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joseph wilkins
Click on an image and have it select and go to timeline
on Aug 8, 2013 at 2:22:09 am

So I am working on some very complex TV spots with 200+ layers each.

I love how in AE CS6 you can click on an image in the canvass and it selects the layer... however, it does not scroll down in my timeline to that layer.

I wondered if there is a way to click on an element (text or an image) in the canvass and have AE automatically scroll down my 200+ layers to bring up the layer I just clicked on... rather than me having to scroll down in AE to find it (albeit selected)

Thanks!


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Click on an image and have it select and go to timeline
on Aug 8, 2013 at 4:49:27 am

You can use the "x" key to view the currently selected layer(s) at the top of the Timeline stack.

HTH
RoRK

Intensive mocha & AE Training in Singapore and Other Dangerous Locations

Imagineer Systems (mocha) Certified Instructor
& Adobe After Effects CS6 ACE


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joseph wilkins
Re: Click on an image and have it select and go to timeline
on Aug 8, 2013 at 12:38:51 pm

Thanks Roland, but I cannot have my layers moving... I have a structure to my projects.

I just want the timeline to scroll up, rather than have the layer move up.

Is this possible?



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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Click on an image and have it select and go to timeline
on Aug 8, 2013 at 1:11:42 pm

Hi Joseph, apologies if I wasn't sufficiently clear but the Timeline is auto-scrolled such that the selected layer(s) - the Timeline's layer hierarchy isn't affected.

HTH
RoRK

Intensive mocha & AE Training in Singapore and Other Dangerous Locations

Imagineer Systems (mocha) Certified Instructor
& Adobe After Effects CS6 ACE


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joseph wilkins
Re: Click on an image and have it select and go to timeline
on Aug 8, 2013 at 1:26:59 pm

Awesome!!

Thanks Roland.. that will save me a bunch of time.



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