Bug: Essential graphics. Replacing comp breaks master property keyframes
Master properties with keyframes works great so far in general, but I've found a major problem.
If I replace the Essential Graphics layer with a new version, all the keyframes go away, even though in my case all of the master properties were the same. I also had trouble pasting the old keyframes onto the new layer. I was getting errors about what type of keyframe even though I was pasting the same kind of property (literally the same).
What I was doing was trying to make an alternate version of my Essential Graphics template. The master properties stayed constant. When I replaced the v1 comp with the v2 comp, it killed all the master property keyframes. Makes sense if the properties are different, but in my case they were identical down to the names.
Micah Haun commented
Thanks. This limitation is a major problem with EG and I don't see any advantages to the way it is now.
EG within Premiere will to some extent maintain adjustable properties when updating graphics so hopefully this is doable with the After Effects implementation as well.
We currently treat each comp's EGP settings as completely different, so most of what you see is expected. However you made some interesting points and after some deeper investigation, we have identified a couple of things that could use some attention in the future, specifically:
- A feature request to preserve whatever settings we can when replacing one comp with another.
- A problem report for the copy/paste keyframe issue, since the keyframes are lost in some cases where they probably should not be.
I will make sure that both of those things are tracked internally for you. Thanks very much for your valuable feedback.