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smartREKT – Ae Script

(29 customer reviews)

$19.99

SmartREKT is an After Effects Tool that creates Rectangular Shape Layers with Time-Saving Features.

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Description

ABOUT SmartREKT 3.2

SmartRekt is an After Effects tool that creates Rectangular Shape Layers using the following time-saving features:

  • Compact UI Layout With Default Options.
  • Advanced Fill & Stroke UI Options.
  • Quick Access to Shape Layer Properties.
  • Pixel Accurate Size & Margin Options With Custom Pivot Points.
  • Allows to Create Multiple Shape Layers Based on the Size of the Selected Layers.
  • Newly Created Shapes Inherit Position, Duration, & Label Colors from Selected Layers
  • Quick & Easy to Parent to Selected Layer.
  • Auto-Resize Options With Manual Height Settings.
  • Advanced Shape Size Settings for Animated Text.
  • Quick & Easy to Mask to Selected Vector Layers.
  • Advanced Skew & Roundness Options
  • And More!

 

New Features in SmartREKT 3.2:

  • Compact UI Layout With Default Options.
  • Advanced Fill & Stroke UI Options.
  • Increasing & Decreasing UI Values With Keyboard Keys.
  • Advanced Shape Size Settings for Animated Text.
  • Manual Height Options for Auto-Resize Feature.
  • Bug Fixes.

 

Testimonials


“I’ve written rectangle expressions by hand and it’s a pain to remember which way to set them up/make presets. Ukramedia’s smartREKT is awesome!”

Joe Clay | Workbench.tv | United States

“smartREKT was a great solution to my workflow and speed. I keep the SmartRekt Panel in a corner of my screen. When I need to create a shape layer, I just click the SmartRekt button. Fast and easy!”

Marco Porro | Italy

“I use smartREKT all the time. It is a great addition your After Effects toolkit. The 2.0 update adds some really useful add-ons and you will quickly wonder how you used After Effects without it.”

Tim Thiessen | United States

“smartREKT makes working with shape layers super simple! Without a doubt the best After Effects tool I’ve ever invested in. I use it with every project, big or small. The script is a massive time saver and easy to use. This is a game changer for every designer at any experience level. After buying it you’ll kick yourself for not getting it sooner!”

Bobby Hess | digitalbobllc.com | United States

“Not all scripts have to be fancy. This one is simple but useful… only for people that use shape layers though :).”

NoPluginWay.com | United States

“I use smartREKT every day and its pure magic! It saves a lot of time. I can now focus on the 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!”

Daniel Lafrance | Canada

“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.”

Jimmy Maitland | United States

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

Bill Pettinelli | United States

“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!”

Suzanne Hemphill | United States

“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 | Canada

About the Creator of smartREKT, Sergei Prokhnevskiy

Sergei Prokhnevskiy is a Charlotte, NC based motion graphics designer, an online tutor, and an entrepreneur. Sergei is known for his quick and practical After Effects tips and tricks on YouTube, where he generated well over 4 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 NFL, Super Bowl, MLB, World Series, College Football, NASCAR, Women’s World Cup, and NASCAR Race Hub. He is very passionate about learning and teaching others.

Our 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

We stand behind our products/courses and want you to have the best value possible. If for some reason you aren’t 100% satisfied with our products or courses, send us an email for a full refund within the first 30 days of purchase. If you have any questions regarding our refund policy, please contact us at [email protected].

FAQ

Q: Will I get the future update for free?

A: Yes, absolutely! Once the product is updated, simply go to https://ukramedia.com/my-account/downloads/

 

Q: Do you have a refund policy?

A: Yes. All of our products and courses have a 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee. We stand behind our products/courses and want you to have the best value possible. If for some reason you aren’t 100% satisfied with our products or courses, send us an email for a full refund within the first 30 days of purchase. If you have any questions regarding our refund policy, please contact us at [email protected]

 

Q: Can I use smartREKT on multiple projects?

A: Yes!

 

Q: How to install smartREKT on a PC and MAC?

A: Click on this link to view the PDF with instructions on how to install SmartRekt.

 

Q: SmartREKT creates a blank shape layer in the timeline without any properties, what should I do?

