After Effects Rectangle Tool Simplified

smartREKT is an After Effects script which takes the Rectangle Tool and sends it into BEAST MODE, so you can speed up your workflow—which means more time for you to be creative.
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SmartREKT is helping over 17,000 motion designers speed up their workflow in After Effects

The smartREKT script takes the Adobe After Effect's Rectangle Tool and sends it into beast mode. The default Rectangle Tool in Adobe AE creates a shape layer that only sizes from the center of the shape, which as you may already know can be extremely frustrating. smartREKT gives more size options by sizing the rectangular shape layer from different pivot points. You can quickly reposition the anchor point to anywhere on the layer, control margins, and much more. Apply to multiple layers at a time (and not just text elements). It also creates a responsive/modular rectangular shape layer based on the size and the anchor point position of the selected layers.

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Create Shape Layers with custom Pivot Points

SmartREKT allows you to create shape layers with custom pivot points, either at the center of each corner, or at any point along the anchor point path.

Create Multiple Shapes with Only One Click

SmartREKT is the first and only script that lets you create multiple shapes with only one click.

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Advanced Auto-Size Options

SmartREKT offers advanced auto-size options, and can be customised to work with your individual setup.

Advanced Shape Layer Margins

SmartREKT lets you apply margins to all selected shape layers with just one-click!

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Advanced Pivot Point Options

Easily add SmartREKT’s advanced pivot point features to your After Effects projects and adjust the position of your objects with simple key frames. Unlock the ability to rotate and move around anything you want with just a few clicks of your mouse.

Quick & Easy to Mask Vector Layers

SmartREKT is the fastest quickest and most powerful way to mask your vector layers in After Effects.Say goodbye to loads of hard masking and hello to this awesome tool.
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Advanced Parenting Options

SmartREKT is an After Effects script which provides advanced parenting options and eliminates certain limitations in the native parenting workflow. As a result of these features, you can be more productive and creative and save both time and money.

Create an Auto-Resizing MoGraph Lower Third

SmartREKT is an amazing new script for After Effects that lets you create auto-resizing motion graphics lower thirds and reveals in seconds.
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Create Auto-Resizing Graphic Elements

SmartREKT easily creates auto-resizing graphic elements in After Effects, no expressions, coding, or other external help needed. SmartREKT will save you hours of time, and make your workflow and designs much more efficient.

Create Auto-Resizing MoGraph Templates

SmartREKT creates simple auto-resizing templates for your motion graphics so you can focus on what matters, making beautiful, dynamic motion graphics. It’s a game-changer.
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Meet SmartREKT Creator

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.

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What Our Customers Say!

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I use smartREKT almost every day. It saves a huge amount of time and lets me focus more on design. My favorite feature is the ability to quickly change the location of the anchor point at the click of a button. If you’re doing anything with motion graphic template or even Master Properties, I think this is a must have.

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Jim Maitland
United States

I used it every day and it’s pure magic. I saved a lot of time an I can focus on creative part of my job!

Je l’utilise chaque jour et c’est magique, je sauve énormément de temps ce qui me permet de rester focus sur la portion créative de mon travail!

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Daniel Lafrance
Lachute, Québec

Very useful tool! This simple script takes the awkwardness out of the question when all you want is a quick box. But luckily for us, there’s also these nice little extra options that allow us to customize it to our liking and get it just right, super quickly!!

Luc Trudel
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Luc Trudel
Canada

smartREKT is a FANTASTIC timesaver! Great flexibility when having to make revisions to text too! I now simply cannot live without smartREKT. Buy it quickly, you will not regret it!

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Suzanne Hemphill
United States

Sergei and company have made a fantastic script. On a regular basis, smartREKT saves me time and money. Best part is that it deals with native AE shapes versus other boxed text plugins and apps I’ve dealt with in the future. I look forward to seeing update on this and the invaluable tips and tricks Ukramedia provides for all of us in the community.

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Kes Akalaonu
United States

Love this product! Super helpful and we put it to good use at work the same day we got it. Can’t wait to see what’s next from Ukramedia!

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Caleb Pardick
United States

I use this in every project. It is no joke one of the most useful tools I have.

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William Pettinelli
United States

This plugin does in one click what takes quite some time to tweak and adjust for a simple thing we use all the time. All this time is now used for creating. Thank you for your work!​

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Alexandre Filippini
France

Really interesting tool for anyone looking forward to creating fast, reliable and easily customized lower thirds. Recommended.

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Pablo Pineda Hernández
Spain

What to say.. This “simple” tool should be in every motion designers Ae. Saving time over and over again!

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jonas Järmén
Sweeden

Great Tool! This speeds up my workflow soooo much, not just for Lower Thirds. A great way to control shape layers. I would recommend this to all motion designers.

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Nick Kennedy
Germany

I am really not an expert in Adobe After Effects. But this tool was easy to create and what I needed in basically no time.

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Armin Eden
Germany

Using smartREKT saved so many countless hours of frustrations! Some of my gigs involved naming key sections in a drone fly-through for construction reasons. I’m talking about 30-45 items in a 10-minute fly-through – BORING! Thanks to smartREKT for making my life easier/faster. In addition, it is so easy to edit the content after the client comes back with 30 revisions! I’m very thankful for smartREKT.

