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Welcome Welcome to my site. What I've tried to assemble here is a resource for folks that want to learn more about expressions and scripting in After Effects. It's been quite a while since I've had time to update things, but I'm hopeful that I'll be able to roll out new topics more frequently now. I have an enormous backlog of content, and I'm trying to organize and present it in a way that should answer many questions that come up repeatedly in the AE forums. If you have comments, questions, or find an error—please contact me..

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What's your favourite AE Script? » helloluxx I’m not sure if you use scripts in your day to day workflow, whether in After Effects, Cinema4D, or what ever application you choose to abuse. I recently asked a question on Twitter to find out which After Effects scripts were the favourites of my followers. I use a few scripts all the time and knew that my selection was limited.

Expressions From 1. Intertial Bounce Essentially, Inertial Bounce creates a bouncing motion of any parameter from one keyframe to the next, based on its velocity. Being that true “velocity” includes the vector (or traveling direction in 3D space), the bounce happens in whatever direction the object is traveling.

Expression Shorts - Read External Text Document by David Torno Welcome to the first episode of at least five at the moment in the Expression Shorts series. With this series I have put together some short tutorials on various After Effects Expression code that can be very handy. In these videos I will try not to get too deep into explaining the heavy details of the code, I've saved most of that for the article portion of these posts. Tutorial: After Effects Expression Debugging Techniques By Michele Yamazaki on Feb 11, 2014 at 12:00 AM It’s Tutorial Tuesday! Today we’re putting one new tutorial on our blog at the top of each hour for the next 24 hours. Here’s tutorial 4 of 24 and it’s a good one! After Effects Expressions I realize that expressions can be daunting, and some would rather copy and past useful code rather than learn the language. That’s cool with me. Therefore, I’d like to share with you my top 5 after effects expressions.

Command Line Fun: How to Flatten a Folder Hierarchy Updated March 7, 2012: A reader pointed out that the command line solution presented here only works if all files in the folder hierarchy have unique names. Please see the comments to this post for two ways to work around this limitation. Once upon a time, I knew most every command line operation that was available on a computer running Windows. Back in the day I even held a Microsoft Certified Professional title for MS-DOS. However, as time went by and Windows matured, I paid less and less attention to the command line and the enhancements that were made to it. Recently I was asked if I knew how to “flatten” a folder hierarchy.

After Effects Scripts This download contains scripts for editing keyboard shortcuts (KeyEd Up), launching scripts (Launch Pad), creating project folder hierarchies (Folder Setup), converting Adobe Swatch Exchange (.ase) files (Swatch You Want, kuler Shapes), modifying a composition's motion blur settings interactively (Active Shutter), doubling and arranging the layers in a composition for comparison purposes (Double-Up), setting up layers in After Effects for Encore menus (Encore Tools), separating shapes in a shape layer (Explode Shape Layer), and adjusting the alternate RAM preview setting interactively (Purview). To use, unzip the archive and place the contents in the Scripts folder located within the Adobe After Effects folder (Mac OS) or its enclosed Support Files folder (Windows). SUPPORT INFORMATION Provided by Adobe Systems, Inc. Additional extension information

Expression language reference Return type: Number or Array. Argument type: freq, amp, octaves, amp_mult, and t are Numbers. Randomly shakes (wiggles) the value of the property. freq value is the frequency in wiggles per second. amp value is the amplitude in units of the property to which it is applied. After Effects ExtendScript Training Complete Series by David Torno After Effects ExtendScript Training is a video training series on Adobe® ExtendScript for After Effects®. Below are direct links to the entire collection right here on PVC. Enjoy and please spread the word. The After Effects ExtendScript Training series is the first comprehensive video tutorial series focused on Adobe® ExtendScript. This fourteen hour long series covers all the basics of Javascript and ExtendScript to get a new user up and building their own scripts for After Effects.

Connect Layers - Rope, triangulation, spanning tree for After Effects This script connects the selected layers with segments or triangles created with shape layers. It was originally created to visualize Newton2 joints but as you will see, it can do much more. Rope Creates a single shape layer with a path connecting the selected layers (2D only). Use AutoBezier or Tension options to get rounded joint style.

31 Essential Scripts from If you have never used scripts before, you are missing out. These extensions to your After Effects arsenal can be invaluable. There are tons to choose from, they do a wide range of tasks, and new ones are being developed all the time. Lloyd Alvarez, our former editor actually runs, an online marketplace and central hub for everything scripts in the AE Universe. This is quite the script to start this roundup off with. For those of you that haven't heard of BG Renderer, it renders your videos and everything in your Render Queue, in the background... pretty straightforward. Plexus 2 This software ("the Software Product") and accompanying documentation is licensed and not sold. This Software Product is protected by copyright laws and treaties, as well as laws and treaties related to other forms of intellectual property. The author owns intellectual property rights in the Software Product.

Cluster v2.0 for After Effects - Plugins Reviews and Download free for CG Softwares [ #AfterEffects ] Cluster is a script for After Effects which allow you connect the objects in a couple of clicks. All connections is parametric so you can change them in a realtime. The script included 3 basic connections: linear, parent and recursion. You can create a more complex patterns with them. >> See Also: After Effects tutorial