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How to Pre-compose/group layers the are wider than my composition?

Explorer ,
Apr 07, 2023 Apr 07, 2023

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I'm trying to group together multiple objects but together their width is wider than my composition so when I Pre-compose it slices off the sides of my grouping. How can I group these objects that as a whole are wider than my composition?

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Community Expert , Apr 07, 2023 Apr 07, 2023

One option is to enable the "Collapse Transformations" Switch for the nested Comp, allowing Layers outside of the visible area of the nested (upstream) Comp to be seen in the containing (downstream) Comp.

 

Collapse Transformations Switch enabled for nested CompCollapse Transformations Switch enabled for nested Comp

 

 

For more on this option, go to https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/precomposing-nesting-pre-rendering.html and scroll down to "Render order and collapsing transformations".

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LEGEND ,
Apr 07, 2023 Apr 07, 2023

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You have to adjust the comp size of the pre-composition after the fact most of the time. AE's pre-compose logic is simply not smart enough to deal with this scenario. I believe there is a script that can help on AEScripts.com, so check the site.

 

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One option is to enable the "Collapse Transformations" Switch for the nested Comp, allowing Layers outside of the visible area of the nested (upstream) Comp to be seen in the containing (downstream) Comp.

 

Collapse Transformations Switch enabled for nested CompCollapse Transformations Switch enabled for nested Comp

 

 

For more on this option, go to https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/precomposing-nesting-pre-rendering.html and scroll down to "Render order and collapsing transformations".

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