A: This happens when the script file was installed without the assets folder. It’s crucial to move smartREKT 3.2.jsxbin file & smartREKT_3.2_assets folder together into the ScriptUI Panels folder. SmartRekt will not work properly without the assets folder living in the same place as the script file. Click here to view proper instructions on how to install SmartREKT. If you’re still experiencing these issues, please contact us at [email protected]

 

Q: Nothing happens when I click on fill/stroke color UI icon, what should I do to see the popup color picker panel?

A: Color picker feature requires access to write files and that’s something After Effects has disabled by default. It’s very important that you go to the Scripting & Expressions panel of the application preferences and make sure Allow Scripts to Write Files and Access Network is checked. If you’re still experiencing these issues, please contact us at [email protected]

 

Q: I’m trying to save my default UI preferences and it doesn’t seem to remember my saved preference when I relaunch SmartREKT, what should I do to fix this?

A: To fix this issue, two things need to happen.

    • SmartRekt requires access to write files and After Effects has that feature disabled by default. It’s very important that you go to the Scripting & Expressions panel of the application preferences and make sure Allow Scripts to Write Files and Access Network is checked. This feature has to be checked in order for After Effects to save your default UI settings.
    • When you click on the Save UI button to save default UI settings,  After Effects automatically exports a Text Document File called defaulUI.txt into smartREKT_3.2_assets folder located in Scripts/ScriptUI Panels folder. Make sure you have user permission to write files into smartREKT_3.2_assets folder. If you’re still experiencing these issues, please contact us at [email protected]

 

Updates

SmartREKT 3.2 Updates:

  • Compact UI Layout With Default Options.
  • Advanced Fill & Stroke UI Options.
  • Increasing & Decreasing UI Values With Keyboard Keys.
  • Advanced Shape Size Settings for Animated Text.
  • Manual Height Options for Auto-Resize Feature.
  • Bug Fixes.

 

SmartREKT 3.1 Updates:

  • New & Easy to use User Interface
  • Anchor Points of selected layers no longer have to be centered before running smartREKT script
  • smartREKT creates Responsive/Resizable Shape Layers by Applying Auto-Size Expressions
  • Setting Width & Height to zero will create a new Shape Layer with composition width & height.
  • New Size & Margin Reset Buttons
  • Adjustable Margin Options
  • Roundness value can be switched between percentage & pixel
  • Separated Local X, Y, & Z Position
  • Advanced Shape Size Time Options
  • Responsive Anchor Point Options
  • Newly created Shape Layers inherit Length, Position, & Label Colors of Selected Layers in the Timeline.

29 reviews for smartREKT – Ae Script

  1. boxizi69 (verified owner)

    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!!

  2. suzievendors (verified owner)

    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!

  3. jim (verified owner)

    I use smartRECT 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.

  4. Daniel (verified owner)

    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!

    Daniel Lafrance
    Motion designer
    Lachute, Québec.

  5. optical-50 (verified owner)

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

  6. Vladimir Prokhnevskiy (verified owner)

    A must have for all motion designers

  7. Patrick Odeneal (verified owner)

    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.

  8. Alex (verified owner)

    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!

  9. Junmo Lee (verified owner)

    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 19.99!!!! For the amount of stuff you can do with this, 19.99 is an absolute steal! I almost feel bad only paying 19.99. 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!

  10. Junmo Lee (verified owner)

    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!

  11. kesakalaonu (verified owner)

    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.

  12. Caleb Pardick (verified owner)

    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!

  13. Jonathan Weiss (verified owner)

    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.

  14. Pabs (verified owner)

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

  15. Anderson (verified owner)

    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.

  16. jonas.jarmen (verified owner)

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

  17. nickk69 (verified owner)

    Great Tool! This speed 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.

  18. Armin Eden (verified owner)

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

  19. b4 (verified owner)

    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!

  20. bob.a (verified owner)

    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!

  21. Alejandro (verified owner)

    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!

  22. ephtrackx (verified owner)

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

  23. Cristian (verified owner)

    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.

  24. Zoli (verified owner)

    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.

  25. Neil Nakahodo (verified owner)

    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!

  26. Tessa Schutz (verified owner)

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

  27. zozon2001 (verified owner)

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

  28. Filip (verified owner)

    Simply the best, I should have bought it earlier

  29. John Erdman (verified owner)

    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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