Free Compose

  • Compatibility After Effects
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Author: Steven Twigg

Price:
$29.99
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Quick Overview

Group messy layers without breaking expressions or parenting. Much like a pre-compose you can open in the same layer stack.

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Full features list in the GIFs below.

What can I do with Free Compose?

NewMake

Group any layers.

Select any layers and hit the 'Make Group' button. Hold alt if you don't want layers parented.


NewShow

Show and hide layers or groups

Show all the layers, or hold alt to show only a group's nested group layers.



NewMove

Move groups' layers easily in the timeline

Move all your groups' contained layers in the timeline just by moving the group.


NewCutoffs

Doesn't cut off layer content like pre composing does

Group things right in place, don't worry about whether they'll be cut off.


NewEffects

Add FX by groups

Simply add or remove effects from a group layer and control from there. Nested groups' effects are ordered accordingly.



NewMasks

Mask groups while keeping layers accessible

Easily mask a group's layers by adding a mask to the group layer. Masks can be set to calculate before or after any effect. Layers are easily moved inside the mask almost like a track matte.


NewVisAud

Control Visibility & Audibility

Control the group layers' visibility and audibility with prior state remembered.


NewStretch

Time Stretch

Stretch the group. Stretch the layers.


NewDuplicate

Duplicate Groups

Duplicate groups with one simple click.



NewAnchor

Nested groups parented at average positions

By default, groups are parented logically at the layers' average position. Change this at any time, even after animating.




Fully compatible with Adobe's 2021 release and beta products.
After Effects 2021, 2020, CC 2019, CC 2018