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Rich Campmake 2 layers into a nested comp...
by on Sep 30, 2010 at 5:48:47 am

I have 2 layers and I want to put them into their own comp and nest it in their place. how can i do this? Thanks


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Charl CaterRe: make 2 layers into a nested comp...
by on Sep 30, 2010 at 8:33:28 am

Hey Rich,

In AE this is known as 'pre-composing' - Select the layers you want to nest, hit 'Layer' in the top menu and select "Pre-compose' (all the way down, right at the bottom). Or use the shortcut Cmd-Shift-C for mac / Cntrl-Shift-C on PC.

This will move the selected layers to an intermediary comp and leave you with a new layer in it's place in your current timeline.

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Walter SoykaRe: make 2 layers into a nested comp...
by on Sep 30, 2010 at 3:04:35 pm

Sorry to duplicate your post, Charl -- I didn't see it yet when I posted mine.

Walter Soyka
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Charl CaterRe: make 2 layers into a nested comp...
by on Sep 30, 2010 at 3:14:45 pm

No worries Walter, the more the merrier :)

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Walter SoykaRe: make 2 layers into a nested comp...
by on Sep 30, 2010 at 1:00:05 pm

In After Effects, this is called precomposing. Select the two layers and press Cmd-Shift-C on a Mac, or Ctrl-Shift-C on a PC.

Walter Soyka
Principal & Designer at Keen Live
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
RenderBreak Blog - What I'm thinking when my workstation's thinking
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