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HT Dissociate a copied precomp from its origin

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Hello everyone,

I apology in advance for my poor english.
So I'm a total beginner in AE and I animated a popping up character.

I need 4 other similar animations on my background, so I did a copy/paste, erased the keyframes which appeared when I changed the new precomp's position, and I thought everything was going smoothly, until I realised that all the changes I made on the 2nd precomp also applied on the 1rst one.

How to dissociate them please? I'm going crazy !

Thank you in advance,

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HT Dissociate a copied precomp from its origin

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Hello everyone,

I apology in advance for my poor english.
So I'm a total beginner in AE and I animated a popping up character.

I need 4 other similar animations on my background, so I did a copy/paste, erased the keyframes which appeared when I changed the new precomp's position, and I thought everything was going smoothly, until I realised that all the changes I made on the 2nd precomp also applied on the 1rst one.

How to dissociate them please? I'm going crazy !

Thank you in advance,

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If you want to duplicate compositions and keep them independent you have to duplicate compositions in the Project Panel. Duplicating a layer in the timeline does not make a new copy of the layer in the project, it only gives you another copy of the existing one.

 

I hope that is clear. It is a typical newbie mistake.

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Oh, thank you I got it !
Glad I'm not alone doing that mistake, AE's interface is kinda hard to assimilate on my own!

Thank you again!

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Spend some time with the User Guide. It will save you more time in the first couple of weeks using AE than it will take you to learn the UI and basic workflows from the guide.

 

No doubt about it, AE is more complicated than just about any other video app.

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