I found myself in position where I need to render 6(or more) layers in different order. For example in 1,2,3,4,5,6 then 4,2,1,3,5,6 and so on. Some of the layers blend with the former or later one. It would be great If I could predetermine the order without actually doing it manually every time.
Basically move the layers up and down in the timeline panel and set their starting point.
Can I do that using some programming tools? If so, what do I need to learn? And in general, what properties of After Effects project can be edited without opening the application itself and edit project manually?