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gary Jarvis
problem with pre-compose
on Dec 4, 2011 at 4:01:16 am

Hi,

I am doing an animation, in my animation I have 68 characters, I'm making a mouth movement by just going from wide to small and narrow over 40 frames. I have been using the same movement for them all by (apple D) duplicating and repositioning, a bunch of them have a turquoise # type of logo in the layer name.

My situation is that, when I try to pre-comp all the layers I lose the lips. Can anyone help

Tks

Gary


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Angie Taylor
Re: problem with pre-compose #AfterEffects
on Dec 4, 2011 at 9:06:56 am

Hi there,

Are the layers 3D? If so then try clicking on the Collapse Transformations switch. You may also need to make the precomp a 3D layer.

Hope this helps!

cheers,

Angie

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gary Jarvis
Re: problem with pre-compose #AfterEffects
on Dec 4, 2011 at 11:05:04 am

G'morning Angie,

No, actually I haven't got to the 3d stage yet, still working on the basics, but thanks anyway.

By the way, do like your dancing bottles and the puppet tool, as a matter of fact, after seeing that vid I was able to come up (I think I was original anyway) with a way of using the puppet tool to lip sync all my characters.

Tks Gary


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gary Jarvis
Re: problem with pre-compose #AfterEffects
on Dec 4, 2011 at 11:45:31 am

The problem is in the blue # type shown in the beginning of each of the title to some of the layers, hmmm he thinks, is there a different process used in the different layers.

I took the layers w/o the blue # type sign and pre-comped them, perfect, no problemo

Now it's time to pre-comp the layers w the blue # sign, hmm everything disappeared.

What's the difference in the actual process?

Well, the layers w/o blue were initially duped, and then within each layer, were transformed to a new position and key-framed by actually entering a digi # into the horizontal and vertical location in transform/position.

As opposed to the layers w the blue # sign which were, dragged and key-framed into position,

Well including the re-do's I have another 54 dupes to go so, dragging as a process was much faster.

Have a g'day


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Angie Taylor
Re: problem with pre-compose #AfterEffects
on Dec 4, 2011 at 12:31:26 pm

Hi Gary,

Glad u liked my dancing bottles! :-)

Have you tried toggling the Collapse Transform switch to see if that helps?

If you want to upload your project I'd be happy to take a look.

Cheers,

Angie

cheers,

Angie

Angie Taylor animation & illustration for television, film, web and devices

http://www.angietaylor.co.uk
Twitter: theangietaylor
Linkedin: theangietaylor
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