Was looking for hotkeys to ease working in AE and found a bunch but for rotation, it only allows 1 or 10 degrees at a time.

Is there any hotkey to rotate the layer by 0.1 or 0.5 degrees?

Or is there any way to hack/customize it?

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this script rotates the currently selected layer(s) 0.1 degree clockwise. Save it as rotate_0.1_cw.jsx and then add it to a hotkey. Change the line var inc = 0.1; to var inc = -0.1; save as rotate_0.1_ccw.jsx and add it to another hotkey. Rinse, repeat.

// @target aftereffects
(function () {
    var theComp = app.project.activeItem;
    if (theComp) {
        var theLayers = theComp.selectedLayers;
        for (var i = 0; i < theLayers.length; i++) {
            if (theLayers[i].transform.rotation.numKeys) {
                theLayers[i].transform.rotation.setValueAtTime(theComp.time, theLayers[i].transform.rotation.value + 0.1);
            } else {
                theLayers[i].transform.rotation.setValue(theLayers[i].transform.rotation.value + 0.1);

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