Orbit After Effects Script

With the orbit script for After Effects you can easily put any layer into an orbit with just one click.

Just select the layer you want to put into an orbit, and hit the button, the script does all the hard work for you and sets up the orbit instantly.

If no layers are selected, the script will create a brand new orbitting moon for you.


  • Orbit Script
  • Requires After Effects CC 2018 or later

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Creating orbits in After Effects

There are many ways of creating orbits in After Effects, and pretty much every single method is pretty tedious. With orbit, it couldn't be simpler: just select the layers you want to put into orbit, choose the size of the orbit and hit go.

Customise your orbit

The script also adds a control null for each orbit created, here you can customise the size of the orbit (how far away from the centre the orbitting satellite is), as well as adjusting the orientation of the orbit too.

Adding expressions such as "time*50" to the orientation of an orbit helps add a little extra variance to the animation for some pretty cool results.

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