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Brian Altman
Replace Composition w/ another Comp
on Jan 21, 2010 at 7:31:54 pm

Is there a way to replace a comp with another comp in your time line just like you can replace footage with other footage?


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Rob Dahl
Re: Replace Composition w/ another Comp
on Jan 21, 2010 at 8:37:12 pm

You can hold the alt key (on a pc) and click and drag the comp from the Project list down onto and on-top-of an existing comp in the timeline. The new comp will replace the old one.

If the old comp is using a mask from the next layer, turn it off first. Otherwise you will replace the masking layer.

Hope this helps.

Rob Dahl
Transparent Alchemy
Boulder City, NV 89005
http://www.transparentalchemy.com


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Brian Altman
Re: Replace Composition w/ another Comp
on Jan 21, 2010 at 9:34:36 pm

They replace footage command doesn't work for replacing an actual composition with another...but the holding option and dragging works perfectly.

It's amazing how long one can go without knowing a simple shortcut like that!


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Mihai Căulea
Re: Replace Composition w/ another Comp
on Apr 10, 2013 at 6:42:09 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you! You saved me!


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Braeden Tyma
Re: Replace Composition w/ another Comp
on Oct 23, 2014 at 3:28:23 pm

Three years later and this just saved me a ton of time. Thanks!


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Linus Kraemer
Re: Replace Composition w/ another Comp
on Aug 16, 2018 at 10:47:08 am

sorry meant this to come at the bottom of the thread....

I need to do something similar to this but want to replace a composition with another composition all from the project panel. Pretty sure there's no way of doing this using the standard after effects tools so I wonder if there's a script to do it.

The reason I need this is I have a composition that's used 10 times in my project and I want to replace it with a new composition. And I have to do this a lot of times so the long ways of doing it aren't ideal!

Anyone know of a script or some other way of doing it??


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