Helix DNA After Effects Script - Create a 3D double helix in After Effects

About the script:

The Helix DNA After Effects script creates a 3D DNA double helix animation in After Effects at the touch of a button.

DNA After Effects animations can take time to put together, with Helix all you have to do is select the number of strands you need and hit go. The script does all the hard work for you and creates a DNA double helix in moments.

The double helix animation is completely customisable and powered by a control null that spins in the Y direction to produce the standard 3D helix effect.

Learn more about the Helix script

Works with:

Requires After Effects CC 2018 or later

Installing the script:

Choose the licence that suits your needs:

Solo Licence: £9.99

The Solo licence is designed for individuals and only covers this script.

Install and use the script on 1 computer at a time.

This means if you install the script on a second computer, the first computer you registered the script on will stop working.

Purchase Solo Licence

Team Licence: £12.99 per month

The Team licence gives you access to all the loop scripts.

Also includes access to all the Loop presets

Install and use the script on as many computers as you like.

The Team licence requires an active subscription. If you cancel your subscription the scripts will no longer work. Cancel at any time.

Subscribe to the Team Licence

Learn more about the Helix script:

A ready made DNA double helix animation in After Effects

There are a few different ways of creating DNA double helix animations in After Effects, each of which takes quite a bit of time to perfect and get right.

With the Helix DNA After Effects script, all you need to do is select the number of strands you'd like to use and hit go! The script does all the heavy lifting and in moments you'll have a 3D double helix animation ready to go.

Customise the look and feel of your DNA

The animated double helix that's created is made entirely of After Effects shape layers, which means you can completely customise the look and feel of the elements.

The Helix DNA After Effects script also creates a control null for the double helix animation so you can easily change the colours, the rotation of the helix, the spacing, and the size of the strands.

Experiment with different colours and styles to make the DNA After Effects animations your own.

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Choose your colour

Customise the look and feel of your helix

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I install the script?

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The Loop Licence Keys

Where is my licence key?

When you purchase a script you will be sent a licence Key via email.

This licence key is also available via the script's product page in your Gumroad Library.

How do I use my licence key?

Once you have installed your script you will be prompted to enter your licence key. Copy and paste the full licence key into the text box and press the "Activate" button.

Having trouble? Read the FAQ below.

The really important bit:

Before you install any of the Loop scripts you have to enable the "Allow Scripts to Write Files and Access Network" setting.

Go to: Edit > Preferences > Scripting & Expressions and make sure the "Allow Scripts to Write Files and Access Network" checbox is ticked.

Please note: An active internet connection is also required for verification.

Choose the licence that suits your needs:

Solo Licence: £9.99

The Solo licence is designed for individuals and only covers this script.

Install and use the script on 1 computer at a time.

This means if you install the script on a second computer, the first computer you registered the script on will stop working.

Purchase Solo Licence

Team Licence: £12.99 per month

The Team licence gives you access to all the loop scripts.

Also includes access to all the Loop presets

Install and use the script on as many computers as you like.

The Team licence requires an active subscription. If you cancel your subscription the scripts will no longer work. Cancel at any time.

Subscribe to the Team Licence

Frequently Asked Questions about the licence

Where is my licence key?

Your licence key is sent to you via email. It is also available via the script's product page in your Gumroad Library.

Why do I keep being asked to provide my licence key?

Each licence allows you to use the script on a set number of workstations. For example: the solo licence allows you to use the script on two workstations at a time.

If you or someone else tries to use the script on a third computer then the first person who registered the script will be logged out and you will need to provide the key again.

If you need access to the script from more than two workstations either purchase another individual licence, or subscribe to a team licence.

My licence key isn't working

Please try all of the following before sending an email:

  1. Make sure you're inputting the full and exact licence key without any extra spaces at the start or end.
  2. Please check you are actively connected to the internet.
  3. If you're still having trouble please email: [email protected]

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