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Marc LucasComps
by on Jun 6, 2011 at 7:34:17 pm

If I duplicate a Comp then make changes to the comp the original comp gets changed to. Can I not just duplicate a comp and make it say version 2 and make slight changes so I have two different versions? I know I can copy the layers and then put them in a new comp and that won't effect this it just seems a bit strange the way it works.

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Todd KoprivaRe: Comps
by on Jun 6, 2011 at 8:56:35 pm

There's a difference between duplicating a composition in the Timeline panel and duplicating a composition in the Project panel.

If you do it in the Timeline panel (which I suspect you are), then you're not really duplicaitng the composition; you're duplicating the precomposition layer. The new layer and the old layer both point to the same source item---a single composition.

Todd Kopriva, Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Marc LucasRe: Comps
by on Jun 6, 2011 at 9:39:46 pm

Sorry I didn't word the post correctly, yes I was meaning when I duplicate a pre-comp.

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Dave LaRondeRe: Comps
by on Jun 6, 2011 at 9:51:36 pm

As long as you do it IN THE PROJECT WINDOW and not in the timeline, you shouldn't have any problems.

Dave LaRonde
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