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Arie Stavchansky
Possible to precompose maintaining layer size?
on Feb 13, 2010 at 8:40:54 pm

Hi There,

I'm curious if anybody out there knows if it's possible to precomp any given layer so that the dimensions of the newly created composition match that of the extents of the layer rather than the parent composition dimensions.

Is there a native setting in AE that I can switch on, or perhaps a script that does this?

Thanks for your time and help!

-Arie



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Dave LaRonde
Re: Possible to precompose maintaining layer size?
on Feb 15, 2010 at 4:46:00 pm

Not knowing anything about the details of your project, would it be helpful to simply drag the footage file in question onto the Make Comp icon at the bottom of the project window, resulting in a comp whose H&V dimensions, pixel aspect ratio, frame rate and duration precisely match the footage?

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Arie Stavchansky
Re: Possible to precompose maintaining layer size?
on Feb 16, 2010 at 4:12:58 pm

Thanks for the reply, and for the advice. I want to quickly make a dimension fitting pre-comp while I'm in the timeline, it's more of a work flow issue. I wish Adobe would just put an option in the pre-comp dialog that pops up when you create a pre-comp from layers in the timeline. Something like: "make dimensions of comp match extents of layers" or something to that effect.



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Dave LaRonde
Re: Possible to precompose maintaining layer size?
on Feb 16, 2010 at 4:17:45 pm

Sounds like a Feature Request to me!
https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform

Just remember that you can precompose all sorts of layers of all sorts of sizes, including audio-only layers, which don't HAVE a size to speak of. So it's not as straightforward a thing as you may think.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Arie Stavchansky
Re: Possible to precompose maintaining layer size?
on Feb 16, 2010 at 4:31:26 pm

Thanks for the link. Just submitted the feature request. I do think it would be a useful option for a user, even if layers that don't have any spatial data are included in the precomp.



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Jimmy Brunger
Re: Possible to precompose maintaining layer size?
on Nov 9, 2010 at 1:10:11 pm

I also sent a feature request for this one....fingers crossed we get it soon.

Pre-comping, adjusting ROI to fit biggest layer, then going back into parent comp to re-position back into place is not the most elegant of workflows eh! I'm prepping a giant AI file into easily workable groups of animatable layers at the mo and it would save me ALOT of time!


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antonio alucema
Re: Possible to precompose maintaining layer size?
on Mar 11, 2013 at 6:39:35 pm

Have you tried this yet?

http://aescripts.com/pt_cropprecomps/

tonio


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