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Adding notes to a comp
Adding notes to a comp
by Bruce Gaber on Jan 14, 2017 at 8:16:20 pm

Anybody know of an add-on for adding extensive notes to a comp? I'd really like to be able to annotate my work in some detail as I go along. This so that when I come back to the project two years later I don't look at it and say "cool effect, how heck did I do it?"

thanks

bruce

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Re: Adding notes to a comp
by Tim Neighbors on Jan 14, 2017 at 8:44:31 pm

You probably already thought of this, but markers don't suffice?


Re: Adding notes to a comp
by Bruce Gaber on Jan 14, 2017 at 9:53:01 pm

Tim

Well I hadn't thought about using them that way. But, yes it seems to work fine. And I can pull the markers to the end of the comp to indicate that they are general comments and not timeline specific ones.

Thank you very much.

Bruce

Photographer / Motion Graphics Artist
Vision Rising

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Re: Adding notes to a comp
by Roei Tzoref on Jan 15, 2017 at 12:56:22 am

what about the timeline's comment's column?


and there's always a simple text layer...

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Re: Adding notes to a comp
by Daniel Waldron on Jan 15, 2017 at 5:36:20 pm

Some good ideas already posted, but you could also use the text tool and just make them guide layers so they don't export out.


Re: Adding notes to a comp
by Walter Soyka on Jan 16, 2017 at 11:39:20 am

[Daniel Waldron] "Some good ideas already posted, but you could also use the text tool and just make them guide layers so they don't export out."

This is my favorite approach - especially for sharing with other artists.

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