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Automatically insert selected items when creating a folder in project tab

Explorer ,
Apr 29, 2024 Apr 29, 2024

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When I'm tidying up my project window, I select some elements form the list of it (for example all the imported footage) then i press on the "create new folder" icon and I loose the selection. So I have to re-select all the elements form the list and drag it into the new folder which is annoying. This happens to me every time! When creating a new folder, I would love if after effects would notice that a bunch of stuff is already selected in the project window and put it all in the new folder. What do you think?

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Community Expert , Apr 29, 2024 Apr 29, 2024

If you select the items and drag them into the folder icon at the bottom of the Project panel this will create a new folder with the items inside. I beleive this is based on Photoshop's way of grouping layers.

I assume this is why they don't have the behavior you suggest. 

I would prefer a different command for what you suggested though like Premiere Pro's New Bin frm Selection.

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Apr 29, 2024 Apr 29, 2024

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If you select the items and drag them into the folder icon at the bottom of the Project panel this will create a new folder with the items inside. I beleive this is based on Photoshop's way of grouping layers.

I assume this is why they don't have the behavior you suggest. 

I would prefer a different command for what you suggested though like Premiere Pro's New Bin frm Selection.

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May 01, 2024 May 01, 2024

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Hey thepixelsmith thanks! I didn't know I could do that!

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