How to install an After Effects Script

how to install after effects script

If you're new to the world of After Effects scripts it can be a bit confusing as to where to put them on your computer, hopefully this guide will help clear things up!

For the purpose of this article, we'll use the example script brilliantly called: "EXAMPLE_SCRIPT.jsxbin"

Note: all our scripts come in .jsxbin format, sometimes scripts may be formatted in .jsx - luckily the process is the same.

Step 1. Put your script in the right place

This will vary slightly depending on your operating system:

For Mac users

Copy the "EXAMPLE_SCRIPT.jsxbin" script file to:

Applications\After Effects\Scripts\ScriptUI Panels

For Windows users:

Copy the "EXAMPLE_SCRIPT.jsxbin" script file to:

Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CC \Support Files\Scripts\ScriptUI Panels


Pretty straightforward, you need to close After Effects down and re-open it in order for it to recognise your script.

Step 3. Run your script

Your script should now show up at the bottom of the "Window" menu in After Effects

To run it, simply click the "EXAMPLE_SCRIPT.jsxbin" link

And that's it!

All the Loop After Effect scripts are also dockable, which means you can place them wherever you like in your After Effects layout!