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frank-edouard wozniak
how to EXPORT a composition as a standalone file ???
on Mar 3, 2009 at 9:06:15 pm

hello !

my name is few and i am a graphist in paris, france

i work on a large ae project (+3500 files, 2,5 minutes long to open on my mac pro)

mates, how can i export a whole animated composition (including all associated files) as a standalone ae file ?

like .aec or .aez or something else ;-)

my goal is to start from scratch a project and to import selected animated comps only

by the way, the fact that ae cs3 can't open several project files is just prehistoric

i don't want to render or export... i want to get my comps in my folder and restart with a lighter project !

i tried everything and the dead line is yesterday...

so pixels brothers... help me !!

few


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Michal Fíbek
Re: how to EXPORT a composition as a standalone file ???
on Nov 26, 2014 at 3:14:04 pm

I've found another great approach to save only selected comp(s) - use the Collect Files function
http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tutorials/Moving-compositions-between-pr...


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Eli Lesh
Re: how to EXPORT a composition as a standalone file ???
on Apr 16, 2015 at 8:09:31 am

here is a script that does it:

var orgFIleUrl = app.project.file;

var comp = app.project.activeItem;
if ((orgFIleUrl != null) && (comp!=null))
{
var rootfolder = orgFIleUrl.toString ().substr (0, orgFIleUrl.toString ().lastIndexOf ('/'));
alert(rootfolder);
var comp = app.project.activeItem;
app.project.reduceProject(comp) ;

var save_file = new File(rootfolder + "//" + comp.name +".aep");

new_project = app.project.save(save_file);

var my_file = new File(orgFIleUrl);
new_project = app.open(my_file);
if (new_project){
alert(new_project.file.name);
}



}else alert('nada');


open it in the script editor,
select the comp that you want to export in the project tree
and run the script in the editor,
it will save the comp in the same folder as the project

i don't think it is fair to charge money for a ten line script...


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Chadi El Refaei
Re: how to EXPORT a composition as a standalone file ???
on Jun 10, 2015 at 12:39:08 am

Just wanted to say thank you so much for posting this script, i had the same problem project file was almost 250 mb, kept crashingafter effects had no idea where to start, just got done cleaning everything up to around 25 seperate project files :-)


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clyde desouza
Re: how to EXPORT a composition as a standalone file ???
on Feb 16, 2016 at 6:20:39 pm

Logged in to express my thanks too.
The script did exactly what was needed.
I can't believe AE doesn't have this functionality built in.
Best Regards.

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Sean Lattrell
Re: how to EXPORT a composition as a standalone file ???
on Sep 16, 2016 at 7:22:11 pm

Thanks for the script!

mighty kind of ya


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Anna Ciszek
Re: how to EXPORT a composition as a standalone file ???
on Dec 2, 2016 at 10:02:27 am

Same here, logged in just to say THANK YOU for your script! It saved me hours of precious time! :)


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Hoze Motiwala
Re: how to EXPORT a composition as a standalone file ???
on Apr 12, 2017 at 4:36:52 am

You my friend.. are the man!


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