Property links vs Relative property links

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Jul 09, 2015 Jul 09, 2015

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Now that "copy with relative property links" is available, in what case would you find using just "copy with property links" beneficial. Wouldn't the relative copy work just the same in all cases?

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Jul 09, 2015 Jul 09, 2015

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I think an example works best to show this.

Lets say you have CompA that contains LayerA and LayerB, and CompB with LayerA and LayerB.

If you use the "Copy with property links" to grab the position of CompA/LayerA and paste it onto CompB/LayerB it will link to CompA/LayerA.  Its an absolute link.

If you use "Copy with relative property links" to grab the position of CompA/LayerA and paste it onto CompB/LayerB - it will instead link to CompB/LayerA.  Its relative to the comp you are pasting it in so it will look for a layer called LayerA within the current comp, and return an error if one does not exist.  If you look at the expression it writes, you will see it reference "thisComp" rather than the name of the original comp you copied from.

Make sense?

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Thank you!

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