Creating Pseudo Effects in After Effects
Learn how to condense and organize your expression based presets using Pseudo Effects in After Effects.
If you’ve had any experience with creating expression based templates or presets in AE, than you probably know how disorganized your control layers can look. Usually there is no fixing this problem. However, with a little HTML editing and basic scripting, you can easily create simple Pseudo Effects in After Effects. Pseudo Effects are sometimes referred to as “custom expression controls” or “custom effect controls.” Whatever you call them, they can add a level of organization to your presets.
- Expression Controllers
- Basic HTML Coding
- Basic ExtendScript Scripting
If you’re new to scripting, you can also check out Jesse’s AE Scripting Series on the BatchFrame website. If you want to learn more about writing expressions in After Effects, check out a few of the following resources on the PremiumBeat blog:
- How to Write If/Else Expressions in After Effects
- Top 5 After Effects Expressions for Better Designs
- After Effects Quick Tip: Linking Layers to Checkboxes
Have any other After Effectstips for using or integrating Pseudo Effects into your current After Effects workflow? Share in the comments below.