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Different resolution layers and using same drop zone for various layers. 23 Aug 2022 18:09 #121936

Hello, is there a way to change the resolution of a layer or dropzone, like the exact resolution. I am trying to recreate an After Effects project on Motion and there are some precompositions with different resolutions like 1440 x 748. And if there is a way to use the same layer or dropzone multiple times, like with precompositions on AE. Thank you in advance!

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Different resolution layers and using same drop zone for various layers. 15 Sep 2022 06:59 #122176

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The standard drop zone is 1200x1200 TIFF image and it is adapted to the project dimensions by expanding to fill the width and cropped to trim the top and bottom to conform to the project size (this is assuming a default 16:9 project.)

You can make your own drop zones *any size you want*. Create an image in that size, import it and in the Image inspector, change it from Type Off to Drop Zone. Drop Zones created this way will not activate the Crop feature.

You may also use Crop on your images/clips if you need to. Filling a drop zone with "dummy" media should activate the Pan and Scale parameters for the drop zone -- these might be important if you need to resize or adjust the positions of media you'll be placing in the drop zone.

Similarly, you can create Clones of a drop zone and fashion them into the aspect dimensions you need either with masking or cropping (masking would be easier).

Masks can be easily adaptable to different dimensions as needed and possibly can be used to limit the number of image/clip variations you might need.

I have no idea about anything AE so I don't really know what you're talking about. I'm fairly sure you can do whatever you want in Motion that is similar, but you may need to think about taking different approaches. I would need to know what you want to be able to accomplish so I could be more specific.

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Different resolution layers and using same drop zone for various layers. 15 Sep 2022 17:42 #122180

Thanks for the answer. Effectively, for doing what I was trying to do, the solution was using masks. I was recreating a project made on AE on Motion and this project had different compositions with different resolutions and some had the footage cropped within a specific aspect ratio per composition. So, although I couldn't match the exact pixel by pixel aspect ratio, I did a similar approach by using masking and doing an eye-judgment.

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