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rd: Composition Setter

This script displays a palette with controls for changing the size, pixel aspect ratio, duration, frame rate, preserve options, motion blur, and renderer of the selected compositions, and all nested compositions (pre-comp layers) in it. When you lengthen the composition's duration, all layers whose out points are at or beyond the end of the composition are also lengthened to the new duration, including layers within pre-comps. You also have the option to change all layers to 2D or 3D.

Note: If the Project panel is focused, it'll process all selected compositions in that panel. If another panel is focused, it'll process the active composition (last selected in a Composition or Timeline panel).

Note: This version of the script requires After Effects CS5 or later. It can be used as a dockable panel by placing the script in a ScriptUI Panels subfolder of the Scripts folder, and then choosing this script from the Window menu.

Originally requested by Stu Maschwitz, Tim Thiessen, and Scott Just.
Updates requested by Matthew Crnich, Matthew Law, Zach Lovatt, and Steve Kellener.


rd: Composition Setter
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revision history

VersionDateDescription
v3.48-jan-2017Added resolution control (no Custom resolutions, though).
v3.37-may-2015Added layer dimensionality control to switch all of a comp's layers to 2D, 3D, or 3D including per-character 3D text.
v3.217-sep-2014Added renderer control, and allowed the script to work on either the last active comp or the selected comps in the Project panel. Also, checkboxes are now off by default.
v3.131-oct-2013Added controls for the two preserve options (from the Advanced tab of the Composition Settings dialog box).
v3.011-may-2013Integrated motion blur controls from rd: Composition MB Setter script, updated minimum version to CS5, added small UI tweaks for CC, and cleaned up some code.
v2.71-may-2011Now remembers last used settings.
v2.612-sep-2010Fixed individual controls not working. Oops.
v2.522-aug-2010Individual control over settings. Added width, height, and PAR control.
v2.02-jul-2007Requires AE CS3. Can work as a dockable panel or a palette.
v1.026-jun-2006Initial release. Use for AE 7.0 or earlier.