Nesting and animating a precomp


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Nesting and animating a precomp

Chris Meyer: I've created this special extra wide composition with eight copies of this Muybridge sequence aligned and distributed across the comp. Now I need to create my final composite that will include this as an element. I'll select my Comps folder to make sure any new comps get sorted into that folder. Go to New Composition and remember it's my previous settings, but in this case, I need my final comp just to be standard definition DV size. So I'll select that preset, which automatically selects my Width, Height, Aspect Ratio, and Frame Rate.

This is my old duration of 10 seconds, but let's say I know I need this final comp to only be 6 seconds long. Finally, I'll give it a name that make sense like Figures Main and click OK. There's a couple of ways of including or nesting this composition I've created into my main or final composition. One way is to treat it just like footage. You can go ahead and drag it into the Comp panel, drag it on to the Timel...

Nesting and animating a precomp
Video duration: 3m 33s 2h 25m Intermediate Updated Nov 29, 2012

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Nesting and animating a precomp 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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