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Mike MacKenzie
Easy way to reverse stacking order in timeline?
on Sep 27, 2010 at 6:15:06 pm

Hey everyone...

I suspect this is an easy one, but I cannot figure an easy answer...I'm hoping someone out there can.

Let's say I have a 100 layer comp, and I want to reverse the stacking order of the layers in the Timeline, so that the top layer is on the bottom, the 2nd layer is second from the bottom, etc. (again I mean Timeline stacking order, not position).

Is there a simple way to do this, or do I have to manually drag each layer down to where I want it on the Timeline?

Thanks!
-Mike

Motion Graphics Designer / Art Director
Boston, MA

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Steve Blacker
Re: Easy way to reverse stacking order in timeline?
on Sep 27, 2010 at 6:40:03 pm

Click the layer you want to be the first layer, shift click the layer you want to be the last layer, then cut (ctrl/cmd+x) and paste (ctrl/cmd+v). Voila!

It's only work if you'd rather be doing something else...


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Mike MacKenzie
Re: Easy way to reverse stacking order in timeline?
on Sep 27, 2010 at 6:44:08 pm

Thank you, this was super-easy and worked like a charm!
What a great, time-saving shortcut. I am naming my firstborn Steve Blacker, even if it's a girl!

Motion Graphics Designer / Art Director
Boston, MA

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2 x 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
10 GB 800 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM


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Steve Blacker
Re: Easy way to reverse stacking order in timeline?
on Sep 27, 2010 at 6:45:58 pm

Ha ha ha ha!

Glad to help.

It's only work if you'd rather be doing something else...


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Jeff Herring
Re: Easy way to reverse stacking order in timeline?
on Jul 15, 2016 at 4:12:22 am

...and 6 years later this sage advice still works. Thanks guys! You all stick rock as always!


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Mauricio Saleh
Re: Easy way to reverse stacking order in timeline?
on Sep 9, 2015 at 4:45:55 pm

Feel a little fool with this solution--- :/


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Martin Jaeger
Re: Easy way to reverse stacking order in timeline?
on Sep 27, 2010 at 6:47:20 pm

Select the bottom-most layer in your comp then shift-select the top-most layer in your comp (which should select all the layers). Copy. Delete. Paste. The stacking order should be reversed.



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Todd Kopriva
Re: Easy way to reverse stacking order in timeline?
on Sep 27, 2010 at 11:43:43 pm

All this and more:
"Change the stacking order for selected layers"

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