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Ae - Copy/Paste Key frames across differents Layers

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Dec 07, 2018

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Good evening everyone,

Is there a way to copy Keyframes across different layers in one go?

I always have to select > copy per layer and paste individually.

if I select multiple layers keyframes, I create a copy of the layers instead.

Thank you for your help,

_Jessie

This is only possible with scripts, sadly.

Motion v2 and KeyBoard are both capable of this. The function is called "clone" in both. Have a look at DUIK, too. I'm not sure it it's included, but maybe you are lucky - DUIK if for free.

Check AEScripts and aenhancers, too. Chances are high, that there are more scripts out there, doing this. Some might be for free, too.

*Martin

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Ae - Copy/Paste Key frames across differents Layers

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Good evening everyone,

Is there a way to copy Keyframes across different layers in one go?

I always have to select > copy per layer and paste individually.

if I select multiple layers keyframes, I create a copy of the layers instead.

Thank you for your help,

_Jessie

This is only possible with scripts, sadly.

Motion v2 and KeyBoard are both capable of this. The function is called "clone" in both. Have a look at DUIK, too. I'm not sure it it's included, but maybe you are lucky - DUIK if for free.

Check AEScripts and aenhancers, too. Chances are high, that there are more scripts out there, doing this. Some might be for free, too.

*Martin

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 07, 2018

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As you've probably noticed, you can copy from one layer and then paste to one layer or multiple layers but you cannot copy from multiple layers and then paste to one layer nor multiple layers.

Unfortunately, there's no method to tell AE which contents from which layers should go to which layers.  It would be great if a dialog box appeared with a pick whip to draw between the copy from layers and the paste to layers.

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You can copy keyframes from one layer to another, but only from only one property at a time

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Actually, you can copy multiple properties.  The paste action should result in the keyframes going onto the corresponding properties of the selected layer or layers.

If you haven't tried it yet, try copying to "like" properties.  For example, the keyframes for Position can get copied to Anchor Point. 

Although, sometimes rather than copy and paste it can be just as easy, or easier, to link the parameter on what would have been the paste Layer to the parameter on what would have been the copy Layer.

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This is only possible with scripts, sadly.

Motion v2 and KeyBoard are both capable of this. The function is called "clone" in both. Have a look at DUIK, too. I'm not sure it it's included, but maybe you are lucky - DUIK if for free.

Check AEScripts and aenhancers, too. Chances are high, that there are more scripts out there, doing this. Some might be for free, too.

*Martin

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Thanks for your answer Martin. Would you have a recommendation on how to learn AEscripts. I want to learn more about it

Thank you again - good weekend to you

J

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Mar 11, 2019

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Not sure if I unterstood you correctly but that's AEscript main page:

After Effects Plugins - aescripts.com - aescripts + aeplugins - aescripts.com

And this might also be a good ressource to check for scripts:

https://www.aenhancers.com/

Cheers,

Martin

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Mar 11, 2019

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Thank you.

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