September 25, 2010

Locate missing effects in After Effects [CMG: hit FF]

@AdobeAE reminds us of an older tip from Mark Christiansen's 2009 30 tips in 30 days series on PVC -- locate missing effects with the script pt_EffectSearch from Paul Tuersley.

Since then, the script has moved to a new home at AE Scripts. It does help fill a need, but it would be nice if there was even better functionality built directly into AE.

Update: The FF shortcut from CS4 finds and shows instances of missing effects in the Timeline panel. In Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects (p. 400), Chris and Trish Meyer add that you can still copy & paste from the effect placeholder and keyframes.

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