SPEED UP AND SIMPLIFY YOUR WORKFLOW
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.
HOW IT WORKS?
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).
HOW TO INSTALL?
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)