I'm surprised nobody has replied to this. I just read Tod Kopriva's article on top requested features and he included this on in the list. I would LOVE to see this as a normal behaviour myself. I'm not sure how you would vary a new layer command with new layer and same duration as previous layer, but that would be interesting as well. I'd just trim it, takes two seconds. Any chance you've shared your modified script somwheres?
Great! Yesterday I posted a request for this feature on Tod Kopriva's article . Have you shared the script ?
I'm surprised nobody has replied to this.
Sometimes posts just drown in the flood of other posts, sometimes the forum is acting funny, sometimes just nobody is around on weekends, and sometimes people genuinely don't care like me. It's one of those "Just get over it things." that I never waste a second thought on....
and sometimes , when I do paintbrushing , I find myself wishing there was a script duplicating only the frame I'm working on from video1 to video2 , then advancing this secondary frame exactly 1 frame on track2, preferrably also reducing opacity to 50% at the same time. Why ? Well - this kind of "template" would improve speed and precision in this kind of "roto-like" use of the paintbrush tool. Something to think about ?
My little GUI script named TurboLayers solves this problem which is also #19 top feature request for After Effects in 2012:
"option to create layers above selected layers, not at top of layer stack"
Please check it out on: