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gary woloszyn
Replacing footage in a template layer
on Aug 23, 2014 at 6:21:35 pm

I use Motion so I am a bit of a newbie to After Effects...

I want to reuse a complex scene with camera movement, lights, keyframes, etc. from a template. Then I want to change the image in that scene.

Do I make a new layer, copy and paste the old layer, then replace the footage using ALT+drag?

Thanks much

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Hannes Andersson Donuan
Re: Replacing footage in a template layer
on Aug 24, 2014 at 3:52:03 pm

if you in "project" rightclick on the footage you want to change you can choose "replace" and select the file you want

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Dave LaRonde
Re: Replacing footage in a template layer
on Aug 26, 2014 at 12:59:28 am

Since you're new, duplicate the layer you want to replace. Then you can highlight the original layer, and use Alt-Drag. Works great.

If it's right, you can delete the duplicated layer. If you messed up, you still have the duplicated layer to try again.

Dave LaRonde
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