I can't see enough of your timeline to tell. Please highlight layers and questions and read veal all of their properties. What happens if you turn off the visibility of the precomposed or nested layer?
A flowchart may also help us figure out what is going on if you make some marks on the flowchart so we can tell what layers you're talking about.
Hey Rick, I guess a view of the timeline would be helpful wouldn't it . When I turn off the visibility of the nested layers, they turn off as expected.
Here's a shot of the pre-comp with all of its properties revealed.
And here's a shot of the main comp that I'm dropping it into.
Something I'm noticing now that I didn't before is the dashes in the quality/sampling and motion blur boxes on my pre-comp layer when it's in my main comp.
I've actually started going through and fixing these by deleting the nested comps out and re-inserting/animating them. Not an ideal solution though. I'd really like to solve this.
I figured this out:
I had my nested layers (my pre-comps) set to continuously rasterize. This was causing my problem. I'm not sure if the fact that they contained raster images mattered, but for whatever reason, the continuously rasterize setting was causing them to behave strangely.