Navigating composition hierarchies


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Navigating composition hierarchies

Chris Meyer: Once you've build a complex hierarchy of compositions, the challenge of course is how do you navigate between those comps and how do you see how they are interconnected. If you already know what comps are connected together, of course, you can just click on their tabs along the top of the timeline panel to quickly jump between them. You can also use the popup at the top of the Composition panel to also jump quickly to individual comps. However, if you haven't open up a project in a while or you've been handed a project from somebody else or it's just very late at night, you might forget how layers are interconnected.

Throughout this lesson you probably have seen us use the composition mini-flowchart. If we have either of the Composition or Timeline panels open and just briefly tap the Shift key, this little flowchart will pop up right where our cursor is. It will start with the composition we currently have open, Locations Main, and shows what flows into and o...

Navigating composition hierarchies
Video duration: 4m 28s 2h 25m Intermediate Updated Nov 29, 2012

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Navigating composition hierarchies provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 08: Nesting and Precomposing

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Video
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After Effects
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