Designer of effects and experiences, author at LinkedIn Learning (lynda.com) and Adobe Press (After Effects Studio Techniques).

After Effects Script of the Week: pt Panorama

After Effects Script of the Week: pt Panorama

Thanks to Photoshop and the iPhone, creating a single, arbitrarily wide panoramic image made up of a series of still images, stitched together, has never been simpler. First you shoot…

After Effects Script of the Week: pt TextEdit

After Effects Script of the Week: pt TextEdit

Motion graphics involves strange things sometimes, and in particular, text can animate here, there, anywhere, sometimes en masse. Not only is there no limit to the volume of text you…

After Effects Script of the Week: Change Render Locations

After Effects Script of the Week: Change Render Locations

Change Render Locations is included with the regular After Effects installation – go ahead, look under File > Scripts, there it is – and it solves one tedious After Effects…

After Effects Script of the Week: pt ExpressEdit

After Effects Script of the Week: pt ExpressEdit

Expressions are among the most powerful additions you can make to your After Effects game. They are also fragile; set up 4 dozen staggered dependency layers to create a pattern…

After Effects Script of the Week: MochaImport

After Effects Script of the Week: MochaImport

My number one tip for anyone who needs to do tracking in After Effects is to break open the installation of mocha for After Effects (or “mocha AE&#8221…

After Effects Script of the Week: KeyTweak

After Effects Script of the Week: KeyTweak

Note: This is an ongoing series that features one After Effects script a week. For an overview on scripts, check out the debut post. Just this morning, I found myself…

After Effects Script of the Week: pt EffectSearch

After Effects Script of the Week: pt EffectSearch

Note: this article is part of an ongoing series that features one After Effects script a week. For an overview on scripts, check out the debut post. The problem: You…

After Effects Script of the Week: Immigration

After Effects Script of the Week: Immigration

Ask any veteran After Effects artist who uses scripts which ones should really be built right into the application and among the top handful for most artists will be Immigration…

Script of the Week: Shortcut Key Reference

Script of the Week: Shortcut Key Reference

This week’s script of the week does not, by itself, replace any multiple-step tasks in After Effects for you, yet it may have the most power overall…

Script of the Week: True Comp Duplicator

Script of the Week: True Comp Duplicator

Note: this is the fourth in a series featuring one After Effects script a week, now appearing at the beginning of each week. For an overview on scripts, check out…