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Description

Sets the active layer in the active clip using the name of the layer or a relative position.

An error is generated if there is no clip on the scene.

Functional area

NLE

Command syntax

Syntax

setActiveLayer "layerName"[-next] [-prev]

Arguments

NameTypeRequiredComments
layerNamestringyesThe name of layer to make active. Can be skipped if one of the flags -next or -prev is set.

Flags

NameFlag argumentsArgument typeExclusive toComments
next0prevSet the next layer in the active clip as an active
prev0nextSet the previous layer in the active clip as an active

Return value

void

Examples

// Print the name of the active clip
string $clip = `getActiveClip`;
print $clip;

// Add new layers
string $name = "new layer";
addLayer $name;
addLayer $name;
addLayer $name;
setActiveLayer $name;
setActiveLayer -next;
setActiveLayer -prev;

Additional information

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