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Essential Namer 2

  • Compatibility After Effects
    Please check exact version compatibility under the "COMPATIBILITY" tab below

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.


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

One Click

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


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.

  Source Text



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



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





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. 




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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