7 FREE After Effects Tools

If you are an After Effects user then check out this handy bundle of free tools. These 7 tools will seriously speed up your workflow and save you hours of wasted time. More than that, they could be the difference between being able to complete a project on time or not!

Our FREE TOOLS are helping over 110,000 motion designers speed up their workflow in After Effects

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Smart Bounce

Smart Bounce is a simple After Effects tool that will spice up your animation in just few simple clicks.


Delayer is a script that moves the in points of the selected layers (up to a user input maximum number of frames) based on either their distance from one of 10 preset points, or a delay that is randomly generated. It works with any size comp and any framerate.

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Smart Highlighter

Smart Highlighter is an After Effects Preset that gives you more color options when working with text.

BOUNCr 1.1

It’s a dockable After Effects script that allows us to apply an Overshoot or Bounce Back to the selected properties. It also creates a Controller Effect to the selected layers that allows us to quickly adjust the parameters.

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Smart Patterns

Smart Patterns is a set of After Effects preset that will allow you to easily generate different types of patterns with just one click. Save tons of time and create great looking patterns that will enhance your final video.


ARROWd is a script by Tim Thiessen that builds an arrow (shape layer) that follows a path (either shape layer path or mask path) that you select. The controller allows you customize many elements of the arrow. Due to the expressions used, AE CC 2018 or above is required.

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Meet The Creators

Sergei Prokhnevskiy

Sergei Prokhnevskiy is a Charlotte, NC based motion graphics designer, an online tutor, an entrepreneur, and Adobe MAX Master Speaker. Sergei is known for his quick and practical After Effects tips and tricks on YouTube, where he generated well over 7 million views on his tutorials. He has authored an online video course on After Effects Expressions and developed scripts for After Effects. He is also a former senior motion graphics designer at Fox Sports where he worked on graphics for NFLSuper BowlMLBWorld SeriesCollege FootballNASCARWomen’s World Cup, and NASCAR Race Hub. He is very passionate about learning and teaching others.

Tim Thiessen

Unfortunately, Tim is no longer with us. Tim unexpectedly passed away in January of 2019. It was a shock to all of us.

Tim was a fantastic friend, a personal mentor and the creator of BOUNCr and deLAYER. 

Tim developed several AMAZING scripts, and his family wants you to have them for absolutely free.

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