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James Something
Select and move multiple layers markers? - useful for motionscript's triggering animation w/markers
on May 21, 2012 at 9:38:01 am

Greetings,

This post is in sot of association to Dan Ebberts very useful expression "trigger animation with layer markers" on the Motionscript website, something I use all the time.

However, there seems to be no way to select and move multiple layer markers at once. They have to be moved individually which can take a hug amount of time. I have looked a lot of places for info and also at all sorts of scripts from redefinery and aescripts but haven't come across anything. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Cheers!


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Jeff Bobbington
Re: Select and move multiple layers markers? - useful for motionscript's triggering animation w/markers
on May 23, 2012 at 3:46:06 pm

Could always time remap the layer to suit the markers right?
There's no way of selecting multiple markers.


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Dan Fredley
Re: Select and move multiple layers markers? - useful for motionscript's triggering animation w/markers
on May 25, 2012 at 8:26:13 am

A bit convoluted but you can :
  • use rd_CopyMarkers to copy a span of markers to a Null
  • then use rd_RemoveMarkers to delete the original span of markers,
  • then shift the null,
  • then copy them back onto the original layer.

Still might be faster than the alternative.

Dan Fredley


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Remus Hosu
Re: Select and move multiple layers markers? - useful for motionscript's triggering animation w/markers
on Mar 11, 2014 at 5:41:49 pm

Hi,

Can you please help me out with "rd_RemoveMarkers"? I can't seem the find in anywhere on the internet and the Redefinery is suspended. Thank you


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Fred Hickler
Re: Select and move multiple layers markers? - useful for motionscript's triggering animation w/markers
on Oct 27, 2015 at 4:58:26 pm
Last Edited By Fred Hickler on Oct 27, 2015 at 5:02:11 pm

I'm late to this thread, but I was searching for an answer to this exact question and wanted to share what seems to be a workable solution. It isn't perfect, but it gets the job done. It uses a script called Copy/Paste Markers 2 available on aescripts.com. Basically the procedure is as follows:
- duplicate the animation precomp layer
- delete all of the markers on this new duplicated layer
- use the Copy/Paste Markers panel to copy and paste markers from the original layer to the new layer
- Copy/Paste Markers allows you to select which markers to copy and you can determine where on the timeline they get copied by moving the original layer
- when done, delete the original animation layer

I'm a newbie with the technique of triggering animations via markers, so maybe there is a solution out there that is even better than what I'm suggesting - if so I would love to know what it is.


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