I have a transition effect built up of multiple layers, that I want to use multiple times in my project. I would like to make it more of a "module" by precomping it, then just copying that comp to where I need my transition to occur. But the effects require access to the main footage of my project (I'm using displacement map as a part of this effect). Is there a way to use set channels, or something similar, to look outside of my transition precomp, to grab the RGB data of my main project/footage?
Also, it's entirely possible I'm overlooking some other easy solution please feel free to suggest that instead
Nope, that's not possible. You have to actually duplicate the transition comp and swap out the pre-comps.
thanks for the quick response