Adding and subtracting in the frame number box
I used to be able click in the frame number box, and type in something like "1460+20", for example, and then it would take me to frame number "1480". But the more recent versions of After Effects don't seem to do this any more? Can we have this feature reinstated please? Because it was really useful, and saved me from having to get my calculator out.
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James Merry commented
Thanks for your reply David Simmons. Yes - I see now that I've been typing it wrong - I should have just typed "+10" or "-10" move back and forth in the timeline.
That said, I think the A+B thing would still be useful as well, if thats possible? Sometimes I want to find a half-way point between 2 frames, and it would be great to be able type something like "100/2" to find that place, for example.
David Simons (Adobe) commented
Most of the places where you can type a number you can type simple math expressions like that. However, for time-entry there's a special case. It's been decades since we implemented this, so I don't remember why exactly, but the upshot is that the only math you can do in the time-entry boxes is relative the to the current time by starting with "+" (e.g. "+5" to move five frames forward, or "+-7" to move back seven frames).
Does the relative thing fit your needs, or would you still like the A+B thing?