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2D Generator - Composite 2D Layer, Shape layer and 3D Layer together. [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [N] to create a new composition after opening Smode

To create a compo from several Layers, select them and press [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [C]
A compo is a collection of 2D Layer, composited together.
A compo can contain 2D Layer und 3D Layer together. It can also contain Tool and Audio File.
A compo can also exist as a layer (pre-comp). That means layers can be grouped inside a compo, inside your main compo.
A compo has a main animation, that can either be a Timeline or a Cue List. A compo with a main timeline can be played back like any other animated media (video, animated generative layer, etc).
A compo has a main Camera. It defines the point of view that will be used to show the 3D Layer in the compo.
When saved on disk, a compo has the extension ".compo".
You can also Bake compositions and Export and Consolidate them (except on Synth).
To save a compo. Simply press [Ctrl] + [S] or do FILE-> "Save/Save as"


  • Background The background color of the compo (can be semi or fully transparent)
  • Current Camera ( Element Selector): Select the camera used to show the 3D objects contained by the compo
  • Main Animation ( Animation): A compo main Animation is it's main Timeline. You can create it like that :

    and is then created under the compo

  • Cameras (List of Cameras): Cameras


2D: N-Point Gradient.compo, ISF Shader Generator.compo, Placement Types.compo and Polar Coordinates.compo.

3D: Quantize.compo.


Mentioned: 2D Layer, 3D Layer, Audio File, Bake compositions, Camera, Cue List, Export and Consolidate, FILE, Timeline and Tool.