rd: Statesman

This script displays a palette with controls for capturing multiple states of a composition’s layer settings, and quickly recalling any of them at a later time. You can capture and switch among up to 6 states of layer features, specifically a layer’s selection, A/V Features settings, and Switches settings.

To store the selected composition’s layer state, select the layer features from the Layer Features to Capture list, and then click the upward-pointing arrow corresponding to one of the six State buttons.

To recall a previously stored composition layer state, select the “target” composition in the Project panel, and then click the State button corresponding to the state you want to apply. The maximum number of layers affected is determined by the lower number of layers in the recalled state or in the current composition.

Note: This version of the script requires After Effects CS5 or later. It can be used as a dockable panel by placing the script in a ScriptUI Panels subfolder of the Scripts folder, and then choosing this script from the Window menu.

Originally requested by Stu Maschwitz.

rd: Statesman

revision history

v3.011-may-2013Added support for per-character 3D text, and Bicubic layer quality (CC and later). Updated minimum version to CS5, added small UI tweaks for CC, and cleaned up some code.
v2.018-aug-2007Requires AE CS3. Can work as a dockable panel or a palette. Revised layout to work as a resizeable panel, so no more expand/collapse button. Pixel Motion frame blending is now supported.
v1.017-jan-2006Initial release. Use for AE 7.0.