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Tripo Vukovic
How to pre-compose layers but KEEP their color modes?
on Dec 7, 2009 at 11:18:50 am

Hello, simple question really. I need to pre-comp a bunch of layers that all have different color modes, but when I pre-comp it, I only have the option to change them all to one color mode.

How can I bypass this?

Thanks


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alex dinnin
Re: How to pre-compose layers but KEEP their color modes?
on Dec 7, 2009 at 11:23:05 am

There is a little button in the time line window inbetween the shy layer switch and the quality switch.. it looks like a sun...it's called collapse transformations

click that on your pre comp.. that should do the trick

Alex



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Tripo Vukovic
Re: How to pre-compose layers but KEEP their color modes?
on Dec 7, 2009 at 11:28:03 am

Hey man, thanks a LOT for the quick and correct answer. I can't believe I didn't know what that button was for :P


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alex dinnin
Re: How to pre-compose layers but KEEP their color modes?
on Dec 7, 2009 at 11:30:35 am

It's really useful..

I think it's main use.. is for when you have a complicated 3d composition.. you can than bring it in to another comp.. click that button.. and it keeps it 3d form..

cheers

Alex



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Michael Szalapski
Re: How to pre-compose layers but KEEP their color modes?
on Dec 7, 2009 at 1:56:47 pm

It's also quite useful for Illustrator files in AE. Clicking that button on an Illustrator file causes it to continuously rasterize. Meaning that, when you scale it up, it doesn't matter how far, it will always look crisp and beautiful, the way vector was intended.

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