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Activity Forums Adobe After Effects Expressions Displaying source timecode of another layer?

  • Dan Ebberts

    October 16, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Try this:

    L = thisComp.layer(“your layer”);


  • Navarro Parker

    October 16, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Thanks Dan. I tried it out, but it doesn’t seem to be accurate. It’s off a few frames.

    I found this expression that is totally accurate, but I have no idea how it’s working. What is it doing differently?

    if(thisComp.layer(i).inPoint <= time && thisComp.layer(i).outPoint >= time){
    text.sourceText = thisComp.layer(i).name +” — “+ timeToCurrentFormat(thisComp.layer(i).sourceTime());

  • Grant Van zutphen

    May 19, 2021 at 1:20 am

    All you need to do is change timeToTimecode to timeToCurrentFormat, like this:

    L = thisComp.layer(“your layer”);

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