Crop precompositions

This video is part of the official comprehensive video course about Duik Ángela

After Effects lacks the ability to change the size of a precomposition without moving it in the composition where it is used.

Duik provides a quick and easy way to crop precompositions while keeping them at the location they are in the containing compositions.

  1. Draw a mask with the pen tool to define the area to keep on the precomposition.
    It doesn’t have to be a rectangular mask but you should avoid curves and Bézier tangents.
  2. Keep the precomposition selected, and click the Crop precompositions button.
    Duik crops the composition to the bounds of the mask.
  3. You may remove the mask if you don’t need it anymore.