Easily Arrange Ae Layers in a Circle, With Circle Align

If you’ve ever wanted to arrange elements into a circle in After Effects, thinking you can just use an Adobe Illustrator-like paste with transform workflow, you probably have been disappointed. After Effects has no such workflow for making quick arrays like that. Instead of doing some maths in your head, as simple as it may be, why not just pick up Circle Align from aescripts + aeplugins. The After Effects script allows you to easily align and distribute layers into a circle.

Circle Align comes to use form Misaki Akatsuki (SUNRISE MOON), creator of a great many other Ae tools. Circle Align features controls for:

  • Axis
    Specify the center axis
  • Distance
    Distance from central axis
  • Distance step
    Distance to add for each arrangement
  • Initial angle
    First angle to be placed
    (12 o’clock position when the Z axis is 0 degree)
  • Distance
    Distance from central axis
  • Focus on axis
    Align the axis of the layer with the central axis
  • Reverse
    Reverse direction for Focus on axis
  • Distribute
    How to distribute
  • Angle Interval
    Angle spacing to place
  • Focus on axis
    Align the axis of the layer with the central axis
  • Reverse
    Reverse direction for Focus on axis
  • Live update mode (thunder button)
    When you operate the slider, you change the value in real time.

Learn more about the Circle Align tool for After Effects and download a copy here.

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