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Joe Bodego
Duplicate and move solid automatically
on Oct 24, 2016 at 10:19:16 pm

Okay I have a 1920X1080 comp and i want 8 solids evenly on the 1920 side. so that means each solid has to be 1080 by 240. I there a way to automate this like you can in Illustrator? Right now i have to duplicate and move each solid?


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Michael Szalapski
Re: Duplicate and move solid automatically
on Oct 25, 2016 at 3:00:42 pm

There's an align panel in After Effects with options to distribute layers.

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Stefan Christopher
Re: Duplicate and move solid automatically
on Oct 26, 2016 at 2:33:31 pm

Set the anchor point of your first solid to 0,0 and then set the position to 0,0. Make sure it is the first layer in the comp.
In the position property add the expression.

x = (index-1)*240;
[x,transform.position[1]];

Then duplicate the layer (ctrl+d) / (cmd+d) 7 times.


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