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Duplicate a composition and make animations to it that will not affect the original composition

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Hey guys,

So I'm pretty much a freshie and still trying to learn AE, so forgive me if this is a rudimentary question that is not even worth a new topic thread..

 

I've got a composition, that's made out of plenty of layers and, within it, many separate animation effects. Now I wanna make a duplicate of this composition and place it in the background of the original composition, but as a silhouette with different animation effects. But when I try to duplicate the composition, (by using ⌘+C and ⌘+V, or ⌘+D), whatever changes I make to the new composition are applied on the old one too. I understand why this happens, but how do I duplicate the composition and its layers to make a brand new original set that I can tamper with without affecting the original?

 

Thanks in advance!

You need to duplicate the Composition in your Project panel not the one on your Timeline. When you duplicate a comp in your Project panel it creates a new master comp, but when you duplicate a comp on your Timeline panel it just creates a new reference to the original master comp.

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Duplicate a composition and make animations to it that will not affect the original composition

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Hey guys,

So I'm pretty much a freshie and still trying to learn AE, so forgive me if this is a rudimentary question that is not even worth a new topic thread..

 

I've got a composition, that's made out of plenty of layers and, within it, many separate animation effects. Now I wanna make a duplicate of this composition and place it in the background of the original composition, but as a silhouette with different animation effects. But when I try to duplicate the composition, (by using ⌘+C and ⌘+V, or ⌘+D), whatever changes I make to the new composition are applied on the old one too. I understand why this happens, but how do I duplicate the composition and its layers to make a brand new original set that I can tamper with without affecting the original?

 

Thanks in advance!

You need to duplicate the Composition in your Project panel not the one on your Timeline. When you duplicate a comp in your Project panel it creates a new master comp, but when you duplicate a comp on your Timeline panel it just creates a new reference to the original master comp.

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You need to duplicate the Composition in your Project panel not the one on your Timeline. When you duplicate a comp in your Project panel it creates a new master comp, but when you duplicate a comp on your Timeline panel it just creates a new reference to the original master comp.

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