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Advanced Scripts
Precomp Anchor Repo - Title
Basic Scripts


After Effects Free Script: Center Anchor Points for Shapes and Layers
  • Adjust a layer's anchor point to the center of the layer 

  • Adjust a shape group's anchor point to the center of the shape

    • Update: turns out this will only works for parametric shapes

    • For a superior anchor tool, check out Precomp Anchor Repo

Center Anchors - v0.11

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Label Colors - v1.2

  • Change label colors of selected layers.

  • Click: Change labels to selected color

  • + [Shift]: Narrow selection to layers with selected color. If no layers selected, select all matching layers in the comp.

  • + [Cmd/Ctrl]: Narrow selection by omitting layers with selected color. If no layers selected, select all non-matching layers in the comp.

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  • Randomly reorder the selected layers, shapes, masks, or effects)

Random Sort - v1.0

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Rasterize Layers - v0.11

  • Toggle the Continuously Rasterize/Collapse Transformations for all layers in the project

  • Option to skip layers containing selected effects

[Mac] Applications/Adobe After Effects <version>/Scripts/ScriptUI Panels   

[Windowss] Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects <version>\Support Files\Scripts\ScriptUI Panels

Installation Instructions

  1. Download

  2. Move the .jsxbin file to:                                                                                                                                                                                      

  3. Restart After Effects. 

  4. In the main menu, go to Window and find the script near the bottom.

  5. Enjoy!

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I love exercising my creativity in all aspects of film, from writing to cinematography to editing, but my true passion is utilizing software to create and transform visual worlds. I love discovering new ways to use After Effects and Illustrator to transport my imagination into reality.

In my free time I enjoy programming, studying language, and traversing my way through my never-ending reading list. Some additional topics that hold my fascination are technology, fitness, and meta-learning.

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