In After Effects, Is it possible to have markers in a composition, and see them when that comp placed in another comp? I mean, be visible in an upper comp.

I had a .wav file which had a lot of markers in Adobe Audition, after I placed it inside a comp, it preserved all of its Audition markers as overlayed-dashed lines.

Any settings or maybe marker type required for this feature?

  • Markers should be on a timeline (not on a layer) to be visible in the parent comp Commented Jul 13, 2021 at 4:14
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Add a marker to the composition. Deselect all layers and press * on the keyboard.

Once you import this composition to another composition, this marker should be visible. Only composition markers are visible. All layers markers will be invisible.

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