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  • Get source text from file name

  • Motti Hen

    December 2, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Hi you all,
    has written in the subject of this post, I want to ask if there’s any expression in after effetcs that gets the current file name and puts it in the source text of a text layer, without the file extension name.

  • Dan Ebberts

    December 2, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Do you mean the name of the project file? If so, then no, I can’t think of a way to do that.

    If you mean the name of the source file for the current layer, this could easily be modified to leave out the file extension:


  • Evan Jenkins

    May 6, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    Dan you are a creative genius, your code is amazing. I will be using this technique to get the file name and check for certain words that will trigger automation. I’ve learned a lot javascript in AE from your posts thanks for your good work.

    Evan Jenkins
    Aspen Films Inc.

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