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Reconnecting a renamed PSD

Feb 4, 2013 8:51 PM

I've imported a layered PSD as a comp. The linked PSD has been renamed. After Effects says it can't find any layers.


If the PSD was named the same, but moved to a different directory, AE would auto-find all the other missing layers once I succesfully re-linked one layer.


However, if I change the name of the PSD, AE gets all dumb. I reconnect one layer, but it's not smart enough to update the rest of the missing layers. (Even tho the structure of the PSD hasn't changed one bit). I have to relink each and every flippin' layer.


Is there a better way around this — whereby I can rename a PSD without having to relink each layer? (which can be hundreds!)

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    Oct 23, 2012 1:21 PM   in reply to Navarro Parker

    The best option is to restore the original name for the file. If you're using versions then add the version number to the original file and keep the same file name for production.

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    Oct 23, 2012 1:30 PM   in reply to Navarro Parker

    Just double-click the missing file in the Project panel, and AE will

    ask you to locate the missing file. All layers should reconnect

    automatically. New PSD layers that weren't imported originally will

    not be imported, though, you'll need to to that manually.

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