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  • Pipeline shortcut for replacing graphics

    Posted by Navarro Parker on June 7, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Often time I work with another FCP cutter while I do motion graphics in After Effects. What’s the easiest way for him to update all instances of one Quicktime clip for another?

    For example, I create a lower third animated background in AE that’s used 20 times in a show. I later need to make a tweak to the graphic and render a new version. How can he swap out the old graphic with the new without manually replacing it 20 times in his timeline?

    Navarro Parker replied 16 years, 1 month ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Captain Mench

    June 8, 2008 at 1:14 am

    Hmmm… in AE it is VERY easy. Command H, isn’t it?

    You could try one of the following ways…

    1) Zip the old graphic and replace the new graphic with the same name in the FINDER

    2) Select the graphics on the timeline and (hmmm… somewhere) make them offline – maybe under modify menu or the contextual menu… then, when you select them again to RECONNECT tell it to SEARCH for the file and deselect the option to search exact name. Then, just point it to the new graphic file.

    Both of those should work, though I’ve never tried it.

    Good luck,


  • Navarro Parker

    June 8, 2008 at 3:50 am

    I’ll try the Zip and replace method. Previously I was renaming old clips “old” or “kill” as he edited which turned the media offline for him. I can’t delete Quicktimes he’s using as they are marked “busy” by the system.

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