I was just using Take Tool and it took longer than making 2 different files by a long shot. Yes I don’t have the workflow down, but because it involves countless steps it is very easy to either stuff them up or just completely forget a vital part. Yes I am rather sad and pathetic I know but this tool is supposed to make things easy. I was wondering how easy it would be to do something like this:
I want a master scene or fill and then a pass that gives me some elements with different colours for isolation mattes.
I start and set everything up for the fill or master scene. I hit a new take and that’s it. Everything in the current state is recorded to the Take. I then create a New take, name it matte and proceed to change the document to create my matte run. Let’s say I already have compositing tags etc so I can just switch on matte objects and change colours. Magically this is saved as the new take as every button press I do is effectively recorded or the state change is acknowledged as being different when compared to the master scene. Once I am happy I hit recalc or update and that’s it. The settings are stored until I want to adjust or unlock that particular take.
I know this is probably far too difficult but the present system is unfortunately a little clunky. Maybe an override panel needs to be available bound to the Take itself, into which you can drag each item that needs changing for the specific take. Once inside you can of course change the parameters there.
Sort of thinking aloud and I am sure you are working towards something like this but I thought I’d just offer up my 2 cents worth
all the best