Hai Le, Motion Graphics Designer coded an After Effects Script called Bingo, which includes some features and utilities to boost motion designer’s workflow. Bingo for After Effects is designed to help motion designers maintain a well organized AE project file.
With Bingo, you can quickly set up and organize a project in After Effects. It can also be used to create any element that you would need for your project.
Getting Started with Bingo
To install the script, extract the package, copy the files from the extracted folder and paste them into the ScriptUI Panels folder located at Adobe After Effects (your version) > Support Files > Scripts > ScriptUI Panels.
Additionally, it’s important to first open After Effects and within the Edit > Preferences > General, turn on “Allow Scripts to Write Files and Access Network” if not already enabled.
For the first run, launch After Effects and select the script from the window tab. Click on the “Install Component” button to make Bingo fully functional and restart After Effects. Just one time, then no need to do this process again.
Bingo for After Effects
Bingo is accessed as a dock-able panel in After Effects and offers three tabs to help out with your projects.
Project Creator tab
Under this tab, you will find all the things necessary to set up and create items for your project. Give your project a name, add a name for your composition panel, set the frame rate, duration, background color and more.
Project Creator tab also offers tools for quickly exporting still frames. Select stills from your project and create style frames, or snap of a frame for output. You can even create, swap or offset layers with the Project Creator tab in Bingo.
Clean tab offers various tools which lets you optimize your project assets with the click of a button. You can get rid of unused files in the project. This will also generate a report of what was done. The clean tab also has a button for reducing the project.
You can organize your composition panel in After Effects by setting up layer groups and different colors for them.
The render tab in Bingo has all the necessary things needed to quickly create a render from the projects. Users can easily set up output directories, encoding formats, resolution, duration, and preview render settings.
Bingo for After Effects has everything you need to keep your Motion Design project organized, all in one place so that it is easily accessible, and always at your hand.
In short, Bingo can be used to:
- Create new projects with well-organized folders.
- Create style frames from selected frames.
- Snapshot any current frame and save it as jpeg file.
- Retrieve/edit/import/export exp file with Expression editor.
- Remove unwanted assets from the project.
- Clean the project.
- Create a render from the project.
After Effects CC 2014 or later is required for proper functioning of this script.