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Justin Hawley
How do I arrange layers according to their in point if they are not named sequentially?
on Apr 2, 2014 at 7:43:07 pm

Ok, trying this again.

So I imported a PPro project into AE and have a nice composition with a ton of layers in it. However, they are not in order. So my first clip may be on the top, and second clip is 3/4 down, etc.

How can I quickly arrange all of these layers based on their in point, so I don't have to scroll as much?

Thank you! Sorry to any of you who may have seen my previous post. I copied and pasted something from somewhere else when I had trouble posting here due to my internet connection. I'm sure it looked like spam! :)



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Brian Charles
Re: How do I arrange layers according to their in point if they are not named sequentially?
on Apr 2, 2014 at 11:03:17 pm

Use this script by Jeffrey R. Almasol, its still available though his site, redefinery is on hiatus.

http://www.motion-graphics-exchange.com/after-effects/Sorting-layers-rd-Kin...



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Justin Hawley
Re: How do I arrange layers according to their in point if they are not named sequentially?
on Apr 3, 2014 at 1:13:00 pm

Ok great. Looks promising. I'm new to using .jsx files. Could you le me know how to implement this solution?

Thank you!
Justin.



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Justin Hawley
Re: How do I arrange layers according to their in point if they are not named sequentially?
on Apr 3, 2014 at 1:17:53 pm

Ok, I found this page. I'm assuming it will work to put the file in my ScriptUI Panels folder in my Scripts folder at location C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CC\Support Files\Scripts\ScriptUI Panels

http://myaescripts.blogspot.com/p/script-usage.html



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Justin Hawley
Re: How do I arrange layers according to their in point if they are not named sequentially?
on Apr 3, 2014 at 1:31:46 pm

It worked BEAUTIFULLY! Thank you! :)



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Brian Charles
Re: How do I arrange layers according to their in point if they are not named sequentially?
on Apr 3, 2014 at 1:24:51 pm

Scripts automate application procedures.

You can find an overview of script installation and use here:

http://aescripts.com/knowledgebase/index/view/faq/how-to-install-and-run-sc...

If a script is installed in the Scripts folder it is accessed from the menu File > Scripts.

Scripts installed in the ScriptUI Panel folder are accessed from the Window menu.



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Justin Hawley
Re: How do I arrange layers according to their in point if they are not named sequentially?
on Apr 3, 2014 at 4:51:57 pm

Awesome. Thank you!



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Todd Kopriva
Re: How do I arrange layers according to their in point if they are not named sequentially?
on Sep 5, 2014 at 9:18:20 pm

Jeff Almasol's site is back up, and he's making his scripts available again:
http://bit.ly/AE_RD_scripts

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