There are many things After Effects should take from Cinema 4D. One of them is the ability to hide an object from the viewport, but have it show up in the render. There are many ways you can do this in Cinema 4D (visibility switch, layers, etc.), but none in After Effects.

When working in After Effects, I will often have many layers and effects where I consider my work to be done. I know that what is on those layers is good to go, but having them visible slows down my previews and the responsiveness of the app. I don’t need to see everything at all time and I just want them out of the way while I work. Sure, I can manually toggle the visibility switch for each layer I want to hide, but this requires a lot of manual operations to toggle many of them on and off. There is no native way to do this, but there is a way.