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  • Where to store metadata for layers?

    Posted by Andrei Popa on November 3, 2023 at 10:15 am

    I need certain information about layers sometimes. To categorize them until now I used label, marker comments and so on. But I was wondering if there is any property on layers where I can save a string that I can evaluate later with a script. If the said property were to be invisible at first glance in AE, that would be even better.

    I was wondering if you guys had any solution for that.

    Andrei Popa replied 7 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Dan Ebberts

    November 3, 2023 at 1:06 pm

    I use the layer comment field a lot ( myLayer.comment), which normally isn’t visible in the timeline unless you select that column to be displayed. The same for items in the project bin (myComp.comment, etc.)

  • Andrei Popa

    November 4, 2023 at 8:12 am

    Thank you for the answer Dan.

    This seems like the optimal solution. If people get to see the comment, they may also be proficient enough in AE to know the should probably not change it.

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