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New Tutorial: Scripting for AE
Jesse Toula on January 23, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Scripting for After Effects - Part 1

The first of a two part tutorial is online. In this tutorial, I will walk you through the basics for creating scripts for After Effects. Scripts can help to speed up your workflow and make repetitive tasks quick and easy. If you've never worked with scripts before, I reccommend you check out all of the different things that they can do:

Batch Frame Scripts

AEScripts

Part 1 takes you through some of the basic JavaScript concepts to give you a starting point for creating your tools. In the second part, which should be online soon, will get into the After Effects specific code and we will go through the creation of a simple script for After Effects.

This tutorial is not going to teach you everything about JavaScipt, only the very basics, so after watching, I reccommend doing some research on your own. I also advise that you download the After Effects Scripting Guide.

Alright, so lets get started writing some code:

Watch the Tutorial

De-Compose Beta
Jesse Toula on January 02, 2011 at 5:51 pm

So BatchFrame.com has been pretty quiet recently, but a lot has been going on. I am finally able to release a beta version of my first plugin for After Effects, De-Compose. De-Compose is not an effect, but a new function that shows up under the layer menu.

De-Compose is the opposite of pre-compose, allowing you to select a nested composition and extract all of its layers into the parent composition. It's as simple as selecting the pre-comp, setting a few options and clicking OK.

De-Compose is a free After Effects Plug-in and will remain free even when the first version is released. Download it and try it out. If you have any suggestions or comments, please leave them here. I'm trying to make this as useful and user-friendly as possible, so I'd love to here what you think.

Download De-Compose

Check out the other After Effects Extras from BatchFrame.