easyRulers

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Quick Overview

Designed to create any type of graphical measuring ruler, fast and easy. It is ideal for artists who create gauges, scopes, speedometers, graphical equalizers, HUDs, UI elements, historical timelines, instrumentation layouts, infographics etc.
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Description


 

Designed to create any type of graphical measuring ruler, fast and easy. No more aligning and fiddling around with dozens of layers. easyRulers creates all the necessary shape and text layers, perfectly aligns them and adds convenient effect controls for easy customization.

 

New in version v1.6


 

easyRulers V1.6 new features


  • changed: code optimization and fixes. HUGE speed increase. easyRulers is now 700% faster. You can create hundreds of text layers, instantly!
  • added: pointer option. You can now create a pointer and choose between four pointer shapes. Added the appropriate tab in the user interface
  • added: text alignment options (left, center, right)
  • added: randomize, reset and apply colors for the ruler lines
  • added: you can now use the up/down arrow keys on your keyboard to change any value of any text box of the interface


Upgrade notice
: v1.6 is free for all previous users!

 


Manipulating the "Dots Scale" and "Dot Scale Bias"
effect controls, on a Dot based ruler.


The "Height" and "Height Bias" effect controls
give you precise control over the look of your rulers.

 

From v1.5 and later, there is an option to create baselines.

 

 

User interface


 

easyRulers can be run as a dockable panel (will be visible and run from the "Window" menu in After Effects) or in "window" mode" (visible and run from the File -> Scripts menu).

The mode depends on which folder you install the script in.

Great care has been taken to make sure that every property controlled by easyRuler's expressions is unlocked and editable.

The text layers that the script creates, are completely independent. This means you can edit, move, scale, rotate, etc. each layer individually without breaking its relation to the ruler. You can even delete any text layer you want without affecting the functionality of the script.

 


 The script is compatible and has been successfully tested on:

  • After Effects CS6
  • After Effects CC
  • After Effects CC 2014
  • After Effects CC 2015
  • After Effects CC 2015.3
  • After Effects CC 2017

on both Windows and OS X platforms.

If you encounter any bugs please open a support ticket describing the problem as detailed as possible including screenshots. Please be patient, I am just a motion designer like you!

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easyRulers user interface

easyRulers gives you full control over the creation of text numbering. You can adjust the starting point, the stepping, the size, alignment and color of the text layers.

You can also easily add prefixes or suffixes (or both) to each text layer.

The "Create Ruler" button, shows (and is updated every time you change a setting) the range of numbers that is going to be created.

Features


 

  • interface - simple & small through the use of tabs
  • sides option - you can select which side of the ruler to populate. Upper/Outer, Lower/Inner or both
  • shape selection - you can select between two shapes of ruler lines. Stripes or Dots
  • ruler baseline - you can select between three options. None, Bottom Only or Multiple.
  • reset-to-defaults button - resets all easyRuler values back to their defaults
  • grouped undos - you can undo the whole ruler creation process with a single click
  • uniform label color - each ruler with its corresponding text layers, has the same label color - every ruler has a different label color
  • multiple rulers in one composition - you can create as many rulers as you like inside a single composition. Each ruler has a unique name
  • dockable panel or window mode - the script can be run as a dockable panel or a floating window. The mode depends in which folder you install the script
  • integrated help and tool tips - every control in the user interface has a tool tip. Clicking on the easyRuler logo, brings a window with help tips
  • user guide - along with the script, there is a 10 page user guide (PDF)
  • language independent - the script works in every international version of After Effects, no matter the language is installed on


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Effect Controls


 

easyRulers - effect controls


Once the ruler has been created, you will find a number of the following effect controls in the effect panel of the shape layer that easyRuler created. Only the effect controls that are needed are added to the effects control panel.

For example, if you select not to generate text numbers then the "Text Scale", "Text Distance", "Text Rotation" and "Text Color" will not be added as they are redundant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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