After Effects | Tips for Accessing Layer Controls Through the Composition Search Field

Vic Garcia shares a great tip for using the After Effects Composition Search field for speeding up your animation workflow by accessing specific elements as you work.

In the After Effects Comp Panel, right out in plane sight is a familiar search field for sifting through layers in the timeline. What may not be familiar is the fact that the search field can access not just layers, but attributes and sublayers as well

how to use the very useful Comp Search Field in After Effects

Vic shows how you are able to show specific items in the After Effects Composition, such as trim paths, or animated elements, opacity, or any other attribute, illustrating that the composition search can find and show more than simply layer names.