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Given an after effect file; count the number of composition, layers, items.

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Aug 24, 2021 Aug 24, 2021

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Is there anywhere a script (free or commercial) that will let me count the number of compositions, layers, shapes etc in an after effect file?

Prefereably it will generate a report or a spreadsheet file.. I have been searching, and I don't believe I can do that in after effects without a script or a plugin.

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Aug 24, 2021 Aug 24, 2021

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You can start by using the Collect Files function to generate a report and then perhaps you can find a bunch of scripts on AEScripts.com. There's definitely stuff similar to Collect Files, but counting shape groups and other finer granularity levels may be something you have to add if you realyl care about the statistics. That's stuff nobody usually even considers relevant, given that they are parametrically generated internal entities.

 

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Thanks a lot, I didn't know about that functionality in After Effects .. I will give it a shot and see what happens.

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File > Dependencies > Collect Files > Generate Report Only will write a text document that lists the Compositions and counts external source footage.  It does not; however, not count Layer nor Layer Source types that After Effects generates from within the project file.

 

For something customized, a custom script should be able to do it.  I hired a someone to write a custom script that gets Comp names and rendered filenames in one click.  The time it saves me to do a Collect Files - Generate Report Only and always set the Render Queue to write a log file was well worth it. 

 

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