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ExtendScript: After Effects Scripting

The ExtendScript Toolkit (ESTK) is a scripting language and utility that comes with Adobe Creative Suite and other Adobe applications such as After Effects, Photoshop, and more. Below are a few tutorials on how you can use ExtendScript. It has been around a long time and most people don’t really know much about it. Scripting is not for everyone but if you gravitate toward code, you might learn a few tricks!

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After Effects ExtendScript Training: Ep. 1 – 19

David Torno has a series that is posted at ProVideo Coalition. “With this final episode, I would like to thank my family, friends, and everyone who showed their support and patience. This series started out as just a mind map file on my iPad back in 2012 and bloomed very quickly into something so much more than I was expecting. I am so happy that many of you are finding this series helpful and I appreciate all the feedback you have given. Please continue to spread the word about this valuable, free, learning tool. Now it’s back into the think tank for me to develop the next series idea.”

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ExtendScript Tutorial – How to Make Basic Scripts for After Effects

NT Productions gives you the basics on creating scripts in After Effects. He suggests that you learn Javascript first, but you don’t have to. He also suggests consulting the After Effects Scripting Guide.


ExtendScript Tutorial: Embed Project Info in a Script

NT Productions shows you how to store instructions in just one line of code. Here’s how!

ExtendScript Tutorial – How to Make a Dockable Script

Another from NT Productions, learn how to make a dockable UI script.

ExtendScript Tutorial: Copy and Paste Effects

And one more from NT Productions. They have a lot of ExtendScript tutorials on YouTube so if you’re interested in learning more about ExtendScripting, check out their YouTube Channel.