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Hello,

I am trying to repurpose an After Effects file for another project. The original composition was set at 1080x720 in the AE file I received, but I had to change the size to 1920x1080 for the new project.

I've already changed the size of the composition using the "Composition Settings" but I am wondering if there is a way to scale/resize all of my layers to correspond to my new composition size of 1920x1080 without having to do a ton of repositioning. There are a lot of elements and transitions that I would like to keep, and I'm hoping I don't have to recreate too much of that.

I know I am basically moving from a 3:2 (1080x720) to a 16:9 (1920x1080) aspect ratio, so I might be out of luck here but I wanted to get thoughts of some others.

Is there a quick and semi-painless way to resize my layers to fit the new composition size, or do I have to resize each individually because the pixel ratio is different?

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1. select your 1080x720 composition in the project panel

2. go to file->scripts->scale composition

3. select "new comp width" and change it from 1080 to 1920 and click "scale"

4. in the composition settings change the composition height from 1280 to 1080

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Changed Composition Size - Scale All Layers to Match?

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Hello,

I am trying to repurpose an After Effects file for another project. The original composition was set at 1080x720 in the AE file I received, but I had to change the size to 1920x1080 for the new project.

I've already changed the size of the composition using the "Composition Settings" but I am wondering if there is a way to scale/resize all of my layers to correspond to my new composition size of 1920x1080 without having to do a ton of repositioning. There are a lot of elements and transitions that I would like to keep, and I'm hoping I don't have to recreate too much of that.

I know I am basically moving from a 3:2 (1080x720) to a 16:9 (1920x1080) aspect ratio, so I might be out of luck here but I wanted to get thoughts of some others.

Is there a quick and semi-painless way to resize my layers to fit the new composition size, or do I have to resize each individually because the pixel ratio is different?

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Correct answer by Roei Tzoref | Most Valuable Participant

1. select your 1080x720 composition in the project panel

2. go to file->scripts->scale composition

3. select "new comp width" and change it from 1080 to 1920 and click "scale"

4. in the composition settings change the composition height from 1280 to 1080

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1. select your 1080x720 composition in the project panel

2. go to file->scripts->scale composition

3. select "new comp width" and change it from 1080 to 1920 and click "scale"

4. in the composition settings change the composition height from 1280 to 1080

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Thank you very much for your help!

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You're welcome Ben!

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Thank You!

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Dude, thanks a lot, It worked

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Thank you!

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Thank you! Huge help!

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When I use the script to scale a composition from HD to 4k, it appears that it worked in AE, but when I export as MOGRT to premiere pro, the canvas is now 4k but the elements are in their original HD locations. How can I scale everything to 4k without having to readjust everything? 

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Thank you so much! You saved my life!

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This just saved my life

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Thank you

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Hi!

 

Im very new to after effects (im a graphic designer, heavy indesigner user) and ive got a similar problem to the person who started this thread. I realise its an old thread but I wondered if anyone could help. I need to resize an multi layer animation in order to repurpose it. It was originally made to be a web banner, now it needs to fit a 1920x1080 screen. I tried the fix suggested in tis thread but it doesnt seem to have worked and I cannot figure why. It looks like the actual stage has not changed. As ive said, im not the best in AE! Can anyone help?

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I had a similar problem, I needed to resize the gif but keep the same overall proportions. I simply opened the original animated gif in photoshop and resized the image and hit save. 

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If you go to Composition in the main menu bar at the top, then Composition Settings, or command+K for mac, you can change the size of your project board.

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