Connect Layers PRO

  • Compatibility After Effects
    Please check exact version compatibility under the "COMPATIBILITY" tab below

Author: Motion Boutique

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Quick Overview

Connect your After Effects layers with dynamic lines ! Create rope, spanning tree, triangulation with a single click. Customize the look of your lines on the fly using the powerful features of our plug-in interface.

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Connect your layers with dynamic lines

Create lines that are dynamically linked to the layers using powerful path expressions. No keyframes at all!
Create rope, spanning tree and triangulation with a single click !
Then customize the look of your lines on the fly using the powerful features of our plug-in interface !


Customize the curviness of your lines !
Connect Layers PRO offers a wide variety of styles of curviness: steps, arc, bezier, Penner easing curves, and dynamics.


Square, circle, triangle, or add your own arrowhead !
When you trim your connection, the arrowheads follow the ends of the line.


Choose one of the 3 powerful curviness features to add a natural feeling to the motion of your lines.
Presets included !

Colors & Gradients

Stroke and fill colors support both solid and gradient colors.

Trim, Dash, Offset...

Repeater, Round Corners, Twist, Wiggle, Zig Zag. They’re all here !
The power of shape layers, minus the headache.
Connect Layers PRO is based on the powerful After Effects shape layers system, but you can control the settings directly from the plug-in interface.

3D World

Last but not least, Connect Layers PRO also works with 3D layers.

A Great Companion for Newton 3

Use the power of Newton 3 to make stunning animations: create realistic ropes, soft objects and much more !

Connect Layers PRO curviness presets map


Quick Start

Try it for Free !

The 7 days trial version is fully functional, but the number of supported layers is limited to 3 and the Add to Existing Connection option is disabled.

Note on Compatibility

Connect Layers PRO uses the path expressions introduced in AE CC 2018. Therefore, the plug-in requires AE CC 2018 or later.
AE CC 2019 has introduced a new expression engine called "Javascript", which is generally faster than the old "Legacy ExtendScript". Since the plug-in makes intensive usage of expressions, we recommend you to use AE CC 2019 (or later). In the File->Project Settings dialog, click the Expressions tab, and change the Expressions Engine option to "Javascript". Please note that projects saved in previous versions of After Effects default to Legacy ExtendScript.

Upgrade Notice

If you previously purchased the old "Name Your Own Price" version of Connect Layers you can apply 20% of what you paid as a discount towards this version. For example, if you paid $20 then you will get a $4 discount. Simply login to the same account and the discount will be automatically applied. If you have questions or need assistance please open a support ticket
After Effects 2020, CC 2019, CC 2018
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