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  • How to create a master comp with different multiple comps

  • Samik Pal

    September 11, 2020 at 12:04 am

    Hello experts,

    I have newly started using after effects and I am trying to create a compositions which would contain multiple compositions. I can’t seem to figure out how to do that.

    To elaborate, let’s suppose I have made four different aep projects (eg. Anim1, Anim2, Anim3, Anim4) of same width and height 1280×720 px and 30 fps each 3 seconds in long. Each of them contains keyframe animations.

    Now I have created a separate comp (e.g. master) of 1280 x 720 px containing 4 grids of 320×180 px each 30 fps and 3 seconds in duration.

    I desire to bring in all 4 projects into master and resize them to the grid so that it looks like all 4 animations are visible from one single composition.

    Is it possible in after effects? How do I split separate comps into the desired grid length,height and position?

    If someone can please point me to the correct direction would be great.

    Thank you in advance.

  • Hope Holmesby

    September 11, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    render all animations 1-4, import into master project, they will be 4 layers in the one comp. resize them to be the desired format : like this one would guess from the description

  • Brendon Murphy

    September 11, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    Drag all 4 precomps into the master comp. With snapping enabled, use the pan-behind tool (y key) to drag each layer’s anchor point to a different corner of the comp. Scale all layers to 50%. Here’s the end result:

  • Hope Holmesby

    September 11, 2020 at 11:24 pm

    hi Brendon
    why do you put the anchor point at the corners of each like above?

  • Brendon Murphy

    September 12, 2020 at 4:56 am

    It’s a quick way to make sure the precomps land in the exact right place without needing to tweak the position.

  • Hope Holmesby

    September 12, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    ok, so you just drag them in and the anchor point makes it go to that place…nice…

    oh, because you have snapping enabled…ok…smart, thank you.

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