Waterfall - Advanced echo for After Effects

About the script:

The Waterfall Script for After Effects helps you create a more in-depth echo effect at the touch of a button. Just select your layers, choose how many copies you want, and hit go!

Unlike the standard echo effect in After Effects, the Waterfall Script creates actual duplicates of your animation, so each copy is a precomposition. This means you have complete control over how each iteration looks and feels.

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Works with:

After Effects CC 2019 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 Waterfall Script:

An echo, but with different colours

The Waterfall script was born out of a need to create a multicoloured echo in After Effects. That's why the script has two checkboxes to add either a Fill effect, or a tint effect to each of the copies it creates.

You're in control

To help simplify things, the Waterfall script creates a control layer for you. This control layer allows you to dynamically change the time offset, reverse the motion trail, and control the fill & tint effects all from one easy to use location.

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Just add text

Waterfall works particularly well with animated text layers in After Effects too!

Colour copy

By default the Waterfall script randomly chooses colours for each layer from a set colour palette. However, the script also has an option to copy the colour palette from an existing Waterfall control layer.

This means that once you've set up one colour palette in your composition, you can easily copy it to any further Waterfalls you create.

After Effects template included

When you download the script there's also a free After Effects template included that gives you a behind the scenes look at how each of the examples on this page was created.

As well as being able to see the examples on this page, there are also a couple of other examples included too - hopefully this is something that will be added to over the years to help build a nice resource of what the script can do.

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Reverse the motion

There's also an option to reverse the motion trail which comes in handy when producing transitions like this one

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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