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Duplicating Layers

You can duplicate a layer to have a copy of the drawings that are independent from the original column, as well as an independent timing (exposure). When you need the drawings to be modified independently, you will want to duplicate the layer instead of cloning it.

To duplicate a layer:

1. In the Timeline view, select the layer to duplicate.
In the Network view, select the module you want to duplicate.

2. In the Timeline View menu, select Layers > Duplicate Selected Layers.
In the Network View menu, select Modules > Duplicate Selected Modules. When you duplicate a module, it does not automatically connect itself to the Composite module of your scene.

The duplicated layer appears.

By default when you select a module in the Network view and do a copy paste using [Ctrl] + [C] and [Ctrl] + [V] (Windows/Linux) or [⌘] + [C] and [⌘] + [V] (Mac OS X), this creates a CLONE not a duplicate. Modules will be linked to the same drawings. Pegs will be linked to the same function columns.

To duplicate a layer in the Network view using shortcuts, you must do [Ctrl] + [C] (Windows/Linux) or [⌘] + [C] (Mac OS X) and [Ctrl] + [B] (Windows/Linux) or [⌘] + [B] (Mac OS X) for Paste Special, and selecte Create New Columns.

Related Topics 

Setting Up the Network
Cloning Layers