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  • Can you zoom past 800% in comp window?

     Chris Orcfilm updated 1 month ago 3 Members · 3 Posts
  • Anthony Sneed

    April 29, 2020 at 7:04 am

    I’ve always wanted to know if you could zoom in past 800% in the comp window. I see that there are more options such as 1600%, 3200% 6400% but they’re greyed out. Anyone know how to access these?

    I’ve uploaded a pic of what it looks like for me.

  • Walter Soyka

    April 29, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    The zoom level is dependent on the size of the comp. Larger comps cannot be zoomed as much as smaller ones.

    There’s probably a maximum size for the CompSize * Zoom; it seems to be 32,000 pixels in any one dimension. (In other words, you can do a comp 7999 pixels wide at 400%, but not a comp 8000 pixels wide).

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  • Chris Orcfilm

    May 22, 2022 at 3:09 am

    I know this is an old thread but in case anyone still has this issue, especially as we have to deal with higher and higher resolutions, depending on the complexity of your comp, try this:

    1) File > Scripts > Scale Composition.jsx

    2) Chose New Scale factor of .5 (or .25) [Scale]

    Now you should be able to zoom in farther. When done, repeat Steps 1-2 but choose a scale factor of 2.0 (or 4.0) to reverse everything.

    Hope this helps!

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