Duplicate dynamically linked compositions in AE, give them appropriate names, make changes you want.
Replace original dynamically linked compositions in your Sequence 2 with newly built ones.
Thanks for the response and help.
I don't get the part where you replace the DL clip back in Pr. I thought it was one way - If i have a clip in a sequence that is pointed to a comp in AE, how to I replace that DL with a different AE comp once I'm back in Pr? I'm always really skittish with the DL workflow since I get worried that I will break the link at some point and lose my connection.
Separately, do you rename the comps in AE and/or Pr to keep them organized, or do you typically leave them as "Project Name Linked Comp xx/AE Proj" Again, I'm worried that renaming will break links.
how to I replace that DL with a different AE comp once I'm back in Pr?
Right click>Replace with Clip...
I'm piecing it together. After duplicating the Comp in AE and doing my changes, I have to go to Pr>File>Adobe Dynamic Link>Import After Effects Composition, then navigate and find it, import it and then do the Replace with Clip. I was missing the step about how to get the duplicated comp back into Pr...Thank you for the help.
There is more than one way to do what you want, but the 'Replace with Clip...' method requires the fewest steps.
But I still need to get my duplicated comp from AE back into Pr, right? How do I do a "Replace with Clip" without the import step?
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Duplicating your original dynamically linked comps within AE simulates the first step of building Dynamic Links when you start from AE. Then you need to import those comps into PrPro.
Apart from choosing 'Replace With Clip' you may hold down Alt/Opt key and drag and drop your new comp from Project panel or Source Monitor over targeted one in the timeline.
Regard to renaming, you are free to do that.
Personally I always give Dynamically Linked comps meaning names.
There are three opportunities to rename the DL comps/names - can you tell me where you do this that won't break the connection? (or will it never break after renaming in both programs) I have been doing my own testing, but sometimes I find the DL connection hit-or-miss.
1. After initialting DL from Pr, the AE comp will have the generic name
2. In the Project panel in Pr, the DL will have the generic name
3. In the timeline in Pr, the clip will have the generic name
Thank you again.
For me it never breaks Dynamic Links.
What is more, those three opportunities are not three opportunities in general.
Renaming a composition within AE does not automatically rename dynamically linked asset in PrPro. That renaming has influence over particular composition name within AE project.
In PrPro you also have generic naming issue (or feature).
Renaming asset in the timeline does not automatically rename it in Project panel.
Renaming asset in Project panel does not automatically rename a clip in the timeline.