Hey im trying to create more place holders but when i duplicate a placeholder I try and edit one but both get changed how do I unlink the Duplicated placeholder?
Thank you soo much!
Like dorde says myabe you can use true comp duplicator it's the easiest way if you want to do it yourself.
Really I need to buy that? I was told it was simple to add placeholders, is their a way you can do it in after effects? plz help me
Basically, you need to locate all the pre-comps inside one placeholder: the original comps that together build the placeholder - and duplicate them.
If some of those pre-comps have more compositions inside them, duplicate them as well.
Then, duplicate the placeholder itself and open the new one.
Now you need to switch between the pre-comps that inside the placeholder- from the original ones to the duplicated ones you made before.
Click on the original pre-comp inside the placeholder, hold Alt key, and drag (with left mouse button) the new pre-comp from the project bin ON the old one. They should switch.
Do the same for the rest of the pre-comps in the placeholder with the same method.
Then update the new pre-comps with your desired content...it should work.
Hope my explanation is clear...good luck!
For everybody else: how easier would duplicating stuff like this would be if After Effects had a node-based system...?? ADOBE comeon!