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See "Change the stacking order for selected layers".1 person found this helpful
"When you copy (or cut) and paste layers, the layers are pasted so that they appear from top to bottom in the Timeline panel in the same order in which they were selected before the copy (or cut) operation. You can Ctrl-click (Windows) or Command-click (Mac OS) layers to select them in any arbitrary order, cut them, and then immediately paste them to reorder the layers in the order in which they were selected."
So, from this, you see that you can select a group of layers from top to bottom, cut them, and then immediately paste to have them pasted in reverse order, from bottom to top.
The script by Jeff Almasol that is linked to from that page is also very handy.
There's a "ReverseLayerOrder" script in the "Demos" sub-folder of your script folder that should take care of the matter.
Yes, the 'select from the bottom up' cut and paste method works great! Nice and simple. Thanks!
Neat, I didn't even know about the scripts folder. That was an interesting find!
Yeah, there's a lot of nifty stuff in the scripts included with After Effects. There's even more nifty stuff in the various places linked to from the "Scripts" section of After Effects Help on the Web. I'm especially a fan of the utility scripts from Jeff Almasol.
Is there any kind of documentation about what the scripts actually do? I just see the script files themselves.
> Is there any kind of documentation about what the scripts
> actually do? I just see the script files themselves.
Run the Demo Palette script. Click the '?' (question mark) button in that palette. A dialog box will open that briefly explains the scripts. These scripts are really simple, though; we presumed that the names would pretty much say it all. We included these scripts as a quick demonstration of what scripts can do more than as useful features that would require full documentation.
The scripts that people provide on the various websites linked to from the "Scripts" section tend to come with good descriptions and instructions.
Cool. I'll check those out. Thanks...