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Shy Filters After Effects Script


Shy Filters is a toolbar designed for easy isolating group of layers. Bunch of ready-made filters can help you to get focus on essential part of your project.


Clicking on filter hides unwanted layers using their "shy" property. Shy layers are also locked to be sure that no accidental change will happen for them. 


Selected - focus on layers which are actually selected

Selected and Later - layers which starts in the same or later time than selected one

In Current Time - layers which are present on timeline in current time

In Work Area - layers which fits to work area

Parents and Children - layers which are parents or are parented

Godfathers - top parents in composition

Solo - layers which are in solo mode

Enabled - enabled layers, which has "eye" icon toggled on.

With Audio - sound layers and video layers which has audio

Masked - layers which has mask paths

Track Matted with Matte - layers which use this option

With Transform Keys - layers which has any movement or opacity animation made with keys

Filter by Layer type - Text, Solid, Camera, Light, Null, Shape, Adjustment Layer

Filter by Color - filters by label color assigned to layer


Toolbar is fully responsive and customizable. You can hide rare used buttons or show them on second, less exposed toolbar (with another instance of the script).


Copy downloaded script file to folder:
Adobe After Effects (version number)/Support Files/Scripts/ScriptUI Panels/

Run or restart After Effects - script will be available in menu Window.


V1.1 - Added key modifiers
Shift - for cumulation of filters
Ctrl - layers are hidden also in a viewer
Alt - filters are applied only in a viewer (so stays visible in timeline)
(Ctrl & Alt modifiers proposal by Kevin Snyder)

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  • Working with versionsCS6, CC 2014, CC 2015, CC 2017, CC 2018


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