Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Edit this/look at that, part of After Effects CS5.5: New Creative Techniques.
Next I would like to share with you some of the enhancements in CS5.5 that…concern compositions.…For those following along using our Creating Motion Graphics for CS5 book,…I'm in Chapter 18's example project on nesting compositions.…I've open up three comps: Ex.07-Wheel-3, Wheel-2 and Wheel-1.…For some time now After Effects has had what's referred to as edit this, look at…that behavior: the ability to look at one composition but then go edit a…different parameter.…The way this worked in previous versions is you could either lock the current…composition, then switch to a different comp and edit something, such as these…wheels' rotations, and it would update in the viewed composition. I'll undo and…turn the lock off for now.…
A version of this also exists for the Effects Controls panel. For example, I…can take this wheel, apply an effect, such as say Distort Twirl, lock the Effect Control panel,…switch back to my final composition on the chain, but still edit the Effect…Control panel for the first comp on the chain.…
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