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  • How to reset the inpoint of multiple sequenced layers

    Posted by Brad Graber on November 16, 2023 at 1:16 pm

    Hi All,

    I have 20 sequenced layers (offset by 2 frames each). I have flowers ‘blooming’ sequentially across the screen. I would like to reset the inpoint of my sequenced layers, so that they go from offset by 2 frames each, to all starting at zero again. Is there a trick or a script that will do this? Thanks!

    Brie Clayton replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago 4 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Andy Kiernan

    November 16, 2023 at 4:09 pm

    if youre wanting all the layers to be set to frame 0, for example, you can select all and the whilst on frame 0 hit the left bracket…. [

    is that what you mean?

  • Brad Graber

    November 16, 2023 at 4:51 pm

    Thanks for your response. I need to move the layers back to frame 0 because I want the keyframes within those Layer PreComps to all line up in order to tweak them. Once I change the keyframes within those Layer PreComps, I’ll sequence the layers again. I hope that makes sense.

  • Walter Soyka

    November 17, 2023 at 8:33 pm

    Makes perfect sense, and what Andy describes is exactly what you want to do.

    The left square bracket key — [ — will move all selected layers on the timeline so their in point snaps to the playhead (called the current time indicator in After Effects). The right square bracket key — ] — will do the same, but with the out point.

    Move the current time indicator to the first frame of your comp, select all layers, and then hit the left square bracket key.

  • Brad Graber

    November 19, 2023 at 9:32 pm

    Brilliant! So easy! I knew there had to be a way. Many thanks!

  • Brad Graber

    November 19, 2023 at 9:36 pm

    Ok, you were right. Thanks!

  • Brie Clayton

    November 19, 2023 at 10:34 pm

    Thank you for solving this, Andy!

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