Changelog

What’s new and changed for scripting?


After Effects 24.3 Beta build 25 (February 2024)

After Effects 24.3 Beta build 20 (February 2024)

After Effects 24.2 (February 2024)

After Effects 24.2 Beta build 17 (November 2023)

After Effects 24.0 Beta build 37 (August 2023)

After Effects 24.0 (October 2023)

After Effects 23.0 (October 2022)

After Effects 22.6 (August 2022)

After Effects 22.3 (April 2022)


After Effects 22.0 (October 2021)


After Effects 18.0 (March 2021)


After Effects 17.1.1 (May 2020)

  • Scripting access to Shape Layer Stroke Taper, Stroke Waves, Offset Paths Copies, Offset Path Copy Offset
  • Fixed an issue to allow negative values for CompItem.displayStartTime:
    • Added CompItem.displayStartFrame

    • Now matches the valid range allowed when setting the Start Timecode in the Composition Settings Dialog (-3:00:00:00 to 23:59:00:00).


After Effects 17.0.1 (November 2019)


After Effects 16.1


After Effects 16.0 (October 2018)


After Effects 15.1 (April 2018)


After Effects 15.0 (October 2017)


After Effects 14.2.1 (CC 2017.2) (June 2017)

  • Buttons in ScriptUI panels have been reverted to the rectangular appearance seen in After Effects 14.1 and previous releases.

  • The AVItem.setProxyToNone() scripting method no longer fails with an error message, “After Effects error: AEGP trying to add invalid footage”.

  • The System.callSystem() scripting method now waits for all tasks called by the command to complete, instead of failing when the command takes a long time to complete.


After Effects 14.2 (CC 2017.1) (April 2017)


After Effects 14.0 (CC 2017) (November 2016)


After Effects 13.8 (CC 2015.3) (June 2016)

  • Enable GPU effect rendering via scripting
  • New Gaussian Blur effect added w/ matchname ADBE Gaussian Blur 2


After Effects 13.6 (CC 2015) (November 2015)

  • Scripting access to text baselines
  • New scripting method to generate random numbers
  • Using the copyToComp() scripting method no longer causes After Effects to crash when the layer has a parent.

  • The valueAtTime() scripting method now waits for time-intensive expressions, like sampleImage, to finish evaluating before it returns the result.

  • ScriptUI panels now display and resize correctly on high-DPI displays on Windows.

  • After Effects no longer crashes when you click OK or Cancel buttons in a scriptUI dialog with tabbed panels.


After Effects 13.2 (CC 2014.2) (December 2014)


After Effects 13.1 (CC 2014.1) (September 2014)

  • Scripting improvements for text layers (read-only)
  • “Use Legacy UI” toggle implemented


After Effects 13.0 (CC 2014) (June 2014)


After Effects 12.0 (CC) (June 2013)

  • Access to effect’s internal version string
    • Added: Application effects object’s version attribute, see app.effects

  • Ability to get and set preview mode
  • Access to layer sampling method (see samplingQuality)

  • Changed preference and settings methods (see Settings object)

  • ScriptUI is now based on the same controls as the main application.


After Effects 11.0 (CS6) (April 2012)


After Effects 10.5 (CS5.5) (April 2011)


After Effects 9.0 (CS4) (September 2008)