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Steve Blacker
Duplicating comps...
on Dec 2, 2009 at 4:28:34 pm

Quick question...

I have a project containing a comp, which in turn contains many precomps. I am creating different versions of the main comp, and so duplicating it (and the precomps inside it) to create these different versions.

My question is: is there a way to duplicate a comp that will automatically create duplicates of all the precomps inside it?

Thanks,

Steve



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John Mecklenborg
Re: Duplicating comps...
on Dec 2, 2009 at 4:52:44 pm

I believe EDIT>DUPLICATE should do the trick.



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Dave LaRonde
Re: Duplicating comps...
on Dec 2, 2009 at 5:11:17 pm

[Steve Blacker] " is there a way to duplicate a comp that will automatically create duplicates of all the precomps inside it? "

Not with AE straight out of the box, there isn't. When you duplicate a comp, the duplicate contains the exact same layers as the comp used for duplicating.

Perhaps somebody's come up with a nifty script to do it, but I don't know about it.

Dave LaRonde
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KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Chris Wright
Re: Duplicating comps...
on Dec 2, 2009 at 7:17:28 pm

I believe importing the project compositions back into the project should retain the proper linking.


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Ben Heusner Brownlee
Re: Duplicating comps...
on Dec 2, 2009 at 7:52:16 pm

Chris is 100% right. I'll often create little "snippet" projects that I can just import and adjust as necessary without affecting the original precomp. So give that a try.

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Steve Blacker
Re: Duplicating comps...
on Dec 2, 2009 at 11:57:58 pm

Thanks for the responses, guys. I was afraid the answer was no... It would be a handy feature for sure. I will definitely try the other method of importing the project. Thanks again.

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