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Ady Le RouxNesting a comp... but I want it to loop!
by on Mar 9, 2011 at 7:54:37 am

Hi ya...

I know how to do an animation in a composition... then I know how to add that composition to another composition (nesting)...

But I really need to be able to LOOP the original composition so that it keeps going in the NEW comp.

Make sense?

Cheers and appreciate your time.

a


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Joey ForemanRe: Nesting a comp... but I want it to loop!
by on Mar 9, 2011 at 11:04:44 am

Apply Time Remapping to your nested comp. Option-click the Time Remapping stopwatch, hit the Expression Language Menu icon (the 4th little icon), go to Property, and select the Loop Out expression:

loopOut(type = "cycle", numKeyframes = 0)

Or you can just copy the expression above and paste it into the expression field.

Be sure to extend your layer duration afterward.

Joey Foreman
Editor/Compositor/VFX Artist


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Ady Le RouxRe: Nesting a comp... but I want it to loop!
by on Mar 22, 2011 at 1:06:04 pm

erm....

how do I see the expression field please?

Thanks

a


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Joey ForemanRe: Nesting a comp... but I want it to loop!
by on Mar 22, 2011 at 1:15:31 pm

As soon as you option-click the stopwatch for Time Remapping, you'll see it appear to the right in the timeline. The word timeRemap will be highlighted in blue. At that point you can paste (command-v) the expression, or type it out.

Joey Foreman
Editor/Compositor/VFX Artist


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Joey ForemanRe: Nesting a comp... but I want it to loop!
by on Mar 22, 2011 at 1:28:58 pm

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/AfterEffects/9.0/WS3878526689cb91655866c1103906...

Joey Foreman
Editor/Compositor/VFX Artist


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Dina AngelovRe: Nesting a comp... but I want it to loop!
by on May 3, 2016 at 10:00:50 pm

Thanks!


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Andrew DevisRe: Nesting a comp... but I want it to loop!
by on Mar 12, 2011 at 8:22:40 am

Have you tried the loop option in interpret footage?
Andrew

... because it's all about stories ...


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Joey ForemanRe: Nesting a comp... but I want it to loop!
by on Mar 12, 2011 at 2:19:35 pm

I don't know if things have changed in CS5, but Interpret Footage has only ever been available for footage, not compositions.

Joey Foreman
Editor/Compositor/VFX Artist


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Dina AngelovRe: Nesting a comp... but I want it to loop!
by on May 3, 2016 at 9:59:21 pm

Thank you, guys. You are as always, life savers.


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