Alt-pickwip for absolute expression values
when pick-whipping for expressions you end up with relative links (there are some workarounds ofcourse) but it would be nice to use a key modifier like ALT/SHIFT to get absolute vlaues
For example -
Normal Pick Whip = thisComp.layer("myLayer").transform.position
Alt Pick Whip =comp("myComp").layer("myLayer").transform.position
Nate Foster commented
totally agree that there needs to be a way to do this. I'd like a toggle on a parameter to view the absolute values of a property so I can copy paste absolute values as well as link to them.
Riaan Myburgh commented
oh nice, haven't tried it on too many properties, so I missed that. Perhaps some kind of integration or menu command that converts existing expressions to absolute? There are caveats for sure, but I imagine people working across comps with expressions are aware of the dangers. Perhaps this would work better as a script?
Paul Conigliaro commented
Right now alt-pickwhipping is an existing modifier to get an effect property path with property index instead of the property name.
But I agree that a modifier or preference to explicitly define the comp instead of "thisComp" would be nice to have. The only caveat being mismatches in time can provide unexpected results.