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kamel labiad
Reference a layer or comp without duplicating it
on May 29, 2018 at 1:27:33 am

Hi
is there a way to reference a comp or layer without duplicating it? I mean I want to put an adjustment layer and that adjustment layer will act as a comp or a layer I reference in that same comp

thank you


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Kalleheikki Kannisto
Re: Reference a layer or comp without duplicating it
on May 31, 2018 at 5:30:24 pm

More information needed... what is it are you trying to accomplish? Sounds like this might be something that should be done with a precomp that is used in more than one comp, but that is hard to tell without knowing the desired end result.

Kalleheikki Kannisto
Senior Graphic Designer


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kamel labiad
Re: Reference a layer or comp without duplicating it
on May 31, 2018 at 6:38:17 pm

actually, it will behave exactly like pre-comp but instead of doing that I want to have (for example) an effect I drag on solid and then reference a comp and it shows the content of that comp, I am actually trying to find a simpler way to make chromatic abortion without duplicating the comp


thank you


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Kalleheikki Kannisto
Re: Reference a layer or comp without duplicating it
on Jun 2, 2018 at 1:47:03 pm

Plugins make life simpler:

https://aescripts.com/efx-chromatic-aberration/

Or maybe this:







Kalleheikki Kannisto
Senior Graphic Designer


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kamel labiad
Re: Reference a layer or comp without duplicating it
on Jun 2, 2018 at 3:36:41 pm

I have seen this one before, but I am still looking how to reference a comp
thank you


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Kalleheikki Kannisto
Re: Reference a layer or comp without duplicating it
on Jun 3, 2018 at 9:11:11 am

You can blend another layer with the current one with Blend effect.

Kalleheikki Kannisto
Senior Graphic Designer


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kamel labiad
Re: Reference a layer or comp without duplicating it
on Jun 3, 2018 at 3:58:41 pm

what that has to do with referencing a comp?


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Griffin Englander
Re: Reference a layer or comp without duplicating it
on Jun 4, 2018 at 6:38:36 am

If you're already creating another layer to reference it, what's so wrong with using a copy of the pre-comp?


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kamel labiad
Re: Reference a layer or comp without duplicating it
on Jun 4, 2018 at 9:03:27 am

because the effect cannot be templated that way, it would require extra manual steps


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