Quick Shape Layer Navigation

You have a simple problem: a Shape Layer in your comp has many, many Groups. Maybe you imported an Illustrator file and converted it to Shapes, hoping to get access to the path for that one squircle because a rounded rectangle will not do. You just need to be able to track that shape down.Continue reading “Quick Shape Layer Navigation”

AE Scripting: How and Why.

I’ll start by saying this: After Effects can be a frustrating program. There are lots of usability features that should be built into the program by default. Adobe knows this, thankfully, and gives us the tools to add them ourselves by way of third-party extensions and scripts (via extendscript). Products of After Effects scripting, onContinue reading “AE Scripting: How and Why.”

The need for a launcher.

(Apologies in advance for this not being a tutorial. Here’s a link to download my launcher to dissect.) If you’ve dabbled in After Effects scripting, you know how messy your File > Scripts… and Window menus can get with all those .jsx listings. Those one-off scripts you write and load into AE really stack up.Continue reading “The need for a launcher.”

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About Me

I’m an Animation Director in MA. I enjoy writing After Effects scripts and expressions. Please help yourself. If any of that stuff is of use to you, feel free to buy me a coffee.

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