Speed Lines

  • Compatibility After Effects
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Quick Overview

Attach strokes to an animated object.

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 Attach strokes to an animated object.

Speed Lines will create shape layer paths that follow your object along it's motion path, even if it's parented or using expressions. You have complete control over the stroke amount & styling. Plus, everything can be updated even after the script has been run.


Speed Lines Script UI Panel


  • Add two or more keyframes to the position of a layer.

  • Select the layer.
  • Click “Create Speed Lines”.

Update Speed Lines: Use this button to update Speed Lines after the script has been run.

Number of Lines: Changes the number of strokes behind the animated object.

Separation: Changes the distance between individual strokes.

Thickness: Changes the size of the strokes.

Offset Angle: Changes the degree at which the strokes are separated from.

Parenting / Expressions: Script will analyze each frame to account for expressions and parented objects.



Easy Arrows Effect Controls


These effects will now be available on the Shape Layer:

  • Speed Lines Length: How long the strokes extend from the starting point
  • Speed Lines Offset: How far the lines are separated from the starting point
  • Speed Lines Enable End: Locks the end point of the stroke
  • Speed Lines End: Moves the end point when ‘Speed Lines Enable End’ is checked

Note: You must keep at least one keyframe on 'Easy Arrow Completion' for the arrow to auto-orient along the path.

After Effects CC 2017, CC 2015.3, CC 2015, CC 2014, CC, CS6, CS5.5