Aescripts Penpal v1.2.0 Free Download – Free Extension Download After Effects
Penpal v1.2.0 for After Effects – Aescripts – After Effects Extension
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Penpal lets you edit paths in ways that After Effects doesn’t.
What is it?
Penpal is your new, friendly path-editing assistant.
Adjusting path points and tangents in After Effects has always been a frustrating experience when compared to the power and ease of dedicated vector tools like Illustrator. In native After Effects, you can’t
- flip a path shape exactly from one side to another
- align a point to the position of another point
- see the actual values that lie behind where those points are
- copy a tangent and paste it to another point
- move points precisely along their layer’s X or Y axis if that layer has been rotated…
With Penpal , you can easily do all this, and much more. In fact, it has over 40 functions, and can do a few things that even Illustrator can’t.
Penpal has a feature we call Spaces, which is incredibly useful, and here’s an example why:
If your path is inside a shape group that’s rotated, or a layer that’s rotated, or just parented to a layer that’s rotated, you can’t edit the path in AE’s composition panel with any kind of useful snapping.
With Penpal, you can switch to Local space and see the path as it really is, without any rotation, and more importantly – you can use Penpal’s functions to edit the path in this ‘true’ space. It’s a bit like having your shapes in Precomps or external files – you can go inside and see it’s original state. But unlike using precomps or external files, it’s a live path property that you can keyframe and adjust right there in your timeline, seeing how it ends up looking in the Composition panel at the same time.