You either have to copy all of the comps that are inside your main comp too (and replace them in your new main comp), or you can get the True Comp Duplicator script.
hi! thank for answer so when i copy, the comps that are inside my comp are copied. but what do you mean? i have to delete them and then copy again? maybe i will try this script...
the term would be paste and remove links.... i guess... paste comp and break links..... L
Let's say you have two compositions. Let's call them Comp A and Comp B.
Comp B is inside of Comp A.
Let's say you want a duplicate of Comp A. Let's call it Comp A2.
In your project panel, you will need to duplicate Comp A and rename it Comp A2.
Still in the project panel, you will also need to duplicate Comp B (and rename it something sensible, like Comp B2).
Inside Comp A2. Select the Comp B layer then alt-drag Comp B2 over it to replace it (or option-drag, if you're on a Mac).
Now you can change whatever you need to inside both Comp A2 and Comp B2 without worrying about changing your original comps.
By the way, you wouldn't have to mess with all of that if Comp B didn't have anything in it that needed to be changed, but I'm assuming whatever template you're working with probably needs things changed in all of the compositions.
ok thanks! I have to try this....
Another way to do this is to select the comp that is the root of the comp network you want to duplicate (i.e. the comp that contains all the other comps), reduce the project (File->Dependencies->Reduce Project) save a temporary project file, re-open your original project, and import the temporary project file. This will give you a duplicate of the comp network, without having to do a bunch of source-replacing. You can then consolidate footage to clean up any duplicate footage items.
hi! thanks, I managed to do this! Ctrl D and Alt drag all of the stuff! so ewerything had to be duplicated... Alt Drag was a bit weird, sometimes it was not possible to drag on top of old stuff. dont know why.
Glad you got it working!