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Duplicate Parent and Children set

Community Beginner ,
Jul 03, 2024 Jul 03, 2024

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A bit of background:
I have 10 compositions that contain 5 text layers each (I will call these comps 'sub comps'). The content of each comp varies, but the text layers are the same in each sub comp. I have 'pickwhipped' the 'source text' parameter of each text layer to another text layer inside of a 'Master' comp, and now changing the source text in the master comp automatically reflect changes in the sub comps. 

This is all well and good, but let's say that I want to duplicate this little system, WITHOUT having to re-pickwhip all text layers to a new master comp? In other words, when duplicating the sub comps they will remain linked to the first Master page and not a new Master page. 

What I would like to do is duplicate the 10 sub comps and have them link to a new duplicated Master page. 

Is there a way to achieve this?

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Explorer , Jul 03, 2024 Jul 03, 2024

I may be misunderstanding but would every motion graphics artists best friend help here? - True Comp Duplicator. This plugin duplicates the comps and its children so they are seperate instances rather than references to the original comps or pre comps.

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New Here ,
Jul 03, 2024 Jul 03, 2024

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Just trying to understand your requirements. To simplify things a bit, let's say you have 2 comps or layers parented to each other, let's call them P and (where p is P's child). 
What you are trying to do is duplicate P and p so that you get P1 and p1 (where p1 is P1's child as opposed to being P's child)?
Is that correct?

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 03, 2024 Jul 03, 2024

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Exactly, so that when I duplicate a 'set' of parents and children, I get a new set of parents and children with the same relative (to each other) parenting structure. 

Does anyone know how to get this done?

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Valorous Hero ,
Jul 03, 2024 Jul 03, 2024

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Based on my reasonable understanding of what you wrote and what @mujit87920273 wrote, there seems to be a huge difference and yet you said he wrote exactly what you meant.  😄

Based on what you wrote here - "In other words, when duplicating the sub comps they will remain linked to the first Master page and not a new Master page. "

In the Project Panel, you can drag one of the original subComps onto the newly duplicated subcomps. This overrides the duplicated sub-comps' hierarchy; essentially orphans it/them from their Parent-Child Composition hierarchy. And since the original subComps have their own Parent-Child Composition Hierarchy, this relationship is retained.

FWIW, when referring to comps via their Parent-Child structures, a Parent Comp is the originating Comp. And a Child Comp is a Parent Comp that is nested into another Comp. The Parent Comp is always the initial/originating Comp since it will be awkward to have a Child Comp creating a Parent Comp - this is contrary to expected Parent-Child relationships. The Parent Comp always brings forth, leads to a Child Comp and cannot be the other way.


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I may be misunderstanding but would every motion graphics artists best friend help here? - True Comp Duplicator. This plugin duplicates the comps and its children so they are seperate instances rather than references to the original comps or pre comps.

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