Export Comp as separate AE file?

Explorer ,
Apr 05, 2017 Apr 05, 2017

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I'm trying to create a library of animated shapes I've made, and I find it difficult to delete all the footage after every project and then save the project with all the layers that I don't necessarily need, however I do want the option to use it again for a later project.

Is there a way to export a composition as a separate After Effects file?

Please & thank you for your time.

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Kenny

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LEGEND , Apr 06, 2017 Apr 06, 2017
I find it difficult to delete all the footage after every project and then save the project with all the layers that I don't necessarily need

1. select the comp/the elements you want to keep in the project panel

2. file->dependencies->reduce project

3. save a copy

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 05, 2017 Apr 05, 2017

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Not really. You can probably find some script that consolidates everything into specific structures for easier deletion, but ultimately AE has no way of what you want to keep and what not, how specific nested comps interact, how blending modes, parenting, expressions, track mattes reference other items and so on. Too many complicated dependencies that even a complex script cannot necessarily resolve. If that's really important to you, it would be much bettter to already set up your projects with reusability in mind and structure them accordingly.

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Explorer ,
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Thank you for getting back to me, these files I made were made before a time I thought of using them again. Currently I'm making some of them in illustrator, but some have specific creations that rely on animation. Thank you again for the advice, I will keep reusability in mind.

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LEGEND ,
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I find it difficult to delete all the footage after every project and then save the project with all the layers that I don't necessarily need

1. select the comp/the elements you want to keep in the project panel

2. file->dependencies->reduce project

3. save a copy

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Apr 06, 2017 Apr 06, 2017

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Thank you so very much, this is just what I needed. *Gives you a hug across the internet*

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LEGEND ,
Apr 06, 2017 Apr 06, 2017

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You are welcome!

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Apr 07, 2021 Apr 07, 2021

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 Searching for this exact same solution. Just what I need, thanks!  

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May 23, 2021 May 23, 2021

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Thanks, perfect. 

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Jun 16, 2022 Jun 16, 2022

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Thank you so much!

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Feb 10, 2020 Feb 10, 2020

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You have NO IDEA how helpful this was!!! Thanks man!!!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 26, 2020 Mar 26, 2020

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A quick way is to use the Essential Graphics' Export MoGRT feature. Just place any property into the EGP. and export as a MoGRT file. You can then Open this MoGRT file in AE (no import support of MoGRT files; only Open). The benefit of this workflow is it is more seamless; not being as disruptive as removing stuff from your current Project Panel.

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Jan 13, 2021 Jan 13, 2021

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Hi

You can download the script on motiontill website .

its completely free for download .

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Jun 08, 2021 Jun 08, 2021

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Love you Adobe ❤️

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