What’s the Difference Between a Plugin, Script or Preset in After Effects?

Ever wondered what the difference was distinguishing After Effects tools from one another? In the After Effects world useful tools can take on the form of a Plugin, Script or Preset… but what are the differences between those?

some people use the terms script and plugin interchangeably but there are differences

Mikey Borup is here to help with a concise and easy to understand explanation laying out the key differences between what makes a Plugin, Script or Preset unique in After Effects.

There are important distinctions between what a Plugin, Script or Preset in After Effects can or cannot do, or what they can or cannot have access to which can affect your understanding of what is needed or possible.

Mikey notes that some people often throw around these terms interchangeably, but in the end they are each unique and distinct.