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Make a duplicated composition unique???

Aug 9, 2011 6:47 PM

Hi a Quick question, if I have a composition and when i duplicate it in the timeline can I make that a unique composition or do i have to go to the project tab and duplicate it there then copy and paste all animation and effects from the original composition, that gets kind of time consuming if I have many composition inside every composition.

 

thanks in advance.

 
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    Aug 9, 2011 6:48 PM   in reply to Patan77xD

    If you duplicate in the Timeline panel, you're duplicating the layer, and both the new and old one point to the same footage item (the footage item in this case being a composition).

     

    If you duplicate in the Project panel, you're duplicating the footage item (in this case a composition).

     
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    Aug 10, 2011 4:25 AM   in reply to Patan77xD

    There's a script at AEScripts.com called True Comp Duplicator that might be what you're looking for.

     
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    Aug 10, 2011 11:28 AM   in reply to TheFosterHouse

    True Comp Duplicator is excellent. Well worth the price.

     
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    May 7, 2012 11:00 AM   in reply to TheFosterHouse

    I'm also looking for this functionality, but can someone confirm:

     

    if I duplicate a nested hierarchy using True Comp Duplicator, does the duplicate structure become truly unique? in other words, if I go in and change part(s) of the duplicated subcomps, will the original remain unchanged?

     

    cheers

     

    LML

     
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