Handy Renamer is the fastest way to name layers is Adobe After Effects for character animation.
I got tired of renaming layers in After Effects for my characters. I tried different scripts that I found online, but I couldn't find one that could perform the task quickly and not break existing expressions.
So, I created Handy Renamer. What makes Handy Renamer a great tool for character animation?
Presets to rename layers for the most common character components
Automatically select the next layer after naming the current layer (the default direction is down, but use the modifier key CTRL to move up)
If you use nulls with your layers, add a suffix to your layer name. SHIFT = _Start and ALT = _End
Add a custom prefix to your layer name by adding text to the input box
Updates existing expressions to reflect the new layer name.
Need to skip a layer? Buttons in the script allow you to quickly move up and down your layer stack.