Revolutionizing After Effects with AI Scripts: Tips and Warnings

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This article is a summary of a YouTube video "ChatGPT changed how I work in After Effects FOREVER" by Jake In Motion
TLDR The video discusses the use of AI scripts in After Effects, including the creation of useful scripts such as sequence layers and make a line, but emphasizes the need for refinement and caution when using AI language models to generate code.

Key insights

  • 📚
    The generated scripts are not basic, but actual script UI panels that can be docked into the After Effects workspace for easy access.
  • 💻
    ChatGPT can be directly used in After Effects to create useful scripts, demonstrating the potential of AI integration in creative software.
  • 💡
    Using ChatGPT with After Effects allows developers to streamline the process of writing scripts and expressions, eliminating the need for copying and pasting or other setup.
  • 🤯
    The speaker was amazed that they didn't have to write any code or leave After Effects to achieve the desired result, highlighting the power and convenience of using AI in their workflow.
  • 📚
    The AI-generated code in the script UI panel included helpful descriptive comments, allowing the creator to dissect and learn from it, ultimately enhancing their understanding of scripting in After Effects.
  • 💡
    By using ChatGPT, the speaker was able to iterate and modify their After Effects script much faster, resulting in a working script in a shorter amount of time.
  • 💡
    Through the process of creating a script in After Effects, the speaker not only achieved their desired outcome but also learned new skills in drawing paths with scripting and controlling them with Expressions.
  • 💻
    The AI-generated scripts were praised for being written better than those by a human and the added comments were deemed extremely valuable by an experienced scriptwriter.


  • What is Chat GPT?

    Chat GPT is an AI chat bot that can write scripts and expressions for After Effects, but the code it produces often requires refinement.

  • What is Klutz GPT?

    Klutz GPT is an After Effects extension that streamlines script and expression writing by allowing users to communicate directly with the AI in an After Effects panel.

  • How can Klutz GPT help save time?

    Klutz GPT automatically identifies errors in scripts and expressions, saving time and supporting multiple chats.

  • How can I create a script UI panel in After Effects?

    To create a script UI panel in After Effects, you need to save it as a jsx file and install it into the script.

  • How can I troubleshoot code issues?

    If you encounter code issues, don't be afraid to ask for help, as a simple oversight can be easily fixed with a fresh set of eyes.

Timestamped Summary

  • 💻
    Three useful After Effects scripts created using chat GPT, including sequence layers, reverse layer order, and make a line, but refinement is needed due to unreliable code.
  • 💻
    Klutzgpt is an AI script for After Effects that automates layer sequencing based on user input.
  • 🤖
    AI script fixed after communication, but still had layer sequencing issue; avoid using unfamiliar words when chatting with AI and consider starting over if necessary.
  • 👨‍💻
    After encountering UI issues in After Effects, the speaker sought help from chatgpt to create a working UI panel for their script.
  • 📝
    Using AI language models to generate code, the speaker learned how to script in After Effects and created a custom dockable script UI panel by working on one problem at a time.
  • 🤖
    Scripting with AI had its challenges, but the speaker successfully reversed layers and created a single line generator script for After Effects.
  • 👨‍💻
    Don't hesitate to ask for help when troubleshooting code, as a fresh set of eyes can easily fix simple oversights.
  • 🚀
    Create custom buttons and automate your After Effects workflow with K Bar, and implement AI with three downloadable scripts.
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