I have created a Custom Meta Data field called ‘Season’, and I would like to add ‘Summer’ to that field for 10 or 12 scenes in one go (so that I do not have to type it into the ‘Season’ field manually each time).
I have tried selecting those 10 or 12 scenes in the Outliner, and when that did not work, I selected those scenes in the Binder. But when I click on one of the scenes to add ‘Summer’, I can only add it for that one scene.
I have also tried to right-click, but the menu I get when I do that does not have any options to select a meta data field.
Unfortunately no, it can’t be done.
(I had the same “problem” a few weeks ago.)
The best thing to do is to select those documents in the binder and switch the view to the outliner where you can quickly and easily paste the metadata content from one document to the others.
You still have to do it manually for each, but at least like that you exclusively have those documents all lined up in a single place.
There’s also a type of custom metadata where you create lists of values that you then choose from. That type would be ideal for seasons, as you’ll only have a few choices. Also, you can’t enter typos, except when creating the list of choices.
Thanks very much, Rdale.
I feel like an idiot, because I have been aware of that ‘list’ feature in Custom Meta Data, because I have been creating Custom Meta Data fields of other sorts over the past few weeks, so I have no idea why I did not think of using the list field to set the seasons.