The Selector Script:
Bulk layer selection for After Effects

Saves you time and effort by automatically selecting all the layers above or below a selected layer. No more mega-scrolling the timeline necessary.

About the script:

Selector is a super handy script for After Effects, at the touch of a button you can select all layers above or below the current layer. No more getting lost scrolling up and down the composition window, just choose the layer and hit Go!

The script is available for free by choosing £0 at the checkout, anything above £0 will help us develop more scripts in future!

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How the Selector script works

The usual process for selecting multiple layers is: Scroll to the top of your comp, hold shift on the keyboard, click on the top or bottom layers, then scroll all the way back to where you were.

No more! Just select your layer, choose above or below, and hit go! Selector does the rest.

Additional options

Choose to unlock and select any layers that have been locked.
Skip layers that have been marked as "Shy"

Unlock or skip layers

Choose to unlock all layers or skip the shy ones, the choice is yours!

Is it really that much quicker than selecting the layers by hand?

This really depends on how many layers you have, the script was created while working on a project with over 500 layers in a composition.

Testing the script in this composition, it took around 6 seconds for the script to select all the layers, whereas completing the action by hand took around 10 seconds.

The beauty of the script, is that you select the layers without having to scroll the composition window, so you never lose your place and can carry on editing without worrying about if you've selected all the layers.

Is this After Effects script Free?

The selector script is available on a "Pay what you like" basis, this means the script is available for free by choosing £0 at the checkout, or you can choose to pay the suggested price of £3.99 which will go towards future development of more scripts.

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