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Ordinarily, a layer's effects are applied before its transforms. When you collapse transformations on a layer, the effects on that comp layer get applied
the transforms, because the transforms in the current comp are being combined with the transforms inside the nested comp. I'd recommend using Time Remapping instead of the Time Warp effect in this case.
Can time remapping adjust the speed of a layer, though? I was under the impression it just moved the start time up or down.
Thanks for the help,
Time remapping allows you to set keyframes to control the speed of a footage layer. You can add or remove keyframes, or adjust their interpolation to achieve varied results. A powerful tool.
As an additional workaround, you may also simply want to add yet another level of nesting. It surely inflates your project with additional comps, but it's no problem to use effects in a pre-comp, have that pre-comp in another sub-comp and only that sub-comp is collapsed from the top parent compm, but not the initial source comp with the Timewarp...
The problem, as I read it, is that Gabriel wants to retime a comp AND have that comp's contents' transforms show up in the main comp. There's no way to do that with the Time Warp effect.
And, Gabriel, Time Remap can adjust the speed of a layer, it just does so implicitly. You can't set the speed explicitly over time (i.e. as a percentage of the original playback speed), like you can with Time Warp, but by animating the Time Remap property, you do modify the speed of playback.
Another option is Time Stretch, but it can't be animated. It's one value for the whole layer.
Yup, you got it Aaron.
Thanks for all the help, everyone. I'll play with Time Remap further and give that a try.