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Bas Mooij
Adding new layer -> possible directly in layer stack instead of on top?
on Aug 15, 2012 at 12:04:46 pm

Every time you add a new layer, it will by default be added at the top of the layer stack. I am looking for an option when you insert a layer, it will be directly created within the layer stack (so above the currently selected layer instead of ontop). This way I don't have to find my way again to layer #253 and dragging / pasting the newly add adjustment layer or whatever..

Any way to do this? Would be a big time saver! (In comparison, when you add a new object / null in Cinema 4D while holding shift it automaticaaly appears as a child of currently selected object / item).

Thanks in advance!


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Vishesh Arora
Re: Adding new layer -> possible directly in layer stack instead of on top?
on Aug 15, 2012 at 3:13:26 pm

Mr. Mooij
Here is a small trick that I have tried for you and it works fine.
Follow the steps below:

1. In the timeline panel. Type the layer number in the search bar(near to the time code) above which you want to add new layer say 253.
2. Now layer 253 will only be visible.
3. Now add a new adjustment layer or null point or anything that u want using keyboard shortcut. Now only two layers will be visible - layer number 253 and and newly added one.
4. Now select the newly added layer and bring it down to layer 253. Now that layer will be layer number 254.
5. Now drag it above the first layer. This way it will take the number 254.
(Make sure that no. 253 is there in the search bar while following the steps)

I hope this is what you want.

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Bas Mooij
Re: Adding new layer -> possible directly in layer stack instead of on top?
on Aug 21, 2012 at 3:43:03 pm

Thanks,
Still sounds like quite some steps for what could be me made more easy. Maybe in CS7 :)


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