Highlight - Automated text highlighting in After Effects

About the script:

The Highlight script takes all the hard work out of highlighting text in After Effects.

Here's how to highlight text in After Effects with the script: All you have to do is select your text layer, enter the text you want to highlight, and hit the highlight button. The script then does all the hard work for you, perfectly placing your new highlight lines behind your chosen word or phrase.

Want to create an animated underline instead of a highlight? Just check the underline option in the script panel and hit go!

Learn more about the Highlight Script

Works with:

Requires After Effects CC 2017 or later

Installing the script:

Choose the licence that suits your needs:

Solo Licence: £14.99

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 Highlight Script:

Highlighted text in After Effects

Highlighting text in After Effects

The process for creating animated highlight lines in After Effects is usually pretty boring, first you have to create the shape layer, then create the line in the right place, perhaps adding animation to it if you need it. Then if you want to change the text you've highlighted you need to duplicate the text layer and position it in the right place... all of which you then have to repeat for every word or phrase you want to highlight.

That's why the Highlight script was created, to automate this entire process and make your life much easier! So, if you're wondering how to highlight text in After Effects, look no further than the highlight script.

Creating an animated underline in After Effects

Sometimes you may only need to underline text in After Effects, rather than creating a full highlight. Luckily, the highlight script also has an underline option!

This means you can now underline text in After Effects at the touch of a button, just select the underline option, hit go, and the script will set up your perfectly positioned animated underline in moments. So if you're looking for a quick way to underline text in Afer Effects, highlight has you covered.

Use the script to create perfectly sized text mattes

Another advantage to the highlight script is that the highlight lines can also be repurposed as perfectly sized text mattes in After Effects. All you need to do is move the highlight line above your text layer and set the text to use it as a track matte and you've got a perfect matte in seconds.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Will the script work with different fonts?

Yes! The script is setup to work with pretty much all fonts.

Does the script work with paragraph box text?

If you're using paragraph text layers rather than standard layers the script will still work, you just have to make sure there are line breaks at the end of each line within the box (at the end of each line, hit the return key to create a new line).

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: £14.99

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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