Un-Precompose?

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Nov 26, 2016 Nov 26, 2016

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Is there a way to take a precomp and eliminate it and simultaneously move all the elements within it up stream to the parent composition while maintaining all keyframe data?

Funny enough, I've never had to do this until now, but another way to ask this is: can one simply move items out of a precomp into its parent?

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 27, 2016 Nov 27, 2016
Depending on how complex your nested (pre-comp) is you may be able to just select all of the layers in the nested comp, copy them, then paste in the new comp. You'll have to pay attention the the position of the CTI. Otherwise, invest in the script.

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Nov 26, 2016 Nov 26, 2016

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 06, 2022 Mar 06, 2022

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Yeah, $29.95 for a function that ought to be a default feature in After Effects. No thank you.

 

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Mar 11, 2022 Mar 11, 2022

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Yeah, I con't believe in addition to the already expensive software, you havce to buy a simpy and necessary feature that should already be in there.

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May 12, 2022 May 12, 2022

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the $29.99 is just a suggested price, you can pay $1 or download it for free if you like

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Nov 27, 2016 Nov 27, 2016

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Depending on how complex your nested (pre-comp) is you may be able to just select all of the layers in the nested comp, copy them, then paste in the new comp. You'll have to pay attention the the position of the CTI. Otherwise, invest in the script.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 06, 2022 Mar 06, 2022

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Well, since all of the layers in the original collapsed into a single layer called a precomp, I can't open the layers because they don't exist anymore. Unless there's a secret trick you're holding back

 

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Mar 28, 2022 Mar 28, 2022

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If you double click the precomp it will open a seperate composistion containing all the layers.
from there you can copy them and paste them into the original comp, hope this helps

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Nov 27, 2016 Nov 27, 2016

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If you do just copy/paste keep in mind that AE pastes layers in the order that they were selected.  So make sure to select them top to bottom.

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