Creative Dojo Looks at the New Expression Editor in After Effects

VinhSon Nguyen walks through some of the changes to the Expression Editor in the latest version of Ae.

The latest release for Adobe After Effects brought some long-awaited changes to the Expression Editor, turning it into more of an IDE (integrated development environment). If you are a scripter and have worked with other IDE’s these changes will make you feel right at home.

Watch this short tutorial from Creative Dojo’s VinhSon Nguyen who walks through all the new changes. The editor now offers syntax highlighting, line numbers and other features to change text color to signal effects or other things. The new expression editor also automatically identifies errors in your code right away, so you don’t have to search for errors on your own. The new editor eliminates the need for the user to use a third-party editor to write code.