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Moving the playhead (CTI) a set number frames

Posted: April 28th, 2016, 12:14 pm
by Mike A
Hi all,
My first post here - although I have read and benefited from much excellent advice :)

I'm an experienced AE user - but a total scripting newby.

I'm trying to set up an 'efficient' workflow for a colleague to deal with a significant amount of tedious roto work. I'd like to minimise the amount of clicks / work wherever possible. One thing that would help is being able to move/jump the playhead a set number of frames - with a single click / or key shortcut. Similar to 'Shift + page down' - but being able to specify a set number of frames - for example 8.

My hope is that this might be done with a 'simple' script that I could try and create as a learning exercise. However I do need to get this done reasonably quickly, so could anyone tell me:

1. Would this be possible with a script?
2. Can you point me in the right direction in terms of functions, or other stuff I should look up to get started?

Many thanks,