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Dan TurnerHide selected layers of subcomps
by on Jan 9, 2017 at 8:31:57 pm

Hi all, I have an issue I'd like to find a smart way to get around.

I have a bunch of comps comprising of 3 layers of elements.
These are embedded and time remapped in a master comp, but I'd like to have 3 instances of the embedded comp, each showing only a particular layer number (for placing behind an object).

So currently I have:

Master Comp:
- Embed Comp (Time Remap applied)
-- Element Comp A
--- Layer 1
--- Layer 2
--- Layer 3
-- Element Comp B
--- Layer 1
--- Layer 2
--- Layer 3
etc (apologies not sure how to outline comp stacking)

And I would like:

Master Comp:
- Embed Comp 1 (Time Remap applied)
-- Element Comp A
--- Layer 1
-- Element Comp B
--- Layer 1
- Embed Comp 1 (Time Remap applied) (Duplicated from above)
-- Element Comp A
--- Layer 2
-- Element Comp B
--- Layer 2

If that makes sense - so the embedded comps only show a selected layer number from the preComp.

I can duplicate all of the Element Comps with only 1 layer each, but it's a huge amount of manual work, so hoping there's an elegant fix for this.

Many thanks!
Dan


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