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Did you import them at Layer Size or Document Size?
Are you saying you had psd layers that were larger than your AEFX Comp and now they are permanently cropped?
Thanks for the reply!
I'm not sure, I import it as a composition, then I "Merge layer styles into footage". I was initially able to use the items that were outisde the composition area, so I assume I imported them at the correct size.
And yes, the layers that were 'larger' than the AEFX comp now seem to be permanently cropped.
I don't really understand how you imported the Photoshop document into AE. Can you elaborate? It sounds as if you may have imported with cropped layers.
One thing to do right away: turn off multiprocessing. 8 gigs may sound like a lot, but it isn't all that much in AE terms. You'll be better off not using it.
Here's the exact process I use for importing Photoshop documents into AE.
Would turning off multi processing help with the cropped layers? I'll do this when I get back to the computer.
OK, looks like when I imported the items from photoshop they were automatically trimmed to the size of the composition area. Since I haven't done the scrolling animation yet I didn't notice they were like that. Now, I'm trying to import the photoshop layers without the auto-cropping. I chose the option to "retain layer size" when choosing the photoshop file, but this doesn't help.
Ended up turning the photoshop file into about 8 seperate files, and I'm bringing the layer groups in individually so the import process doesn't chop it to bits. Still, if anybody has a solution it would save me some time in the future...
You can alter the Photoshop document's horizontal & vertical dimensions to the size of your largest layer. Then everything will fit in it.
You also have to take the dimensions of your deliverables into account: if you need to deliver a 1280x720 animation, the need for 16,000 x 9,000 layers may be overkill.