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Anderson Almeida
United States

Who knew a plug-in that made boxes automatically would be such a fundamentally essential piece of software that I utilize frequently in After Effects?! It is a remarkable accomplishment in that Sergei has made such a robust interface that is simple to use but can accomplish so much! Hands down one of the best additions to have in your After Effects arsenal of tools. I highly recommend it!

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Bob Aiese
United States

Real timesaver. I think I’ve been using smartREKT in my every single one project for the last two years. It’s easy to use and very flexible, suitable for lots of various tasks.

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Alexander Stratonov
Ukraine

This is a GREAT tool. Speedy and versatile. Great return on a minimal investment. I can’t see why a designer would want to be without it!

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Brian Scott
United States

Awesome. I had done this effect manually using expressions and track mattes for years and never realized how much time I was wasting until I tried SmartREKT. If you are using this commercially, it will very likely pay for itself the first time you use it. Not the first project, but literally the first time you use it. It is that much of a time-saver (and is also really cheap).

The implementation is slick, generating the effect using AE-native shape layer and expressions– I’ve had zero compatibility issues. The interface is intuitive. Everything under the hood is clearly marked. If you run into problems the support is outstanding. I submitted a request at 5:30pm on a Friday and received a PHONE CALL twenty minutes later. It was totally above and beyond. These folks support their work 110%.

Highly recommended.

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Jonathan Weiss
United States

I, like many other AfterEffects users, can be considered to have a bit of a problem when it comes to getting plugins and scripts. Too often I get a new script, thinking (or hoping) that it would transform my process and open up tons of time to spend on the fun aspects of the job…and instead, they sit there barely used until eventually, I forget they even exist, neve having had any impact in the work I do.

There’s really only a handful of scripts and plugins that I would consider truly important to my process, and I am happy to say that SmartRECT is one of those! It quickly became one of those tools I find myself using multiple times during a project, and has saved me a ton of time on what I used to have to do manually. It is worth every cent of the price and more!

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Alejandro Diaz
United States

WHY wouldn’t you buy this? Please believe me and just get it. This plugin will save you hours of time!!! Besides it’s only 29.99!!!! For the amount of stuff you can do with this, 29.99 is an absolute steal! I almost feel bad only paying 29.99. Even if the cost went up to 99.99 I would still get it because this plugin just makes my life so much easier!!! Thank you Sergei and team!

Also for anyone wondering about use cases – Sergei has kindly made informative videos showing how to get the most out of this plugin. Go checkout ukramedia youtube channel!

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Junmo Lee
Canada

Can i give 10 stars? This is a REAL timesaver. This is a MUST HAVE. Even you’re working on a small project or on a bigger one this plugin save your time, REALLY.

Many tools out there sell themselves as timesaver and so on, but once you put your hands on them none of this promises be satisfied, but for UKRAMEDIA this is not the case.

As said THIS is real and really help you out. Thank you so much UKRAMEDIA for this! 10/10 stars for me.

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Cristian Ricardi
Italy

This script is awesome! I used to script my own dynamic text boxes (which is fun and everything) but this is a REAL TIMESAVER! Thanks, for making this tool available.

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Zoltan Varga
Hungary

Thank you for making this script available. It’s made a real difference in my workflow. You guys are great in sharing your work process so for others can progress and learn in this somewhat intimidating field. Thank you again!

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Neil Nakahodo
United States

Love this plug-in. It’s easy to use and saves me a TON of time.

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Tessa Schutz
United States

This script is awesome!!! I used to script lower thirds. It’s easy to use and saves me a ton of time. Real timesaver!

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Miodrag Bozic
Serbia

If you create motion graphics in After Effects, you need smartREKT from Ukramedia. It’s that simple.

This script is simply amazing. After only a few days I know how much time this is going to save me. I’ve spent an embarrassing amount of time in the past trying to create linked text/shape layers for dynamic titles using expressions I didn’t really understand, and they never turned out like I wanted. smartREKT makes that process a breeze, and gives me exactly what I want with editable, predictable, and efficient results.

Ukramedia’s tutorial videos for this script are awesome too. Once I learned the basics there, I started getting creative adjusting parameters and values, duplicating smartREKT layers, and re-ordering them to create truly unique graphics that will elevate my work. This script is very well thought out, with the the ability to key-frame every aspect of the smartREKT layers (including anchor points location, which really impressed me). This makes it a powerful tool that I can’t believe I didn’t have sooner.

As if this awesome script weren’t enough, Ukramedia has been a great company to work with. In addition to making thoughtful, powerful, and accessible After Effects tools for people like me, they have a personal touch and sincerity that has truly left a good impression with me.

It’s strange to say I’m “thankful” for an After Effects script…but here I am saying it.

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Patrick Odeneal
United States

One of the best tools around. Saved me so many hours of hassling with mattes and shapes, resizing text, ugh. Smartrekt is a brilliant script with incredible value.

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John Erdman
United States

Simply the best, I should have bought it earlier

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Filip Staszewski
Poland

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