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Chaz King
Can I enter a value of the generic properties of a layer without clicking?
on Jun 6, 2019 at 10:35:01 pm

For example if I have a layer that I want to rotate, is there a way that I can just click "R" and then type a value then "enter" rather than having to click the value under the layer?


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Sergio Cabrera
Re: Can I enter a value of the generic properties of a layer without clicking?
on Jun 7, 2019 at 1:12:56 am

No, but you can do it with a script. Let's say you want to ratate 90° the first layer in the first composition:

app.project.item(1).layer(1).property("Transform").property("Rotation").setValueAtTime([0],[90]);


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Can I enter a value of the generic properties of a layer without clicking?
on Jun 7, 2019 at 3:46:45 am

Doing that kind of stuff just because you want to do something that AE doesn't naturally do gets to be a real pain in the neck in the long run. No kidding. Just get used to it -- you'll be happier.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Walter Soyka
Re: Can I enter a value of the generic properties of a layer without clicking?
on Jun 7, 2019 at 4:41:04 am

For Rotation specifically, you can use the - and + keys on the numeric keypad to nudge the rotation (the same way the arrow keys nudge position).

To get a dialog box where you can directly enter a rotation value, press Ctrl+Shift+R (Windows) or Cmd+Shift+R (macOS).

Walter Soyka
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