Top 10 Adobe After Effects scripts for motion graphic artists
Top 10 Adobe After Effects scripts for motion graphic artists

Top 10 Adobe After Effects scripts for motion graphic artists

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In this era of motion graphics, there are numerous plug-ins and scripts to help you to achieve the desired results. Some are famous and easy to remember but most them of are not known and lost in this sea of internet. There are so many small scripts and plugins that are very useful and can be most important part of your daily animation but most of the time we ignore them or didn’t get proper information for lack of marketing and promotions. Since I love internet and always try to find out some useful stuff from nowhere in this sea. Here I am giving you the information of top 10 adobe After Effects new scripts from for motion graphics artists that recently I got to know them.

  1. : This one is from my favorite website “motion design school“. As they know the best about motion graphics so they have created some amazing plugins and scripts for motion designer . Super morphing is one of them. What you can do? well, you can transform an object into another one. There is always something to morph in a project, for instance, morphing one icon into another, or making a transition between scenes. Truth is, nicely done morphing are one of the secrets to the best motion design animations. Normally this would be a tedious task but not anymore! their features are Morph any object in one click, Multiple morphing with many objects, Apply Trails, Apply Slicer, Easy Customization.

2. : Wont you stuck when you need to do whiteboard animation and you have to move your pen along with the paths? it is very time consuming indeed! even I have suffered a lot with this problem. Wayfinder is a solution I must say. It allows you to attach and guide artwork along shapes layers… even complicated or animated ones! Select your shape layer, press a button, and get nulls attached to the outline of the shape! Each null has controls for position and offset. The main shape layer gains controls for trim and offset. You can also select existing layers to attach them directly. Continue animating the shape layer after the layers have been attached! amazing isn’t it? Lets see this video and you will come to know the benefit of this script.

3. : Are you doing explainer video or kinetic typography animation? Want some folding and unfolding effects that can be done with few clicks? well, lets try this one and you will be happy and productive instantly!

4. : An amazing product of Motion Boutique. this plugin can make impossible things possible in after effects. Till now the best plugin or script to create and handle layer collages. Though ” Newton” is well-known plugin from motion boutique but I prefer this one a lot due to its simplicity and usability. Even I tried and created one of animation for new year greetings, which you can check it on my YouTube channel. this new version is Pastiche2 and it has features like, New distribution method that pushes the layers towards the darkest or the most opaque areas, You can now set the color (fill, outline or both) of your shape layers depending on your source, Make your animations loop , added two new spatial interpolation methods, elastic and steps.

5. : AE Pixel Sorter was the first tool to bring the pixel sorting glitch effect available for motion designers and video editors within After Effects. Experimenting with Pixel Sorting just became so much easier! Since its launch it had a huge success in Broadcast TV, Live performances, VJs, Music Videos, Video Games, Photography and even Apparel.

6. : This is the script that I was badly looking for several years! have you seen those 3d like softbody animation on YouTube or Vimeo where soft shapes or spheres are colliding with each others and you wonder how to achieve such animation on after effects? so here is this plugin to solve your problem. lets check this tutorial from motion desk:

7. : Do you use Maxon Cinema4D , where you can morph multiple camera one by one? here is the script you can do it inside after effects too! with this tool you can morph multiple after effects camera movement in one go !

8. : If you love Mograph in C4d and wonder how to do it in after effects without writing heavy scripts, here is the solution for you. use this plugin and get full control of your properties of shapes and layers without writing scripts! complecated animations are served easily with the help of this plugin!

9. : this is brand new kid in this block and has amazing potential in animation, specially realigning layers in different layouts! Flex Line Rigs are all about working with single rows or columns, whereas Flex Grid Rigs are for more complicated scenarios in which you have multiple rows or columns operating as a cohesive system.

10. : Forget loop and ping pong scripts and use this small script for you continuous random motion of your objects in after effects. Create a sense of movement and continuous state for any object, use this and have fun!

Well, these are my recent top 10 useful scripts for motion designers. I tried to avoid well known plugins or scripts like newton, lockdown, ease wizz and all but tried to bring some new useful scripts that can be helpful for all motion graphics designers. If you find some new amazing scripts, please let me know in the comments.

Till then See you soon !

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