Shared Element

Tool - A shared element that can be reused at several places like an After Effects precomposition

To share an element, right click on it and then Share ElementShares the element that it is usable on multiple places
This will result in creating a Shared Element and a Reference Reference a compo in another compo Read More the second being an instance of the first. Now to generate a Reference Reference a compo in another compo Read More from a shared element, just [CTRL] + drag and drop from it or duplicate an existing Reference Reference a compo in another compo Read More . A Reference Reference a compo in another compo Read More can be then become autonomous again with a right click -> ImportImports a formerly referenced


To navigate from Shared Element A shared element that can be reused at several places like an After Effects precomposition Read More to their Reference Reference a compo in another compo Read More , right click on one or the other and you'll see menu shortcuts to bring you directly to them :




Check out the feature examples to see that at work. This is quite a powerful tool (indispensable) to do procedural compositing.
Also as I'm in a good mood today here is some examples of the shared element use. First how to use the same Compo Composite 2D Layer, Shape layer and 3D Layer together. [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [N] to create a new composition after opening Smode Read More (containing Particles Simulate a particle system Read More in this case) to create both a waterfall but also to deform the image behind with it's luminosity :

and here another example to show how to use shared elements to texture and displace procedurally a 3D object. This particular composition will be added in the next releases of Smode (probably the 7.8):

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