Essential Namer 2

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Author: Freshmograph

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Quick Overview

Add your most common layer properties to the Essential Graphics Panel without having to navigate to your active comp and add custom property naming in the process.

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What's new in Essential Namer 2?

  • Control layer naming by adding or removing the layer name.
  • Add the source text of a text layer with one click.
  • Add a custom prefix to your names as they are added to the Essential Graphics Panel.
  • New compact UI to fit in any workspace.
  • NEW! Automatically name your Essential Graphics Panel Template to match your comp.

New in version 2.2 - Comp Name

  • Automatically name your Essential Graphics Panel Template to match your comp when the checkbox is enabled.
  • Match your comp name to the Essential Graphics Panel Template name without adding additional properties.
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    Transform Properties

    Transform properties are the most common layer properties added to the Essential Graphics Panel. Essential Namer 2 allows you to add the transform properties to the Essential Graphics Panel without having to twirl to your property of interest.

    EGP = Essential Graphics Panel
    A = Add Anchor point to EGP
    P = Add Position to EGP
    S = Add Scale to EGP
    R = Add Rotation to EGP
    T = Add Opacity to EGP
    SHIFT + A = Add All Transform Properties to EGP

    The default naming method is "Property Name - Layer name". Example: Position - Star

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    To omit the layer name, hold ALT while clicking the icon. Example: Position

    Options



    Source Text

    Besides transform properties, the source text is another common property added to the EGP. Select your text layer(s) and press ST to add a layer's source text to the EGP.

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    Selected Properties

    What about other properties? There's a button for that. Select any property in your comp to quickly add it to the EGP with the same flexibility in naming. The selected property option allows for multi-level naming (See the tutorial video for more information).

    Example: Rectangle 1: Color - Background

    Example: Fast Box Blur: Blur Radius - Background

    Custom



    Prefix

    Sometimes you need additional text added to your names as they are added to the EGP. Essential Namer 2 allows for custom prefixes to allow for your naming method to be "Prefix_Property Name - Layer Name" or "Prefix_Property Name".

    Example: MASTER_Positon - Star

    Example: MASTER_Position

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    Focus

    Skip the searching for your comp in the Essential Graphics panel drop-down menu. Quickly open the active comp with the focus button. SHIFT + Focus will bring up the help menu. 

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    One UI for All

    A compact UI allows Essential Namer 2 to find a home in just about any workspace.

     

     

    Upgrade Notice

    If you purchased Essential Namer after May 9, 2020 when it was a "Name Your Own Price" product you can get a discount equal to 100% of what you paid for it, if you purchased it before then you will get a discount equal to 50% of what you paid . So for example, if you paid $10 within the last year, you can get a $10 discount towards this new version. Simply login to the same account and the discount will be automatically applied. If you need any assistance please open a support request.

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