Free After Effects Scripts

The scripts below are all either free, or available on a pay what you like basis.

This means you can download any of these After Effects scripts free of charge simply by entering: 0 in the price box when you're taken to the purchase page on Gumroad.

The suggested price is just what we think the script is worth. If you choose to pay for the script this will go towards the upkeep of the site and enables more scripts and resources to be developed.

If you like these free after effects scripts, check out our other After Effects scripts on the site.

Need help installing a script?

Read our handy guide on how to install an After Effects script.

FAQ about the free After Effects Scripts

Are these scripts free?

Yes! You can download any of the scripts on this page for free by entering 0 on the product purchase page.

How do you install an After Effects Script?

It's super quick and easy, just read this page on How to install an After Effects Script

Are After Effects Expressions the same as After Effects Scripts?

After Effects Scripts are different things entirely to After Effects expressions. Scripts are separate files you download and install to extend the functionality of After Effects whereas expressions are little snippets of code that are applied to layers within After Effects.

What is an After Effects Script?

Scripts for After Effects are incredibly powerful, and come in all shapes and sizes. Usually, After Effect scripts are designed to automate particular tasks that may be difficult or take a long time if done manually.

To put it simply, scripts for After Effects are basically a set of instructions that After Effects will run through to perform a particular task or tasks.

Take our Numero script for example, this script creates a sliding number counter in After Effects. Now, to create this effect manually usually requires a lot of effort: multiple layers have to be created, after effects expressions have to be remembered and put in the right place, track mattes have to be applied... it all takes quite a long time. The Numero After Effect script automates the entire process for you though, so all you have to do is provide some numbers and hit the Go button.

If you've used Photoshop Actions before, then After Effects scripts are very similar, they can produce complex effects at the touch of a button, or automate the boring tasks you never like doing.

If you're interested in learning more about scripts for After Effects, take a look at our blog post: What are After Effects Scripts?

The Loop After Effects scripts are all designed to help save you time and effort when working with After Effects.

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Take a look at some of our other After Effects products on offer, or check out our business resources for motion designers section for a collection of items to help improve your animation and motion design business.

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