Welcome to episode 4 of the After Effects ExtendScript Training series. This week we will be diving into the After effects Object Model structure learning the order in how we can access After Effects via ExtendScript. I'll also go over some helpful tips on preparing your script writing setup, like setting up shortcut keys for your scripts as well as creating a temp file to do your script developing in. This episode will also start getting you familiar with the “After-Effects-CS6-Scripting-Guide” PDF, a very valuable resource. And finally I will begin accessing After Effects via ExtendScript and show how to retrieve various information from individual project assets, comps, and layers. So let's hop right on in and get started.
If you missed any of the previous episodes in this series, follow the links below.
Episode 1 (Intro)
In this episode:
– After Effects Object Model structure overview
– Script Preparation and development tips
– Single Item Access of various project items, comps and layers