Trim to Layer

  • Compatibility After Effects
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Quick Overview

Trims the selected layer to the layer above, below or fit between the two

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Trims the selected layer to the layer above, below or fit between the two This should be useful for track mattes, glows, tint layers, adjustment layers, difference layers, etc.

Now with dockable UI, KBar and direct arguments support!


KBar Usage

You can trigger each function directly from a KBar button.

Add a "JSX/JSXBIN File" button and add one of the following arguments for each function:

  • Above
  • Below
  • Fit


KBar Example

Direct argument usage

You can also change the filename and put it in the 'Scripts' folder (not the ScriptUI Panels folder) and have it perform any of the arguments directly. Simply add a dash and the argument you want after the filename and before the extension. For example:

Trim To Layer-above.jsxbin

Will trim to the layer above.

The options are:

  • Trim To Layer-above.jsxbin
  • Trim To Layer-below.jsxbin
  • Trim To Layer-fit.jsxbin


After Effects 2020, CC 2019, CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015.3, CC 2015, CC 2014, CC, CS6
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