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20 Premium After Effects Scripts

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Adobe After Effects is an industry-standard digital effects tool for video compositing, motion graphics design and animation. It's often used in filmmaking and television post-production and the web.

To learn more, read our Introduction To The Basics Of After Effects Scripting.

Videohive, part of Envato Market, features in excess of 260,960 royalty-free video files with prices starting at just $4.00 for stock footage, motion graphics, project files and more, including resources for After Effects.

With a plethora of After Effects scripts available, Videohive is the perfect destination to discover new ideas to incorporate into your projects.

Scripts for Animation

1. JustDraw

JustDraw is a script for Adobe After Effects that provides a simple way to make movie simulating drawing process either directly in AE or over the footage or text.

  • No need to shoot a video
  • No drawing skills required
  • No problem with timing
  • Automatic stroke alignment and animation in the sequence
  • Simple timing with two parameters: total animation length and interval between strokes
  • Hand simulation option for more natural movement
  • Constant speed option for more smooth movement
  • All AE paint tools compatibility: Brush, Clone Stamp, Eraser

2. Low Poly .OBJ Importer

Low Poly .OBJ Importer for After Effects allows to add 3D lowpoly .obj models to your project. A model is converted into a set of 3D layers in a single composition. 

You can use simple shaders to control its colour and transparency. Projects created in this way do not require any plugins.

3. Repeater Script

Repeater Script helps you to animate many similar layers by changing few parameters. Achieve spectacular results with control layers; no need to copy and paste keyframes for every layer.

The script can repeat layers in linear, rectangular or circular modes. With control over all transformation parameters of elements—position, rotation, scale, opacity— you can make transitions rando, change wave options and animate them all with keyframes. 

Features include:

  • Easy-to-use friendly interface
  • Compatible with After Effects CS6 and higher
  • Compatible with Windows and Mac
  • Use Expression Universaliser
  • PDF manual and video tutorial included
  • Customer support
  • Free updates

4. GIF Magick

GIF Magick is a simple script for Adobe After Effects that allows you to create a GIF with one click. 

It's easy. GIF Magick requires no special knowledge and has user-friendly interface. It enables you to create animated GIFs without the need for Photoshop.

Features include:

  • Adjust GIF transition speed
  • Optimise GIF
  • Loop option

5. Motion Mode

Motion Mode is a script based on base interpolation and bezier curves algorithm that quickly produces smooth animation.

Motion Mode is ideal for creating animated transitions between complex compositions with many animated elements. It's ideal for transitions between different animated loops of characters.

Features include:

  • Creation of smooth transitions between animated layers in one-click
  • Simple interface
  • Work in full automatic mode
  • Video Tutorial included

6. Infocharts - Bar Graph

Infocharts – Bar Graph is an After Effects script created to help you realise animated custom bart charts in a couple clicks. The generated chart can be furtherly customized to your need, it makes a great base for your own infographic projects.

Features include:

  • Automatic bar chart creation
  • Automatic animation of the chart
  • Live Preview (change and watch the results in realtime)
  • Easy to customise (colours, fonts,..)
  • Load and Save data from CSV files
  • Load and Save theme/preset of your chart (colors, font size,..)
  • Load settings from generated composition
  • Chart controller layer in the generated comp (change colours, bar thickness,.. )

Scripts for Text Animation 

7. Flip Board Text Animation

Flip Board Text animation is a creative After Effects script that works for 3 flip modes: single text, text to text or counter. 

Features include:

  • Change colors, animation offset, randomize, fonts size, tracking and more
  • Use any font
  • No plugins required
  • Universalized expression (works with any AE’s language)
  • After Effects CC and above
  • Video tutorial
  • Well organized project

8. AbcAnimator 

AbcAnimator is designed to facilitate creation and use of animated fonts. With this script you can quickly make animated version of any font you choose and use it with ease.

  • Generate alphabet using template composition or composition settings
  • Add any number of controllers in you font
  • Duplicate font folder and customize it in font controller composition
  • Type your text with static font and replace it with animated version in just one click

9. Text Animator Suite

Text Animator Suite allows you to create any animation, for text, in just a few clicks. Incorporating many animation effects, select chosen options and click to animate.

