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A pre-comp is a comp created from layers you select in a composition and then pre-compose. Sometimes this is necessary to re-arrange the render order of elements so that you can accomplish different things.
A nested comp is a composition that is placed in another comp. The only difference between a nested comp and a pre-comp is that the nested comp is placed from the project window and a pre-comp is created from within a composition. The function is exactly the same.
so there is no difference between them
"The function is exactly the same "
this is what I was really need to know it
thanks again Rick
I bow to Trish Meyer's explanation:
Precomposing is a deliberately designed workflow enhancement.
Nesting is done on the fly, as needed.
I tend to think of precomposing in terms of whether or not I can pre-render the elelmetns and bring them back in as a movie.
I tend to think of nesting as gathering elements and layers for convenience, organization, or to apply adjustment layer-type effects.
Well, to be slightly pedantic, precomposing is a means of nesting. Nesting simply refers to placing one comp inside another to serve as a layer. Precomposing allows you to create a nested comp layer from one or more layers.
It's the same thing.
Yes, yes, yes. Patience, gentlemen.
That answer was already offered, "the same." It's like using an adjustment layer or precomposing and applying the effect to the nest. Sorry, bad analogy, doesn't really work. Forget that, and forget the comfy chair.
All i was trying to say was that if you th ink about the needs of your project, you can think of how you build your nests. If you can do that, you can name them things that make sense instead of precomp1 or nest 1.
Hey, I said I was being pedantic, didn't I?