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Sebastian Melmott
Duplicating layers with an automatic offset for each copy...
on Dec 14, 2010 at 1:09:52 pm

Isn't there a smart way to copy an existing layer eg... 24 times giving each layer an offset in time of, say... 3 seconds without copying (CTRL+D) then dragging each layer along the timeline ...?

Moooooooo....!


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Kevin Camp
Re: Duplicating layers with an automatic offset for each copy...
on Dec 14, 2010 at 5:19:53 pm

keyframe assistant will sequence layers and has an option for 'overlap'..

that's a bit different than offset, in that the if your layers were 30sec long and you wanted a 3sec offset, you'd set the overlap to 27sec.

the other problem could be that your layers are shorter than 3sec, then overlap would not work.

you might also search for a script that would do this: aenhancers.com, aescritps.com and/or crgreen.com/aescripts/ would be good places to look.

Kevin Camp
Senior Designer
KCPQ, KMYQ & KRCW


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John Cuevas
Re: Duplicating layers with an automatic offset for each copy...
on Dec 14, 2010 at 9:23:37 pm

Pretty sure you have to keep pressing "cntl-d", but head over to videocopilot.net. In one of the tutorials he created a script that does exactly what you want, he calls it the "sequencer"(Tutorial 103 has it), very handy.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor


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