Version 1.6 for Adobe After Effects CS6 and Up
Don’t stay home without them.
EDC, as in “everyday carry” — the stuff you don’t leave the house without. Whenever I install a new version of After Effects, these are the handy little timesaving presets that I drop in first.
These are not all fancy effects. Most are atomic utilities that I reach for constantly. Shortcuts to common settings, better defaults for often-used effects, or better interfaces for commonly-used expressions.
I’ll update this set from time to time, and you’ll receive a fresh download link every time I do. It’s like subscribing to my personal After Effects toolbox.
31 presets and growing.
Here are just a few:
Set the R, G and B gain using a standard Color Picker control. A very basic color corrector.
Creates a ramp of hues in X.
Creates a white-to-black radial ramp from the center of the layer to the upper left corner.
Creates a white-to-black radial ramp from the center of the layer to the left edge.
Draws a customizable arrow on your image. Learn more.
Replaces the R, G and B channels with the contents of the R channel.
Replaces the R, G and B channels with the Luminance of RGB.
Blacks out the G and B channels, leaving only R.
Best thumbnail ever.
A slick UI with some nice options for everyone's favorite expression, wiggle(). Learn more.
Easy and powerful setup for aiming one layer at another. Learn more.
Force a layer to snap to integer pixels. Toggle switches let you constrain Position or Anchor Point values, or both.
Animate a 2D layer in X and Y by choosing exactly how many pixels it should move per frame. Learn more.
Converts log images to linear light using standard Kodak Cineon settings.
Better default settings for the Grid effect, allowing you to easily set the spacing with a single Width slider.
Converts sRGB images to linear light.
Shift Channels and Linear Color Key combined to keep the selected color rather than knock it out.
Converts from linear light to Cineon Log, then emulates a Kodak 2383 film print for sRGB preview.
See the complete set, along with installation and usage instructions here.
$1 is appreciated. $12 is generous. $24 is very generous.
Got an idea for an EDC? I'd love to know about it.