malty: Simple Camera Rig

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Quick Overview

Convenient way for creating stunning cinematic camera moves. It's more than just a rig. Works great with Element3D.
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If you ever struggled with your After Effects 3D camera than this product is for you. Rig your camera in one click, discover secret techniques used by myself and other artists, and start creating beautiful and stunning animations. Efficiently. This is more than just a camera rig. This is a totally new workflow for any size project. It's the only camera rig you'll ever need.

Features include:

  • Fully featured camera rig for easy animation
  • Advanced depth of field (focus) control
  • Rig and Camera Speed parameters for automatic moves
  • Global Settings that work across multiple compositions
  • Mimic Camera module for easy precomping
  • Sure Target support
  • Works great with Element3D
  • and total creative freedom!

Did you know...

The Simple Camera Rig (or SCR) works great with any 3D objects like native After Effects 3D layers, extruded vector layers using the Ray-traced rendering engine, and plugins we all use and love, like Element 3D, Plexus, Particular, Form, Mir, ShapeShifter AE, FreeForm, Proanimator... you name it. It works with the real built-in After Effects camera, so it can handle anything you throw at it.

Looking for ft-Toolbar?

ft-Toolbar is a fantastic script that works great with all my scripts. You can see me using it in my tutorials. It's not required to run Simple Camera Rig script, but it is highly recommend. All you have to do is to click one button and poof... your Simple Camera Rig is created for you. Click here to download ft-Toolbar.

Free training

Wish to improve your After Effects skills and get some ideas on how to use Simple Camera Rig? Extensive training containing over 2 hours of tips and techniques on the Simple Camera Rig (and more) available here.


Extract the ZIP file into your Scripts folder (not ScriptsUI folder). Before you run the script for the first time make sure your PresetEffects.xml file has Read/Write privileges. The script will attempt to make some necessary changes to that file. If you encounter any problems make sure to watch the installation video.

Important note for After Effects CC 2014 users

There's a known bug in After Effects CC 2014 which causes all pseudo effects applied in a non-preset manner to crash After Effects. This in essence makes Simple Camera Rig not to work. I've investigated this issue, reported it back to Adobe and got a confirmation that it is not my script causing the error. Adobe is working on a fix that will be released in the next update, however the release date is not yet known. As they are working on fixing this issue for good, I am trying to find a temporary workaround. Unfortunately since it's a "bug by design" in After Effects itself I'm afraid there's not much I can do to fix it without their help.

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Introduction to malty: Simple Camera Rig

malty: Simple Camera Rig - in action

Introduction to malty: Simple Camera Rig

malty: Simple Camera Rig - in action

Basic techniques

Depth of field and Auto Focus

Mimic Camera module

Sure Target support

Installing and uninstalling

How to fix the PresetEffects.xml permissions on Mac

After Effects CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4