Control timeline properties from the effects panel - Effects panel to Properties panel
Camera layers, Lights, Sound, these layers will never have effects applied to them, why would we display an empty effects panel and waste AE screen real-estate, while it could be the perfect place to control the properties for these layers?
Think about other properties like shape layers for example and how easy it would be to just control their properties in the effect/properties panel!
Here is how that could work: http://www.sandervandijk.tv/after-effects-features/effects#property-controls
Storm adv commented
Why not think of making it possible to view the properties of a layer in another window or panel other than the default one at the height of the timeline, a bit like effects or filters, to avoid opening many lines in the timeline, it would be really useful to improve your workflow, thanks.
Saar Oz commented
This is very well done
Steve Ogden commented
Thank you Sander! ...and at the very least, just do SOMETHING to make the properties of shape layers more navigable with shortcuts.TWIRL TWIRL TWIRL TWIRL TWIRL! Acccck!
Nazmul Haque commented
Thank you Ian Davies , I just noticed that. Thank you for your clarification. I am gonna surely vote for it.
Ian Davies commented
@nazmul You misunderstand. The 'property controls' panel is not an existing feature, it's an idea mocked up by Sander to show how it could work. If you think you'd find such a feature useful then you can vote for it. And then Adobe will most likely ignore you.
Rene Andritsch commented
This would be beneficial to every animator! Please consider implementing a “Property Panel” as it is part of PS, AI and InDesign as well! This would make it easier for users who deal with AE for the first time and make it easier to discover as well. Thanks!
Ryan Chrzanowski commented
This sounds like a great idea. Either way, some type of rework or option to configure a panel like this would be very useful
John Myers commented
It's sad to see so many good ideas with plenty of votes not receive even the slightest acknowledgment from Adobe, much less be under review. Adobe, you do realize how few of these requests, other than outright bug reports, you deign to consider?
Dominic Quiros commented
Still for it.
Still no changes.
Ian Crane commented
This would help me so much... Big Vote
Give Adobe a brake. They are working ******* restoring proportional scaling in Photoshop.
Ian Davies commented
Very nicely thought out and presented. Cannot overstate how useful and necessary something like this is.
And yet… posted 9 months ago, 4th most popular suggestion on the whole site, and not a peep from Adobe. Kind of says it all.
Matthias Stoll commented
It looks great how Sander shows in the video. Right now, the only way to work (a little bit) efficiently is the search function of the timeline. The idea by Sander to have the search function also in this new effect/properties panel is also great!
Yes, Please.. This will save a lot of time!!!
Jacob Weber commented
Zach Zombek commented
The efficiency here would be unreal!!
Alec Cummings commented
Demonstration of how this could work: https://vimeo.com/138263848