Easy Arrows

  • Compatibility After Effects
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Author: Modio

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Quick Overview

The fastest way to auto-orient graphics to a path.
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The fastest way to auto-orient graphics to a path.

Easy Arrows will auto-orient built-in arrows, or custom graphics & compositions, to your Shape Layer path. You have complete control over the styling of the path & the attached objects, even after the script has been run.

Arrows animating across the screen. Arrows animating a plan of attack on a European battlefield. Long arms with pointing hands animate on screen.

Until now, creating a basic animated arrow in After Effects required complex expressions and parenting. With Easy Arrows, you can create a flexible auto-orienting setup in just 1 click! Seriously, it’s this simple: draw a path, then click "Create Easy Arrow". Literally less than 5 seconds.

Now you can focus on more important things, like actually animating.

With Easy Arrows, you can:

  • Use built-in arrows or custom graphics & compositions.

  • Easily update your path after running the script.

  • Control the styling of the stroke, however you like.

  • Quickly change color & size of the entire setup.

  • Precomp for easy duplication. 



Effect Controls & Script UI Panel for Easy Arrows


Effect Controls

Available on the Arrow Head layer:

  • Easy Arrow Completion: Where the arrow is located along the path.

  • Easy Arrow Length: The length of the stroke behind the arrow head.

  • Easy Arrow Enable End: Locks the end point of the stroke.

  • Easy Arrow End: Moves the end point when ‘Easy Arrow Enable End’ is checked.

  • Easy Arrow Line Offset: Offset the stroke away from the arrow head.

  • Easy Arrow Reverse Direction: Reverse the arrow’s direction along the path.

  • Easy Arrow Size: Change the stroke width and arrow size proportionally.

  • Easy Arrow Color: Change the stroke and arrow color.

Script UI Panel

  • Create Easy Arrow: Click to add a default arrow to your path.

  • Create End Arrow: Check this box to add a default arrow to the end of your path.

  • Precomp Layers: Check this box to move the Easy Arrows layers into a new composition.

  • Update Arrow: Click to update your Easy Arrows setup after making changes to the path.


After Effects CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015.3, CC 2015, CC 2014, CC, CS6, CS5.5