5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 29, 2012 11:29 AM by Rick Gerard

    Text Changes

    13806

      I'm building an Affect Effects composition from 10 +/- psd files.


      I have 4 golf balls flying out of the sky on to the grass...looks good and works good.

       

      I want to add different text to each of the 4 balls. I put the text on the first ball, no problem.

       

      When I add the second ball and put the text on it the text on the first ball changes to the text I added to the second ball.

       

      I want different text on all 4 balls. How is this done?

       

      I will appreciate any help I can get.

       

      Thanks,

      BobB

        • 1. Re: Text Changes
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

          Sounds liek your ball is actually a pre-comp and you're changing the text in there. Consequently, this would ripple through all the instances where the same pre-comp is used. You need to duplicate the pre-comp in the project window, so it becomes a separate entity and then replace the balls with different text with those duplicates.

           

          Mylenium

          • 2. Re: Text Changes
            Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            I'm assuming you are creating the balls with CC Sphere applied to a pre-comp with a golf ball texture and a text layer. The trick is to use a different pre-comp for each of the golf balls. Everything in AE is dynamic and non destructive to the original footage. Using the same layer again and again as a texture works because all 4 balls point to the same texture. You'll just have to make sure that you have 4 copies of the texture and text layer for each of the balls.

             

            Hope that makes sense.

            • 3. Re: Text Changes
              13806 Level 1

              Thanks for the response.

               

              The balls were not created in AE but are images from the web converted to psd files, text added in PS, and brought into AE.

               

              Can a pre-comp be undone or do I have to start from the beginnng?

               

              BobB

              • 4. Re: Text Changes
                13806 Level 1

                Thanks for the response.

                 

                You are correct. Ball 1 was pre-comped. Can a pre-comp be undo or do I have to start from the beginning?

                 

                BobB

                • 5. Re: Text Changes
                  Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  Just duplicate your precomp