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Andrew RossCamera referencing
by on May 7, 2015 at 11:55:28 am

I have a main composition with an animated camera in. I then have a precomp containing a Particular layer that needs the same camera in it.

I haven't currently finalised the camera animation so I am wondering if there is a way to reference the pre comp camera to the main comp camera so that any change i make to the main comp camera is automatically transferred to the pre comp?

Just to save time really as down the line there will be various precomps containing the same cameras.

Thanks.


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Frank FeijenRe: Camera referencing
by on May 7, 2015 at 6:03:46 pm

expressions can do that...


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Andrew RossRe: Camera referencing
by on May 7, 2015 at 6:05:29 pm

Yes I thought that was the case, i'm just not sure how? I need to look deeper on the net to see if i can find an expression that might help.

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Frank FeijenRe: Camera referencing
by on May 7, 2015 at 6:16:33 pm

If you undock your maincomp-timeline-window, so that you have your precomp and maincomptimeline visible, you can simply hot-link all the animated/to-be-animated camera-properties from one comp to the other. Once you've done that for the first precomp, you should be able to copy/paste that precomp-camera to any other precomp.


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Michael SzalapskiRe: Camera referencing
by on May 7, 2015 at 6:36:36 pm

Or just use the Copy with Relative Property Links option. :)

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Darby EdelenRe: Camera referencing
by on May 7, 2015 at 7:15:54 pm

You can refer to a layer in a different composition like this:

comp("OtherCompName").layer("LayerInOtherComp")

This returns a layer object that can be used in the usual manner:

l = comp("MainComp").layer("Camera");
l.toWorld([0,0,0]);


Darby Edelen


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