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steve daviscreate notes in after effects?
by on Feb 28, 2014 at 3:46:11 am

hi guys, quite often im reverting back to text documents from clients flipping from after effects to text edit etc..

does anyone know of a way / script to have a docked window where i can copy and paste text into it?


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Mike SevignyRe: create notes in after effects?
by on Feb 28, 2014 at 4:15:24 am
Last Edited By Mike Sevigny on Feb 28, 2014 at 4:16:32 am

Hey Steve,

You can set markers on your timeline and add notes within them. Simply go to where you want the marker in your timeline, select a clip if you want it on the clip, then go to Layer>Add Marker. Now if you double click on those it will allow you to write notes. The first line in the note will appear as the name of the marker on the timeline. You can right click or drag these to manage them at any time.

I wouldn't mind having a window with the nearest marker's notes written in it. Anyone know of such a thing in After Effects?

Mike Sevigny


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steve davisRe: create notes in after effects?
by on Feb 28, 2014 at 4:18:39 am

yeah, i use markers for the odd not too, but often i need to animate a lot of text, and it would be really handy to be able to extend a window out to view a lot of text that i can access easily.

ive had a look on aescripts but couldnt see anything. seems like it would be an easy script!

motion designer / design director


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Walter SoykaRe: create notes in after effects?
by on Feb 28, 2014 at 1:36:10 pm

[Mike Sevigny] "Simply go to where you want the marker in your timeline, select a clip if you want it on the clip, then go to Layer>Add Marker. Now if you double click on those it will allow you to write notes."

Keyboard shortcut for all this (set marker at current time and open marker dialog box): Alt+NumPad* on PC, Opt+NumPad* on a Mac, or Ctrl+Opt+8 on a Mac without a full keyboard.

Walter Soyka
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Roland R. KahlenbergRe: create notes in after effects?
by on Feb 28, 2014 at 5:02:06 am

What issue(s) do you face should you do your text/wordings in a proper text editor that only requires an OS keyboard shortcut while you're in AE?

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steve davisRe: create notes in after effects?
by on Feb 28, 2014 at 7:07:45 am

speed. being able to quickly glance to my right to double check wording etc.. for me, would be a bonus.

motion designer / design director


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Anders HattneRe: create notes in after effects?
by on Feb 28, 2014 at 9:23:17 am

There is also a comment column where you can write comments. (Right click in the layer panel, top pof the columns and choose to make it vissible..) Although, layer markers might be a better idea.

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Walter SoykaRe: create notes in after effects?
by on Feb 28, 2014 at 1:33:05 pm

There are a few good tips in this thread:

Embedding notes, documentation, etc within AE Project [link]

You also might like ToDo Lite:
http://aescripts.com/todo-lite/

Walter Soyka
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Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
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