Random animation is possible for those times you're lacking inspiration.

Features include:

  • Toolkit for creating animation text
  • Multiple settings
  • Random animation effects
  • Customised expression for animation
  • Simple and clear UI

10. 2D Parallaxer

2D Parallaxer is a script for Adobe After Effects that creates simple side-scrolling animation that is customisable and easy to use.

  • Create new compositions at the desired size, frame rate and length. 
  • Run the script to add 2D Parallaxer to your new composition. 
  • Choose between horizontal and vertical parallax 
  • Choose between the number of parallaxing layers 

The script creates and organises the necessary elements in your project file and composition without the use of 3D layers or a camera.

Easily add footage between your parallaxing layers in your main composition, and parent those added layers to your moving elements through script-generated nulls.

11. Credit Smith

Credit Smith is an After Effects script that enables the creation of credits for videos. An easy-to-use user interface ensures that even the creation of complex credits is made simple.

  • Create scrolling credits
  • Create fading credits
  • Create credits quickly and easily

12. Curva

Curva is an After Effects script for creating smooth animations of paths based on Bezier algorithms. Curva is perfect for animating the appearance of letters, floral shapes and other such vector objects.

Features include:

  • Animation appearance of shapes with just a few clicks
  • Adjust the type of animation by curve, as well as in native Graph Editor
  • Select a template type animation—linear, ease, ease-in, ease-in-out, ease-out
  • Comfortable and pleasant interface
  • Time-saving tool

Scripts for Layers

13. Layer Manager 3 

Layer Manager 3 helps manage layers, particularly in large huge compositions. Designed to make working with multiple layers easy, it will save you loads of time.

Requiring no special knowledge, Layer Manager 3 has a user-friendly, intuitive interface that works well even with compositions that have more than 1,000 layers.

15. Magic Layers Pro

Magic Layers Pro is a layer transformation controller that is applied on layers on the x, y or z axes to achieve a multitude of effects.

The layer transform controller can slice layer, mask to layer, move anchor point, transform animation, split text and an advanced camera rig allows you to create more effective and interesting animations.

Scripts for Slideshows

16. 3D Slideshow Creator

3D Slideshow Creator enables you to create slideshows or presentations where everything is under your control, including:

  • Schemes of position and rotation of footage
  • Duration of footage show
  • Size of footage
  • Camera settings
  • Colour of backgrounds and frames
  • Add your own backgrounds, frames or design elements

Including 25 slideshow schemes, no further plugins are required.

17. Prismatic Slideshow Generator

Prismatic Slideshow Generator replicates the classic three-side prismatic panel. It may be used for indoor and outdoor advertising displays, billboards, posters and the like. 

The slideshow is optional, you can use this panel as a basis for new project or insert it an existing project. It is possible to use several panels in one project. 

Options include:

  • Horizontal or vertical orientation
  • Unlimited slides
  • Unlimited duration
  • Any size
  • Variable geometry

18. Instant Slideshow Creator

Instant Slideshow Creator is a fully automated After Effects Slideshow Creator. 

It is designed to save you time and money. All you have to do is import your images, run the script, and you’re on your way to a customised slideshow in seconds! 

Options include:

  • Customise picture order
  • Select duration per slide
  • Create composition with simple inputs
  • Animate a slideshow 
  • Automatically add to render queue
  • Include video content

Other Scripts

19. Beat Editor

Beat Editor is an After Effects script that enables you to easily generate a graph of the audio track against which you can map animations or change layers.

This script helps you to create engaging presentations where visual information changes coincide with the beat or change in the accompanying audio track.

Script features include:

  • Expand a graph to see detail
  • Add markers manually
  • Add markers automatically by tempo grid or by peaks
  • Add, remove and replace markers
  • change colour and position
  • type BPM to generate tempo grid by 1/4,1/8 and 1/16 tempo
  • alignment layers by markers
  • add property keys in six styles of animation

20. Darth Fader

Darth Fader is an After Effects script tool that creates and controls transitions in just a few clicks. Using three options—expressions, auto keyframes and markers—it is quick and easy to create and control opacity transition.

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