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Change layer color (or add a UI feedback) if a layer is off

Explorer ,
Oct 24, 2022 Oct 24, 2022

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Hey,
When a layer is off with the eye shut, the layer in the stack should also be grey out (or textured differently).
Keys frame would be available and we should be able to move the layer as normal...
but we need a visual feedback to easily identify witch layer is on or off.

It is confusing to search for the good layer as it is right now in.

Premier is doing it well and it should be implemented in AE also.

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Adobe Employee , Jan 25, 2023 Jan 25, 2023

Thanks @olivierbe & @JAKE BOHRINGER! This is a really great idea.

 

Jake, I've merged your post with this existing request so we can keep track of the upvotes.

 

Thanks again!

- John, After Effects Engineering Team  

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Explorer ,
Jan 25, 2023 Jan 25, 2023

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When the visibility on a layer is disabled, the layer could become grayed-out in the timeline.


This would allow for quicker identification and readability of which layers in the comp are not visually contributing to the final result.


This could function similarly to how clips appear grayed-out when they're disabled in Premiere.
If you don't think this is something all users would want, you could add an option for it in the 'Appearance' preferences.

 

I've attached a concept image of what I have in mind.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 25, 2023 Jan 25, 2023

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Thanks @olivierbe & @JAKE BOHRINGER! This is a really great idea.

 

Jake, I've merged your post with this existing request so we can keep track of the upvotes.

 

Thanks again!

- John, After Effects Engineering Team  

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Explorer ,
Feb 24, 2023 Feb 24, 2023

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@JohnColombo Thanks.

I think it would be great if this applied to disabled effects as well, similar to how it works in Premiere.

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