Frequently Asked Questions
How do I add more characters?
1- You can duplicate the faces comps and the character comps in the project panel (ctrl + D)
2- Then in the new character comps replace the current face comps with the new ones. Select the current face comp in the timeline then hold down the alt key while dragging the new face comp from the project panel to the timeline. The new face comp will replace the old one.
3- In the final comp, duplicate the one of the existing characters (ctrl + D) or (cmnd + D) then replace the duplicated character comp with the new one in the project panel.
4- You may not see the character in the preview at first. With the new character layer selected hit “ee” on your keyboard to bring up the expressions. Look at the expression in the opacity property to see which character the layer is linked to, it will look something like this: thisComp.layer(“Character Control Panel”).effect(“Character 02 Male”)(“Checkbox”)*100 In this example, the new character is sharing the same checkbox as the Character 02 male in the Character Control Panel (the first layer in the final comp). Make sure to check the box for Character 02 Male so your new character is visible.
5- With the select tool, drag the layer controls, just the red arrow or X axis to move the character. Repeat the above process as many times as you like. Where you put the characters is totally up to you.