Smart Anchor - Ae Script


Smart Anchor is a time-saving After Effects tool that adjusts the anchor point on the fly.



Smart Anchor is a time-saving After Effects tool that adjusts the anchor point on the fly. That’s just the core of this script, watch the video below to see what possibilities it opens up and how it can save you time.


Smart Anchor 1.2 (Release Date: 04.06.22)

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After Effects 16 and higher. This tool requires the latest JavaScript Expressions Engine that was added to After Effects 16 on October 15, 2018.

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 online courses 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.

Version History

Code Changes
The code in the expressions has been updated to the latest JavaScript Engine. Click here to learn more about the syntax differences between the JavaScript and Legacy ExtendScript expression engines.

New User Interface & Experience
The main reason for the UI change is to maintain a similar user experience across all Smart Tools.

Code Changes
The code in both expressions and script has been updated to be more efficient.

Smart Anchor 1.0
Smart Anchor was officially released on 01.21.21. Click here to watch the original release video.

Frequently Asked Questions

Step 1. Download the ZIP file and unzip it.
Step 2. Copy the Smart Tool .jsxbin file (Ex: Smart Resizer 2.2.jsxbin) into the ScriptUI Panels folder located here:
               C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects <version>\Support Files\Scripts\ScriptUI Panels
               /Applications/Adobe After Effects <version>/Scripts/ScriptUI Panels
Step 3. Restart After Effects
Step 4. To Open the Smart Tool in After Effects, go to the top menu bar and click on the Window. Next, click on the name of the Smart Tool from the drop-down list (Ex: Smart Resizer 2.2.jsxbin)

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Yes! There are no restrictions on how many projects you can use this Smart Tool.

No! When the user runs the Smart Tool, it uses native After Effects features to make the changes and to create all the controls needed. In other words, not only will the user be able to open the project file that was created with the Smart Tool, but the user will also be able to adjust the controls in the Effects Panel.

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