Finally, brothers, foldable groups in After Effects timeline. Hurray!

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Old 08 August 2012   #1
Finally, brothers, foldable groups in After Effects timeline. Hurray!

http://www.goodmotion.se/?page_id=702

After years of waiting, I will finally be able to collapse layers in AE. Pre-comps are ok but most of the time, you get hundreds of pre-comps in your timeline.

OS X beta already out, Windows version suppose to come in 5 days.

5 days to wait... and I need it now.
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Old 08 August 2012   #2
looks like scripted solution for batch shy layer switching on/off, with no visual feedback that its a group. Im sure adobe will come up with better solution in AE CS 38
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Old 08 August 2012   #3
Handy tool I must admit. There are so many aspects of AE that makes it quite clumsy when working with complex compositions containing tons of layers. It becomes quite disorientating. I think it's mostly because you cannot place more than one piece of material on each layer. So even if you just have a very short element you need to stick into your composition you will still add one more layer to the comp, even if it's just a couple of frames.
 
Old 08 August 2012   #4
Looking good.

Next step: Folding groups that still render, even when folded in. (or do they?)

Last edited by Laserschwert : 08 August 2012 at 07:02 PM.
 
Old 08 August 2012   #5
Does this mean I won't have to spend time changing the 'Hide Layer' switches on a hundred layers? I'll really miss that.
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Old 08 August 2012   #6
Just tried it in OSX. Works as advertised. Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 08 August 2012   #7
Next step: Folding groups that still render, even when folded in. (or do they?)


It does exactly that.
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Old 08 August 2012   #8
Awesome!
And I was just having an argument with a studio colleague how a tool like this is needed in AE!
Can't wait to try it out!
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Old 08 August 2012   #9
So, today's the day?

I was wondering: How do scenes open on a PC that doesn't have this installed? Are there just some unused adjustment layers and some layers set to "shy", but everything works as usual?
 
Old 08 August 2012   #10
Layer Manger

There is a script useful to manage layers in AE.
http://andyeee.blogspot.tw/2011/09/layer-manger.html
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Old 08 August 2012   #11
Where is it?
 
Old 08 August 2012   #12
From their website:

We are sorry but the Windows version of GM FoldLayers will be a few days late due to programmer being home from work with a cold.
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Old 08 August 2012   #13
August 27 is the new date...

I so need this right now!
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Old 10 October 2012   #14
Any word on a PC version?
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Old 10 October 2012   #15
Not that I know... 27 october now. 2 months late and still no news. I've asked on their website. Hopefully it was not just hype.
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