Changed Composition Size - Scale All Layers to Match?

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Feb 04, 2017 Feb 04, 2017

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Hello,

I am trying to repurpose an After Effects file for another project. The original composition was set at 1080x720 in the AE file I received, but I had to change the size to 1920x1080 for the new project.

I've already changed the size of the composition using the "Composition Settings" but I am wondering if there is a way to scale/resize all of my layers to correspond to my new composition size of 1920x1080 without having to do a ton of repositioning. There are a lot of elements and transitions that I would like to keep, and I'm hoping I don't have to recreate too much of that.

I know I am basically moving from a 3:2 (1080x720) to a 16:9 (1920x1080) aspect ratio, so I might be out of luck here but I wanted to get thoughts of some others.

Is there a quick and semi-painless way to resize my layers to fit the new composition size, or do I have to resize each individually because the pixel ratio is different?

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LEGEND , Feb 04, 2017 Feb 04, 2017

1. select your 1080x720 composition in the project panel

2. go to file->scripts->scale composition

3. select "new comp width" and change it from 1080 to 1920 and click "scale"

4. in the composition settings change the composition height from 1280 to 1080

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LEGEND ,
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1. select your 1080x720 composition in the project panel

2. go to file->scripts->scale composition

3. select "new comp width" and change it from 1080 to 1920 and click "scale"

4. in the composition settings change the composition height from 1280 to 1080

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Thank you very much for your help!

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LEGEND ,
Feb 04, 2017 Feb 04, 2017

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You're welcome Ben!

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Dec 21, 2018 Dec 21, 2018

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Thank You!

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Oct 14, 2019 Oct 14, 2019

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Dude, thanks a lot, It worked

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Dec 03, 2019 Dec 03, 2019

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Thank you!

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Jan 03, 2020 Jan 03, 2020

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Thank you! Huge help!

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New Here ,
Feb 25, 2020 Feb 25, 2020

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When I use the script to scale a composition from HD to 4k, it appears that it worked in AE, but when I export as MOGRT to premiere pro, the canvas is now 4k but the elements are in their original HD locations. How can I scale everything to 4k without having to readjust everything? 

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Mar 18, 2020 Mar 18, 2020

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Thank you so much! You saved my life!

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May 10, 2021 May 10, 2021

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(I was going crazy... ) BIG thanks!! 

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 10, 2021 Oct 10, 2021

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This does not work anymore with After Effects 2020.

 

The scale comp is always auto jumping to 1440x1080 instead of 1920, and changing height in Comp Settings just adds more blace space.

 

This is not fixed in 2021, in need of help still.

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damn why i didn't find that earlier? you made my life easier

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bless you! It worked

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Jun 14, 2022 Jun 14, 2022

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Worked like a charm!

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Oct 04, 2022 Oct 04, 2022

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Does this alter the resolution at all? I know making a new comp to 1080 and bringing in a comp with a smaller ratio seems to compromise the resolution when I export––everything looks slightly fuzzy. 

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Apr 24, 2019 Apr 24, 2019

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 08, 2020 Apr 08, 2020

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Hi!

 

Im very new to after effects (im a graphic designer, heavy indesigner user) and ive got a similar problem to the person who started this thread. I realise its an old thread but I wondered if anyone could help. I need to resize an multi layer animation in order to repurpose it. It was originally made to be a web banner, now it needs to fit a 1920x1080 screen. I tried the fix suggested in tis thread but it doesnt seem to have worked and I cannot figure why. It looks like the actual stage has not changed. As ive said, im not the best in AE! Can anyone help?

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New Here ,
May 20, 2020 May 20, 2020

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I had a similar problem, I needed to resize the gif but keep the same overall proportions. I simply opened the original animated gif in photoshop and resized the image and hit save. 

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 19, 2020 Nov 19, 2020

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If you go to Composition in the main menu bar at the top, then Composition Settings, or command+K for mac, you can change the size of your project board.

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Community Beginner ,
May 25, 2021 May 25, 2021

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I had the same problem as the original post and this answer did not work for me either.  I found a much older thread and it was my solution.  Go to file>scripts>demo scripts instead of "scale composition."  You will probably get a warning dialogue box telling you to go to your preferences and change something to allow this.  Once you've done that you can go back to demo scripts and there is another option box that comes up.  Be sure to select scale composition (not individual layers) and from there it's self-explanatory.  

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New Here ,
Jan 29, 2021 Jan 29, 2021

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thank you SO MUCH for your answer. It was so helpful. you are a life saver

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New Here ,
May 07, 2021 May 07, 2021

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I'm doing something similar to this. I've read the solutions for using File>Scripts>Scale Composition. However, there is ONE layer within the composition that just won't scale with the rest. Any ideas as to why this might be happening?? The layer that isn't scaling is a Photoshop layer.

 

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Aug 17, 2021 Aug 17, 2021

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what a solution man, you save me a lot of time and stress, thank you!!!!!

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