Thanks for your reponse. Based on your advice, I renamed all the "Main" comps of my 10 AE files as per chapter numbers they were meant for, like main_part_one, main_part_two, main_part_three etc.
Tried to create the dynamic link in Premiere again but to my disappointment, it is still bringing in the same "main_part_ten" comp no matter which AE project I pick from my hard drive.
The 2 screen shots reveal that when I picked "intro_part_1.ae" or "intro_part_2.ae", contrary to my expectation, the "composition" pane on right is still showing "Main_part_ten" as the available comp whereas it should have been Main_part_one" and "Main_part_two" respectively.
Do you think it could be something else?
Jim Simon wrote:
And don't use any numbers for that file name either.
The short answer here is just don't use numbers for anything.
I gotta' ask, Jim. What's your reason for this? I use numbers all the time. I do multiple versioning of spots and projects, and everything ends with 01, 02, etc, so they'll alphanumerically sort in Project windows and Finder views. Using "one" and "two" messes up sorting.
When I send multiple versions of mp4 to clients, I tell them that the current version is always the highest number. Avoids a lot of confusion.
And BTW, a tip for alphanumerically sorting is to use leading zeroes: 001, 002, etc., because some applications look at the first digit, and you can end up with sorts that are : 1, 10, 11... 7, 70, 71, and so on.
Is this a Windows thing? Because Macs have no problems that I've seen from using numbers in file names.