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Automate the creation of layers

LayerGenerators is a collection of 3 tools for After Effects to automate the creation of layers.

These tools are particularly useful when a large number of layers is required, and when these layers cannot be obtained by just duplicating an existing layer.

They have been designed during the development of our plug-in Pastiche, when we realized that it would be great to have a tool to quickly generate a bunch of elements to start playing. They can be used to create text layers, solids (possibly with masks and effects) and vector shapes.

AlphabetFromText

This tool generates ASCII alphabet with the font style of the  elected text layer. Each character is placed on individual layer. It also provides options to generate digits and punctuation marks, to center anchor point in layer content, and to use shape layers instead of text.

Solidity

This tool allows you to easily create a large number of colored solids, or to colorize existing layers (solid, text, or shape layers).
The generated solids can possibly inherit properties from an initial solid (e.g., masks or effects).
The Colorize option allows you to color the created solids or existing layers. You can select one the 60 color presets, or create your own palette.
For text and shape layers, you can choose to affect the Fill color, the Stroke color, or both.

VectorIcons

This tool generates icons as shape layers. You can choose among 3000 vector icons from 6 popular icon sets. Icons can be either created by group (for instance “all brand icons”), or individually.
Since icons are created with shape layer, they can be resized without loosing quality. However, for convenience you can specify the initial icon size. All icons are filled in white.

MAIN FEATURES

  • Intuitive and easy to use: click and go! Avoid tedious and repetitive work
  • Fast and robust: create hundreds of layers in a matter of seconds
  • Each tool does one thing, but it does it right
  • Perfect companion for tools like PASTICHE and NEWTON2

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Paravent

Fold and unfold layer painlessly!

This free script creates a controllable folding screen animation from the selected project item. You can choose the direction, the number of panels, folding decay, decay order to completely customize your animation.

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USAGE

  1. Select a project item (footage, precomp or solid)
  2. Specify the number of panels and the folding direction and decay
  3. Click on Create, a new “Paravent” comp is built.

Compatibility : After Effects CS5, CS6, CC

Quick Start Guide

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TextBox

Easily add a box behind your text layer.

This free script creates a rectangular shape behind every selected text layer. You can add padding, roundness and set the box color or add a random one.

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USAGE

Select some text layers
Click on Create
Compatibility : After Effects CS5, CS6, CC

Free material license

These scripts are copyrighted by Motion Boutique.
They are free for personal and commercial use but come “as is” with no warranty nor any free personal support.
Redistribution in any form is not allowed, instead always link to www.motionboutique.com for correct files.
By downloading any of these scripts, you agree the above terms.

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ASCII Generator

Music “Daft Punk – Get Lucky (Dualtrax Chiptune Cover)” by dualtrax

This After Effects script allows you to transform the content of the selected text layers into ASCII art. Credits must go to Patrick Gillepsie who wrote the hard part with his implementation of the FIGfont spec in JavaScript.

You may want to take a look at all fonts provided by the script: ASCII Fonts Grid

usage

Select at least one text layer
Choose an ASCII font
Click on Generate

Compatibility: CS5, CS6, and CC (and perhaps with older versions but not tested).

Quick Start Guide

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Create Gear

While browsing one of the Adobe Community forums to get info on Illustrator scripting, I came across this post and immediately thought it would be cool to port his script to After Effects. Gears are great shapes that can be used in various situations, but they are even better when you can animate them…

Create Gear panel

Note: There is an AE shape preset called Gear, but it uses 3 Polystars, 1 Ellipse and 3 Merge Path to create the gear (which makes adjustments more difficult).

USAGE

Activate a comp
Click on Create

Free material license

These scripts are copyrighted by Motion Boutique.
They are free for personal and commercial use but come “as is” with no warranty nor any free personal support.
Redistribution in any form is not allowed, instead always link to www.motionboutique.com for correct files.
By downloading any of these scripts, you agree the above terms.

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Connect Layers

This script connects the selected layers with segments or triangles created with shape layers.

It was originally created to visualize Newton2 joints but as you will see, it can do much more.

Rope

Creates a single shape layer with a path connecting the selected layers (2D only). Use AutoBezier or Tension options to get rounded joint style.

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Spanning Tree

Computes minimum spanning tree and draws each edge with a shape layer (2D and 3D support).
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Triangulation

Triangulates the selected layers and draws each edge with a shape layer (2D and 3D support). If you want filled triangles (not just the edges), activate the Fill Triangles switch in the Options dialog. By default they will be filled with the same color, but you can also choose a source layer to colorize them.
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 Note that for functions that create shape keyframes (Triangulation with Filled Triangles turned on, and Rope), keyframing is done within the comp work area.

Quick start guide

USAGE

Compatibility: For AE CS6 or later

Current version:
1.08 – Initial release – May 2013

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Note: Everything in the promo video has been done in After Effects CS6.

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3D Options

This After Effects script displays a palette that allows you to quickly modify the Geometry and Material options of the selected layers. If you want the panel to be dockable, place it into ScriptUI Panels folder.

USAGE:

  • Select some 3D layers.
  • Execute the script and modify parameters.
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Linking layers to Trapcode Particular easily

In this tutorial, you will see how to create many lights at once that will work as emitters in Particular (and other plugins like Plexus…) using our CreateParticularLights script.

UPDATE:

22/05/2014: v1.2 Hide and shy source layers added.
20/05/2014: v1.1 Script has been to support shape layers.
02/10/2013: Script has been updated!

Free material license

These scripts are copyrighted by Motion Boutique.
They are free for personal and commercial use but come “as is” with no warranty nor any free personal support.
Redistribution in any form is not allowed, instead always link to www.motionboutique.com for correct files.
By downloading any of these scripts, you agree the above terms.

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Content Aware Fill

Quick experimentation attempting to use Photoshop’s Content Aware Fill feature on a video (actually images sequence).

TUTORIAL

USAGE

1. Open a video in After Effects and export it to a sequence of images
2. Using AE’s Tracker, track a point through the sequence
3. Select the track point, and execute the script posted below
4. Open Photoshop CS5 or CS6, and run the script ‘psBatchContentAwareFill.jsx’ created in step 3

Free material license

These scripts are copyrighted by Motion Boutique.
They are free for personal and commercial use but come “as is” with no warranty nor any free personal support.
Redistribution in any form is not allowed, instead always link to www.motionboutique.com for correct files.
By downloading any of these scripts, you agree the above terms.

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