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Timo Katzhow to change the position globally for many komps?
by on Jan 8, 2012 at 8:25:34 pm

Hello there,

has anybody an idea how to change the position of 250 kompositions globally?

there are 250 kompositions and I want the built up the possibility to set a specific position for all these kompositions at one time.

is there any possibility?

thanks in advance, Timo


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Dave LaRondeRe: how to change the position globally for many komps?
by on Jan 9, 2012 at 9:27:12 pm

I don't understand: are these 250 comps nested inside a main comp? If yes, use the Select All command and change their positions: when you change one, they all change to the same thing. You can either scrub position values, type in values, move the layer in the comp window or use the up-down-right-left cursor keys.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Timo KatzRe: how to change the position globally for many komps?
by on Jan 9, 2012 at 10:36:22 pm

hello dave,
thanks for your reply.

the 250 comps aren´t nested into a main comp. they are all autonomic.
and the footage placed in every single compostion needs to be moved for the same value.

is there a possiblity to do this?

best regards, timo


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Dave LaRondeRe: how to change the position globally for many komps?
by on Jan 9, 2012 at 10:47:47 pm

I'm sorry, but to my knowledge there is nothing in AE that will reposition layers in comps. There may be a script that can do it, but I don't know for certain. I would look at After Effects script web sites like AE Enhancers.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Timo KatzRe: how to change the position globally for many komps?
by on Jan 9, 2012 at 11:11:50 pm

thank you, i´ll try that.


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Andrew SomersRe: how to change the position globally for many komps?
by on Jan 15, 2012 at 9:24:27 pm

You can do it simply with an expression - the expression below is placed in the POSITION field of the layer(s) you want to affect the position of, in each of the 250 comps:

comp("MasterPosition").layer("PositionLayerA").transform.position


Then you have one comp called MasterPosition, and a layer in that comp called PositionLayerA.


Now, when you move PositionLayerA in the MasterPosition comp, all layers with that expression in any other comp in the project will move to match.


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Timo KatzRe: how to change the position globally for many komps?
by on Jan 22, 2012 at 8:16:19 pm

great! works fine, my thanks and best regards, Timo


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