Precomp question: when I create a precomp out of several layers, the new comp has the same dimensions as the parent comp. often this crops some of the layers that existed in the work area outside the canvas. Is there a way to set the new comp size to the size of the layers combined (like when you group stuff in photoshop, you get the width and height of the group)? This would save a ton of time
Easiest thing to do is just collapse transformations.
I'm sure it could be done with some script. Other than that use collapsed transformations where possible as Rick suggested.