A small new tool for After Effects by RenderTom, Tomas Sinkunas, will allow you to easily set label colors and select label groups with a single click.

Set label colors and select label groups with a single button click. Works both for composition and project panel items.

New to aescripts + aeplugins is Label Toolbar. Simply select a layers or an item in the Ae timeline or project panel, and set a color to all of them in one click.

Label Toolbar has an easy way to filter through label colors so you can quickly see which labels are used in the composition you are working on.

Sadly, label colors are one of a handful of ways that you can manage your layers in Ae — none of which really provide a great solution. This is why tools like Label Toolbar are so important.

Label Toolbar features:

  • Filter (F) – shows witch labels are used in the current composition or the project panel. Alt+Click will filter unused ones;
  • Back (B) – brings back all available color swatches;
  • Settings (S) – opens up Settings window to customise keyboard combination;
  • Swatch size mode – fixed size or auto (size adjusts to the panel width and height);
  • Swatch size – if size is set to auto then this is the minimal size swatch can resize to. Else – fixed swatch size;
  • Panel orientation – horizontal or vertical alignment;
  • Set color – keyboard shortcut (+ click) to set label color for selected layer or item;
  • Affect layer & item – if selected layer has a source or an item is used in composition, then they both get same label color at once;
  • Select layers/items – select layers in composition or items in project panel that have current label color;
  • Append to selection – add current label color to collection of selected layers;
  • Select all except – select all layers or items except the ones that have current label color;
  • Remove from selection – removes current label color from collection of selected layers;