After Effects Script

Get Ouroboros 2 for FREE!

Ouroboros 2  is an After Effects script developed by Sander van Dijk and Remco Janssen and allows users to create multiple strokes on one path in After Effects.

Ouroboros 2 Quick Overview


  • Create centered Line, Square, Circle, and Triangle
  • Create multiple strokes on one single path
  • Color multiple strokes with one color control
  • Set random Stroke Width for each stroke
  • Maintain Stoke Width when original path scales
  • Set random Opacity for each stroke
  • Trim each stroke individually
  • Set a random length and offset on the path
  • Trim all the strokes using the original stroke
  • Link the Start and End to the original stroke
  • Delay the animation of each stroke over time
  • Randomize the time of delayed animations
  • Add a continuous speed to the strokes
  • Add random speed to each stroke
  • Keyframe the speed of all the strokes
  • Add Dots on the start and end of each line
  • Change the stroke direction
  • Change cap and join of all strokes
  • Change the random seed

Get Ouroboros 2

You can download it for free, or name your own price and send Sander and Remco a donation for their work!

Get it here.

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ButtCapper – The Free Stroke Cap Script for AE

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This hilariously named tool is an easy one click solution for changing stroke caps and joins in AE.  It has the potential to save you tons of time.  And did I mention, it’s free?

  • Change stroke caps with a single click
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Free: Pixelate It v2 for After Effects by Eyedesyn @adobeae #8-bit

Pixelate It has been updated!

EJ Hassenfratz of Eyedesyn has updated this retro script Pixelate It for After Effects that will pixelate selected layers in your comp with one click! Adjust the pixel size and color/contrast for a 8 or 16-bit, or custom-bit level look!

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  • A Dockable UI

Download the new version of Pixelate It at Eyedesyn – Thanks for Sharing!

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Download the largest collection of After Effects plugin match names in one pdf document along with a script to help contribute to the list.

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