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Francesco Benciolini
Create replicable comp
on Jun 17, 2019 at 11:02:06 am
Last Edited By Francesco Benciolini on Jun 17, 2019 at 11:05:11 am

Hi, i'm having a problem and i struggle even to come up with keywords to search for it:

I'm making a series similar to this one:

I made a little animated face with controllers from joysticks 'n sliders and with arms made in rubber hose, and it works pretty well, now i need to make it as an effect so that when i copy it in a new comp a and animate it without messing the animation in other comps, is it possible? i tried to create a project in after effects and than import that project inthe main one every time i need a new copy, but it messes up the expressions.

as an other way to put it: if i create a motion template file for premiere then if i put multiple copies of it in a timeline every copy has his own parameters, changing them in a new copy will not reflect in already present ones.
i need to do the same with a comp in aftter effects.
To duplicate the comp would be very difficult because it has nested comps and changing the name would break some expressions

Is there a solution i am missing?

Thank you in advance :-)

Francesco Benciolini

Post Production Supervisor
Kondoo Video
Milan, Italy

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Eric Santiago
Re: Create replicable comp
on Jun 17, 2019 at 1:11:02 pm

It's early in the morning but I'll take a stab at this.
Can you save the file and just re-import each file as a different project?
I do this all the time and this way the nested pre-comps don't get lost.

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Michael Szalapski
Re: Create replicable comp
on Jun 20, 2019 at 9:12:59 pm

It sounds like you need to look into Master Properties. You can have as many instances as you want of your character comp - all with different values for each one!

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