7 Replies Latest reply: Aug 10, 2011 8:38 PM by the_wine_snob RSS

    Renaming A Sequence

    Toomany3 Community Member

      If I have embedded sequences and I rename one of them, I see it change in the project panel, but wherever it's nested it retains the old name.  How can I get it to propagate the name change wherever it's used in the project sequences?

       

      I know I can rename the sequence on the timeline, but why can't I rename it once in the project panel and have it spread its new name wherever used?

        • 1. Re: Renaming A Sequence
          the_wine_snob CommunityMVP

          Historically, Renaming has had two "faces." If one has not used the Asset yet, a Rename in the Project Panel will apply to all uses later on. However, if an Asset has been used, say a Clip, or a Nested Sequence, Renaming in the Project Panel will ONLY apply to future uses, and previous uses retain the original name. Now, one could then manually Rename those Assets, that have been used, but the Rename did not affect them. My guess is that this is what you are referring to. If so, it all depends on the timing of the Rename, and whether the Asset(s) had been used yet.

           

          Good luck,

           

          Hunt

          • 2. Re: Renaming A Sequence
            Toomany3 Community Member

            Yes, that's what I'm referring to.

             

            So after it's nested in other sequences, the only way to change the name as it sits on the timeline is to manually rename it by right-clicking the nested sequence > Rename?

             

            Bummer.

            • 3. Re: Renaming A Sequence
              the_wine_snob CommunityMVP

              Yes, if history holds. I have not read of, nor encountered a functional change to that behavior, but perhaps something neat has been added. If so, I have not found it.

               

              Good luck,

               

              Hunt

              • 4. Re: Renaming A Sequence
                cmbrougham Community Member

                I know I can rename the sequence on the timeline, but why can't I rename it once in the project panel and have it spread its new name wherever used?

                 

                C'mon, man--get outta my head

                 

                Seriously, this is a MAJOR gripe of mine--that, and we don't have the option of naming a nested sequence when we create it with the Nest command. Double those up and you've a big ol' slice of unorganized pie. I've obviously made feature requests to this end... and you should too!

                 

                Present workaround for this issue: after renaming the sequence in the bin, I Alt+Shift drag the renamed instance to the originally-named instance. This replaces that nested sequence, match framing it, and changing the name--actually, that's all that changes. You can use the little locator dropdown in the info area of the Project panel to quickly navigate to any instance of that sequence that is already in use. It ain't perfect, but it makes things a little bit better.

                • 5. Re: Renaming A Sequence
                  Colin Brougham Community Member

                  Hrm... apparently, my alter ego decided to run amok.

                   

                  He did offer some brilliant advice, though...

                  • 6. Re: Renaming A Sequence
                    the_wine_snob CommunityMVP

                    Colin,

                     

                    Put the mouse down, and go look in the mirror. Who do you see?

                     

                    Hunt

                    • 7. Re: Renaming A Sequence
                      the_wine_snob CommunityMVP

                      I do not need Nested Sequences all that often, but I have butted up against this for some years, and have filed the Feature Requests, to make a Rename retro-active to any use of an Asset. I probably see it most often with Titles, and other graphics, and hate having to go into the Sequences, and manually Rename.

                       

                      Hunt

                       

                      PS - that alter-ego DOES have good comments. Maybe we keep him around?