Streamline your workflow and unlock new creative possibilities with the 20+ best Adobe After Effects scripts For 2024.
Adobe After Effects scripts are an invaluable asset that enables you to automate tasks and streamline processes as well as workflows. With scripts, you can effortlessly automate animation sequences, apply complex effects, and do much more with just a few clicks.
Therefore, we have come up with a list of the 20 best Adobe After Effects scripts that will help you reclaim your precious time and increase your productivity. Each script has been carefully selected by our editorial team based on its functionality, usability, and impact on the After Effects community.
Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a newcomer to the world of After Effects, our curated list of the best After Effects scripts will help you navigate through the vast landscape of available scripts and make informed choices about the ones that best suit your needs.
Push the boundaries of what’s possible and let your imagination run wild with the help of these innovative scripts that are a must-have for any motion graphic designer.
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TD MOGRT Creator is an After Effects Script designed to convert After Effects Project (AEP) to Motion Graphics Template (MOGRT) for Premiere Pro. You just need to select your composition and click on the Magic Button. The script will take care of everything else.
This After Effects Script features 500+ ultra high-quality ready-made animated shapes, animated titles, transitions, lower thirds, and more. Shapes Titles Creator script is great for creating presentations, explainer videos, and typography projects. All elements are created in Ultra High Definition 4K (UHD) resolution so you can easily resize and get the absolute best resolution.
3. Pro Motion
Pro Motion is an all-in-one After Effects Script with over 35 different functions.
Quick Note Lock Layer To Comp Center Quick Custo Expressions Fake 3D/Extrude Easing Sliders Market Control Keyframe Interpolation Flip: Horizontally, Vertically Eases Copy: Across Projects Reverse Layers Order Anchor Point Trim Layer To Keyframes Bounce Hover Elastic Keyframes Controller Anticipation Wiggle Clone Keyframes Shredder Add Null Arrange Layers Line cap Sequence Layers Line join Loop in/out Text Break: Lines, Words, Letters Rename Tool Explode Shape Layers Line Connector Link It Select Similar Properties Link To This Property Color Palette Tool Lock It Un-Lock It And More…
You can learn more about each function by downloading the Pro Motion PDF Document.
After Effects removed the ability to export GIFs and H.264 files and moved them to the Media Encoder. To solve this problem and make things easier, Renderer After Effects Script was created. The renderer is a modern, minimalistic tool for exporting videos, GIFs, or sequences in one click directly from After Effects without any third-party plugin.
An easy solution to creating perfect whiteboard animations is Auto Whiteboard AE Script. Auto Whiteboard provides more than 60 drawing options including Marker, Pencil, Pen, Eraser, etc. that can be used individually or in combinations. Within a couple of minutes, you can create whiteboard animations like a pro. This AE script is designed to save an enormous time.
Artificial Intelligence Titles come with 200 starting presets powered to create over 100,000 layouts and animation variations. No matter the text or font you choose, AIT redesigns position, scale, mask, animations, and everything else instantly.
SF-Subtitles is an After Effects Script to create subtitles for your videos with dynamic backgrounds. You can render the subtitles with the video or export them as SRT and many other formats to use in any media player.
B-roll Autopilot is an automated editing tool for creating backgrounds and b-roll sequences. Simply select the clips you want to use, enter an editing speed, and click Create Sequence. B-roll Autopilot adds your clips to a new composition, splits them into segments, shuffles, and sequences them. As a final touch, random timing is added to give the sequence a natural editing rhythm.
Icons Composer is an After Effects Script to create high-quality flat animated icons. This script contains 243 icons, 9 animated design concepts, and 8 animated backgrounds. All you have to do is browse the existing icon categories and click the icon you want to be loaded inside your After Effects project.
10. Crow Notes
Crow Notes is an After Effects script that allows you to save, rename, and access many different notes by using commands and dropdown menus. It comes with a clean dockable user interface and is compatible with After Effects CS3 and above versions.
Find And Replace After Effects Script helps you to change layer names, effects names, and expressions very quickly. Just input what you want to replace and select where you want to change it. That’s it!
Quick Subtitles V3.0 is an After Effects Script that’ll help you sync any text to audio. It is basically the easiest way to create subtitles in After Effects. This script is YouTube-ready, which means you can export the subtitles as SRT files and upload them as a closed caption. There are various formatting options available as well. You can set text background, link width, and typing animation.
13. 3D Photo Maker
3D Photo Maker is a script for Adobe After Effects to animate 2D photos in a 3D scene with just a few clicks. You can choose elements in your 2D image to animate by aligning a grid on it. For instance, you can choose to animate only the sky, leaving all other elements still. As you are working in a 3D environment, you can enable the depth of field, getting an even more realistic 3D effect.
This motion toolkit is an all-in-one package for Motion Graphics artists and UI designers. It’s got multiple tools for all your projects. Some of the most helpful ones are transition composer, 4K ready-made transition pack, parallax builder, expression helper, particle composer, camera tools and rigs, and sound library.
Text Animator Suite After Effects script gives you the power and freedom to animate text in a few simple steps. The script can randomly generate animated text based on the transform properties you select along with frequency, duration, and amplitude settings. With Text Animator Suite, there is no need to invent animations, the script will do it for you. The ‘Add Random Animation‘ button in the script UI panel always generates a different animation when clicked.
Creating animations in After Effects is a complicated task and you’ll often end up with tons of keyframes. KeysBinder is an After Effects script that converts such multiple keyframes to 2 keyframes. What you get is just a start and end keyframe for any animation, no matter how complex it is. You can then control the animation with the help of slider and checkbox controls.
Chartz is a data visualization After Effects script that creates animated bar charts from CSV files. It is very minimalistic and comes with a user-friendly easy-to-use interface.
Watercolor Motion Kit allows you to create unique, artistic watercolor designs and animate them with a click. This is the easiest possible way to create professional watercolor artwork from your images. As everything is layered, it gives you lots of creative controls to easily customize your results.
19. Handwriting Kit
The handwriting kit is an After Effects script that converts any text into animated handwriting. It is ideal to animate signatures or use them anywhere in your videos or photos.
No more static boring icons. Preview everything live with AEViewer2 for After Effects. This script is fast and simple. It helps you convert all compositions, folders, and presets intro gif files for quick previews. Live Preview organizes all your footage in one place so that you can browse by categories using the same folder structure as in After Effects.
21. Easy Expression
As easy as it sounds, this script helps you quickly add expressions in After Effects. There are tons of expressions that can be applied to a position, scale, rotation, and other AE properties. Create bounce, wiggle, elastic, and all kinds of animations with Easy Expression script. The user interface is very simple. It comes with a floating/dockable panel where you can choose one or multiple expressions at once.
mControl is an automatic control-generating tool for After Effects that is very useful for creating one-click controls for your After Effect project or to create custom controls for some properties. It is a very powerful After Effects script as it can create separate controls for the X, Y, and Z properties of any layer. It works with Transformation as well as ‘Effects’ properties.