Scripting help to replace multiple layers randomly

Community Beginner ,
Feb 18, 2022 Feb 18, 2022

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Hi all,

I want to be able to replace multiple layers in an After Effects comp with footage/pre-comps from the project panel at random. So, say if I had a 3x3 grid of layers in my comp, the script would select 9 layers from a selected folder in the project at random to replace them. I imagine it to not be a million miles away from Replace with Selected Comp (opt-CMD-/), but I don't have the requisite coding knowledget to adapt it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Kind regards,

Tom

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Feb 18, 2022 Feb 18, 2022

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My upcoming extension Automation Blocks for Ae is currently in private beta testing phase and "programming" these kinds of little helpers is very easy with it. Here is an Automation Blocks script which does exactly what you described:

 

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If you want to join the private beta, please send me a PM and let me know your email address such that I can send you an invitation.

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Feb 18, 2022 Feb 18, 2022

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Sounds really interesting! I'm DM'd you

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Ok, invitation is in your inbox 🙂

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