1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 4, 2015 1:33 PM by Rick Gerard

    Replacing footage/graphics/text with something else?

    StanWelks Level 1

      Is there an easy way to swap out a graphic, video or text that is already in the timeline so that any effects and key framing can be applied to a new item the same way that it was previously Applied?

        • 1. Re: Replacing footage/graphics/text with something else?
          Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          This is basic AE that  everybody should know. If you type replace footage in the search help field at the top of AE will get a step-by-step. Just because it's the Fourth of July I'll give it to you here. Select the layer in the timeline you want to replace. Select the new replacement footage in the project panel. Hold down the alt/option key and drag the replacement footage from the project panel to the timeline.


          Because text layers do not show up in the project panel, you cannot replace footage with text. You can however put a text layer in new comp and then  alt/option drag that new comp into the timeline.