Gridder is a tool which will allow you to arrange layers into a grid in some pretty customizable ways. It’s author, Nik Ska mentions that Gridder is a bit like Cinema 4D’s MoGraph Cloner, a feature type that is sadly missing in After Effects.

Gridder is a tool definitely missing in After Effects. Somehow similar to Cinema 4D’s Mograph cloner, it allows you to arrange layers into a customizable grid in many ways

Watching the Gridder Script in action, it is really hard to believe that something like this doesn’t already exist for setting up grid systems in After Effects, as it looks incredibly useful. Gridder saves you some roud-tripping from illustrator or photoshop allowing you to create and edit grids interactively. Check out the Gridder Script for After Effects over at AEscripts here.