my spelling is terrible in that last post by the way
Enable Time Remapping, then use a loopOut("cycle") expression on the pre-comp adjust the keyframes as needed
Thanks for the suggestion M,
however, that is part of my qwuestion, i don't even know where to begin this expression business... i get as far as enabling time remapping then can't even find HOW to do anything with expressions...
I guess my question might be "how do i get into the Expression User Interface" once i've enabled time remapping?
Alt-Clic on the timeremap stopwatch to enable expressions. Then in the text field, enter Myleniums loopOut("cycle") expression and it will loop your precomp.
BTW, timeremap always goes I frame after the ast frame of your precomp, so you might want to add a keyframe on the last frame before the timeremap last frame, and then delete the last frame.
Hope that helps
You can work around the expression solution but it requires more work.
Place your walk cycle into its own composition with matching duration and size. Render it out as a lossless Quicktime file, with alpha channel if necessary.
Re-import the rendered file, and in Interpret Footage set the number of loops required.
Learning the expression method will be more beneficial in the long run, but the solution above may be handy if you need a quick fix.