Folders in After Effects timeline
Timeline folders. We have them in Animate, Photoshop, Illustrator... precomps can utterly ruin your work and is NOT an alternatives to having a simple folder hierarchy - especially when dealing with shape layers or anything that requires continual rasterization.
Doug Lapsley commented
This would be SO helpful and would seem such a simple addition. Working on large timelines would be so much simpler if we could group the layers.
I cant wait to see it...
please upvote this idea maybe adobe will hear us!!
Oliver Geiss commented
This would be a perfect match: Folder.
But over several years this is a real topic in the forum.
I think it will never be realised, it's a pity.
Christian Benci commented
Folders just like in Photoshop. Simple and would dramatically improve productivity.
Sarah Peloquin commented
Agreed. I think of precomps as being like smart objects in Photoshop. If I had to make a smart object every time I wanted to group things together, that would be a nightmare. Often I want to group layers while still maintaining the visual context of the larger comp. This is not possible with a precomp. The only other option is to have an endless scroll of layers. Shy guy arguably helps with this, but I have yet to find a particularly productive way to use it in my workflow.