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kit websterDuplicating a comp and its sub comps.
by on Jul 19, 2016 at 1:02:15 pm

I have a sub composition which I have duplicated into another 'main' composition.

I want to be able to duplicate the main sub comp but also see what it looks like in the main comp also.

What I really want to be able to do is duplicate the entire comp with all the sub comps in it, so I can see the different versions however when I duplicate the main comp it is still linked to the original sub comp. Whats the best way around this?

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Walter SoykaRe: Duplicating a comp and its sub comps.
by on Jul 19, 2016 at 1:30:35 pm

Two options:

1) True Comp Duplicator:

2) File > Save As..., and choose a new filename for your AEP. Select the comp you wish to duplicate, and with that selection choose File > Dependencies > Reduce project. This will remove everything from your project except the comp you selected and the items upon which it depends. Re-open your original AEP, then import the new reduced AEP to get the independent comp/precomp structure. You can re-import as many independent copies as you'd like.

Walter Soyka
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kit websterRe: Duplicating a comp and its sub comps.
by on Jul 20, 2016 at 8:12:21 am

Perfect thanks!!

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