If you have used the Increment and Save function in After Effects, then you will see that the qp Version Snapshot script from Christian Lett takes everything a step forward.

A “version snapshot” is just a timestamped copy of your After Effects project (similar to the way AE makes auto-save files) stored in a subfolder within your project folder

With Version snapshot you are able to take a timestamped copy of your After Effects Project, more or less the similar to the way that AE makes auto-save files now, and store them within a subfolder in your AE project folder. Christian notes that you can think of a snapshot as used for minor updated while the Increment and Save command in AE can be reserved for larger version updates such as after rendering a project for approval.

You can check out the qp Version Snapshot Script for After Effects here. qp Version Snapshot carries a price of $19.99 for a limited time then goes back to $29.99

qp Version Snapshot adds extra functionality from “Increment and Save” with:

  • Make as many backup snapshots as you like but continue working with your “live project” without ever-increasing version numbers
  • Categorize snapshots as regular or milestones
  • Add descriptive notes
  • Optional “Info Card” comp created in your AE project with snapshot information for quick reference (CS4+)
  • Restore snapshots into your live project – no cluttering up of your Recent File List!
  • Archive/Delete snapshots you no longer require from within the UI
  • Browse and restore auto-saves too!