TurboLayers

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Quick Overview

Create new layers above the currently selected layer in the composition.
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TurboLayers

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This little script creates new layers directly above the selected layer in the composition.

After Effects by default makes a new layer on top of the stack of layers so if you have a comp with many many layers and you are working on the bottom side it is very frustrating that you have to go to the top each time you make a simple null layer and manually drag it to the bottom

  • it makes new Adjustment, Camera, Light, Null, Shape, Solid and Text layers
  • it also automatically trims the new layer to the duration and in and out point of the selected layer in the composition
  • when no layers are selected or a composition is empty it just makes a new layer
  • very simple to use, no settings
  • very slim, it takes minimum space
  • it adapts to both horizontal and vertical arrangement
  • scripts are separated so users who already own ft-Toolbar or similar launchers can pick and add single scripts to their preferred launcher so they don't use unnecessary space and windows

Demo

Installation:

  1. Unpack the zip file and copy both TurboLayers.jsxbin and the TurboLayers folder into "...Adobe After Effects CS XX/Scripts/ScriptUI Panels/"
  2. Start / restart After Effects

Demo

After Effects CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4, CS3