROJECT window. It does NOT apply to nested comps already in another comp, which you may have duplicated simply by duplicating layers in that comp.

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


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chris brettRe: multiple copies of same precomp with different footage
by on Apr 28, 2015 at 5:39:39 pm

Thanks Dave -- nice bit of extra info -- cheers ---- chris --


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