Building an After Effects Plugin from Scratch

NT Productions shows how you can build a complete After Effects plugin from start to finish.

It’s sometimes confusing understanding all of the types of third-party tools available for Adobe After Effects. It ranges from scripts, presets, pseudo effects, motion graphics templates, extensions, and finally plugins. It is the latter that is the subject of NT Production’s Nathan Lovell’s latest tutorial. Nathan runs through creating a full-on plugin for Adobe After Effects from scratch.

Build a Simple Exposure Plugin.

The example used in the video shows how you can create a simple exposure plugin for After Effects. While there are some prerequisites to follow along, it’s also interesting to see how plugin development works. Nathan makes the project files available for download too.