I have an animation where there are 5 symbols that all animation the same on different areas of the stage and at different times, is there method of creating this animation on one symbol and applying it to the other 4 comps. The animation is simple, just a fade in on an icon and some text but I need to update this easily at the client request. Basically I'm looking for a smart object type method for AE.
SAve an animation preset or use a pre-comp.
As Mylenium says.
Also, you can use property links.