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Kyle Hamrick
Split Layer + Divide Markers
on Jan 5, 2013 at 7:00:05 pm

I've done a little looking around, and can't seem to find anything like this existing already. Maybe one of you have come across it?

Let's say I have a VO track I'm timing my animation to, and I've gone through and added a bunch of markers. I get halfway through, and realize I'd like to add 10 frames of space between a section.

So, I split the layer and move the second part down... but now I've got a huge marker mess. Unsightly to look at, confusing, and really clutters up any J/K marker-jumping abilities.

Has anyone seen (or built) a script that will split a layer and divide the markers onto the existing portions? Think this functionality is possible?

Any other suggestions of a more efficient workaround? I generally just spend the time to go through and delete the extra markers one by one, but it's a big time suck (and annoying!), and I've had this come up enough that it finally occurred to me to ask. =)

Thanks in advance!

Kyle Hamrick

Editor/Motion Graphics Artist

http://www.kylehamrick.com


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Kyle Hamrick
Re: Split Layer + Divide Markers
on Jan 5, 2013 at 7:58:21 pm

Audrey, I think you might be misunderstanding my question. I'm talking about the markers you add manually to a layer in AE, just for your own reference purposes.

Not talking about tracking. This is just a workflow thing.

(Also, even if Boujou did what I was asking, I think for $10k, I'll deal with manually deleting them...)

Kyle Hamrick

Editor/Motion Graphics Artist

http://www.kylehamrick.com


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Split Layer + Divide Markers
on Jan 5, 2013 at 8:32:05 pm

Nope, no easy way to remove layer makers once you've made them other than to delete them. However, you could always make shy the part of the split layer you've already used, which helps a little.

Yeah, I know, it's not very elegant....

Dave LaRonde
Former Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Split Layer + Divide Markers
on Jan 5, 2013 at 8:43:49 pm

I actually sent in a Feature Request to overcome this issue. I asked for (1) a chainsaw cursor that would cut out unwanted markers quickly by just zipping across markers - sort of an automated way as compared to the current scissor implementation which requires a mouse click on each marker
(2) delete markers of selected layers within the Work Area

You can send these in if you like them or send in your own options to https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform

Cheers
RoRK

Intensive mocha & AE Training in Singapore and Other Dangerous Locations

Imagineer Systems (mocha) Certified Instructor
& Adobe After Effects ACE/ACI (version 7)


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Kyle Hamrick
Re: Split Layer + Divide Markers
on Jan 5, 2013 at 8:44:47 pm

Thanks, Roland.

Yay for chainsaws!

Kyle Hamrick

Editor/Motion Graphics Artist

http://www.kylehamrick.com


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