Null Swapper – Plexus/Particular Utility Script

Null Swapper Utility Script

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Update 11/25/13: Added AECC compatibility
Need a helping hand changing your 3D/2D Null layers into Light layers so you can use them for Plexus or Trapcode Particular? Well this short tutorial will show you how, plus you get a free script that does the actual work for you. HOORAH! 🙂

Free script? Yup, just look below the video for the download link. In the download you will get a .zip file that contains the NullSwapper_v1_5.jsxbin file and the NullSwapper.aep project file I use in the tutorial, so you can follow along if you like.

Right Click the link below and select “Save As”.

NullSwapper_v1_5.zip (CS5.5, CS6, AECC)

CHANGE LOG:
v1.5
– Added AECC compatibility
– Fixed version incompatible popup error on compatible AE versions. “You are running After Effects version ????. This script requires After Effects CS 5.5 or later.”
v1.2
– Added CS6 compatibility
– Minor code updates
v1.0
– Initial release

Script install locations:
MAC:
(dockable panel)
Master HD/Applications/Adobe After Effects CS5.5/Scripts/ScriptUI Panels/
(floating panel)
Master HD/Applications/Adobe After Effects CS5.5/Scripts/

PC:
(dockable panel)
C:Program FilesAdobeAdobe After Effects CS5.5Support FilesScriptsScriptUI Panels
(floating panel)
C:Program FilesAdobeAdobe After Effects CS5.5Support FilesScripts


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David Torno

David Torno is a Visual Effects professional based in Los Angeles. Developing and creating VFX since 2000, David has been a part of over ninety different productions. His work includes commercial, feature, music video, and multimedia projects. He is most widely known for his work on projects for such artists as Linkin Park (“Waiting for the End”, “New Divide”, “Burn it Down”), Flight of the Conchords (“Ladies of the World”), and Swedish House Mafia (Absolut Greyhound). During his free time, he creates video tutorials and After Effects scripts. David enjoys contributing to the visual effects community by offering helpful tools, and techniques that creative professionals around the world can benefit from.

  • Riccardo Granito

    No zip file.. only HTML.. Could you attach the zip with scipt? thanks

  • Misha

    Amazing script, thanks. Would be great if original Null layer IN/OUT were preserved.

    • David Torno

      Hi Misha, that should be possible. I’ll add it to my list of features updates.