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  • Oleh Fedchenko

    June 19, 2022 at 2:07 am

    Hi everyone,

    I rarely work with expresses. To work with animatics, I wrote a small script for the task to shift the audio track on the timeline inside the composition / scene. This allows the audio track to be accurately synchronized with the audio within the main animatic composition.


    a =;

    b = comp(“animatic”).layer(“a”).startTime;

    thisLayer.timeRemap.valueAtTime(time + b)

    Why is this script not working?

    If I write just the name of the scene in the script, then everything works fine.

    b = comp(“animatic”).layer(“scene_002”).startTime;

    thisLayer.timeRemap.valueAtTime(time + b)


  • Dan Ebberts

    June 19, 2022 at 2:28 am

    I think you just need to get rid of the quotes around the variable name in the second line:

    b = comp("animatic").layer(a).startTime;
  • Oleh Fedchenko

    June 19, 2022 at 8:25 am


    Now everything works.

    Thank you very much!

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