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Walter Soyka
Re: Display Random Layer
on May 19, 2011 at 7:31:35 pm

See my post in this thread [link] for an idea that might get you started.

The idea there was to create a controller layer with a randomized Slider effect, which we used to determine which layer to show. Each of the layers in that comp had an expression on their Opacity properties that looked to that slider to figure out what its own individual opacity should be at any given moment.

Obviously your case is a bit more involved than the "fast random cuts" example in the thread above, but a similar controller set-up that takes time into account might be a useful way of thinking about it -- you could use it to drive animation beyond simple cuts.

Even if you don't use that, instead using the static Layer control, you can use numbers to dynamically address layers by their index.

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