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5 Top Layer Management Scripts for After Effects

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When you're editing, time-saving tools can be essential to cost and sanity! Get to grips with your project layers by trying some of the best, professionally-made management scripts for After Effects. Check out some of our favourites, available from Envato Market.

Top Layer Management Scripts for After Effects

Layer Manager 4

Featured After Effects Script

Boost your productivity with this layer managing script for After Effects.

Key Features

This script is perfect for huge compositions, to help keep everything well organised. You can use it for character rigging, to separate characters by parts and work on them independently from each other. The script will work with over 1,000 layers and also for stand-alone projects if you need to send them on to someone else.

  • Applications: After Effects
  • Requirements: No plugins needed
  • Author: Tniich
Layer Manager 4 is available with a from Envato Market for $27.

Alternative Layer Management Scripts for After Effects

If this Layer Management script isn't what you're looking for, we've got you covered. How about these great alternatives for After Effects, from Envato Market?

Layer Render Manager - $39

Batch render your compositions with this layer manager for AE. It's easy to add extra comps to your queue, like logos, watermarks or visual effects.

Easy Layers Tools, Editing, Mounting for Workflow - $15

This AE toolbar helps you optimise your workflow by letting you easily edit and mount your layers. Align layers, invert them, or add effects in just a click.

Randomize and Cascade Layers - $11

This layer management script features a dockable panel where you can randomise and cascade your layers. It's easy to use and works with After Effects CC 2017 and above.

Advanced Layer Select Tool - $29

Simplify your editing with this AE layer management script. Select all your layers based on a label colour or type, lock or unlock all your layers, plus easy layer selection. 

Top Templates for After Effects

If you'd like to see some After Effects templates that might work well with your video project and are available as part of a subscription to Envato Elements rather than pay as you go, here are a few of our favourites.

Call Out Pack

Add stylish and easy-to-read callouts to your video with this template for After Effects. Perfect for product labels like price, size and specifications, or for adding other essential information that wouldn't work as well in a lower third or panel.

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Call Out Pack / Envato Elements

Quick Logo Bundle: Bouncy Logo Parts

If you've got a logo that can be broken up into parts - like a word - then you'll love this set of quick logo stings. The download includes seven unique options with bouncy animations. They're 4k compatible and work with AE CS5 or above. You don't need any plugins to use this; Optical Flare is used, but pre-rendered.

NFT Glass Collections

Show off your NFT collections in style with this After Effects templates, styled like a card collection, with space for artwork, artist's name, title and price.

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NFT Glass Collections / Envato Elements

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How We Picked

We looked at projects and considered all kinds of variables, including organization, complexity, experience required and overall difficulty, minimum hardware specifications, included versions and options, formats, resolution, file size, dependencies and required plug-ins (if any), language options, software versions supported, style, design, and cost. You can read more about how we select items at How We Pick Items to Feature on Envato Tuts+.

About the Authors

Marie Gardiner wrote this. Jackson Couse edited and published it.

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Did you try some of our featured items? Let us know on the Envato forums. We love to see what you create!

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