Group and isolate layers in After Effects.

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Current version:
10 months ago


After Effects
macOS | Windows


DuGR enables you to group layers in After Effects, and isolate the display of these groups. It is an essential tool to simplify the management of compositions with lots of layers, without any need to precompose!

Groups are shown with nice markers on the timeline, and DuGR can isolate these layers to help you work even if your comp is cluttered with hundreds of them.
Auto-Select / Filter by layer type, property, attribute…

Custom groups, by property, by type, by hierarchy…

You can also select and manipulate layers by type and attributes, for example to isolate all shape layers, find all layers with audio, find all layers without children or without parent, etc.

Lots of settings

DuGR has a lot of settings to let you customize the way layers are isolated. It also comes with a lot of different languages and the list (Ch’ti, English, Español, Esperanto, Français…) is constantly evolving, so that you may work with tools in the language you understand best. As many other tools we’re developping, Esperanto is proposed as a default international language instead of English.

An easy-to-use API, Scriptlets and keyboard shortcuts

DuGR provides a nice and easy-to-use Scripting API, to help developers include DuGR groups and features in their own scripts (as long as they’re also free software).

With the provided scriptlets (which are nice scripting examples using the DuGR API), you can easily assign keyboard shortcuts to DuGR features.

Download the API from Github, and read the reference on dugr.rxlab.io.

DuGR is fully compatible with Duik Ángela, which automatically assigns layers to useful DuGR custom groups.

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