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Delete empty layers in Animate?

Explorer ,
Nov 08, 2023 Nov 08, 2023

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Hi there!

I'm sure this topic go through many apps, not only Animate.

Many time I receive layouts with many empty layers and of course I delete them, but there also are inbetween some non empty layers, so I have to select one by one in order to delete them.

So, is there a way to delete empty layers automatically in Animate?

Thanks in advance!

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Community Expert , Nov 08, 2023 Nov 08, 2023

This one will delete the selected layers in the current timeline:

var doc = fl.getDocumentDOM();
var timeline = doc.getTimeline();
var layers = timeline.layers;
var selectedLayers = timeline.getSelectedLayers().reverse();

selectedLayers.forEach(function(selectedLayerIndex)
{
	var isEmpty = true;
	var layer = layers[selectedLayerIndex];
	
	layer.frames.some(function(frame, index)
	{
		if (!frame.isEmpty)
		{
			isEmpty = false;
			return true;
		}
	});
	
	if (isEmpty)
		timeline.deleteLayer(sele
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you could use jsfl to do that.

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Hi.

 

This JSFL script will delete all empty layers in the whole document. Make sure to save your file first and/or to create a backup copy.

https://github.com/joao-cesar/adobe/tree/master/animate%20cc/jsfl/remove_all_empty_layers

 

Just download it and double-click on it to run.

 

Regards,

JC

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This one will delete the selected layers in the current timeline:

var doc = fl.getDocumentDOM();
var timeline = doc.getTimeline();
var layers = timeline.layers;
var selectedLayers = timeline.getSelectedLayers().reverse();

selectedLayers.forEach(function(selectedLayerIndex)
{
	var isEmpty = true;
	var layer = layers[selectedLayerIndex];
	
	layer.frames.some(function(frame, index)
	{
		if (!frame.isEmpty)
		{
			isEmpty = false;
			return true;
		}
	});
	
	if (isEmpty)
		timeline.deleteLayer(selectedLayerIndex);		
});

 

This one will delete all empty layers in the current timeline:

var doc = fl.getDocumentDOM();
var timeline = doc.getTimeline();
var layers = timeline.layers.reverse();
var total = layers.length;
var count = 0;
var deleted = 0;

layers.forEach(function(layer)
{
	count++;
	
	if (layer.layerType !== "folder")
	{
		var isEmpty = true;
	
		layer.frames.some(function(frame)
		{
			if (!frame.isEmpty)
			{
				isEmpty = false;
				return true;
			}
		});
		
		if (isEmpty)
		{
			timeline.deleteLayer(total - count);
			deleted++;
		}			
	}			
});

fl.trace(deleted + " of " + layers.length + " layer(s) deleted.");

 

Regards,

JC

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Wow! That worked perfectly!

Many thanks, dude! ❤️

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Awesome! You're welcome!

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