Easy Clones

  • Compatibility After Effects
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Author: MW Motion

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Quick Overview

Easy Clones is a cloning system built for 2D artwork, including Bitmap Layers, Vector Layers, Shape Layers and Precomps.

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Easy Clones

A cloning system built for 2D artwork, including Bitmap Layers, Vector Layers, Shape Layers and Precomps.

Easy Clones creates a flexible clone system that allows you to quickly and easily apply delay and randomness to your animations. Although the tool is built for 2D artwork, 3D Layers are also supported.

How it works: Easy Clones creates a Clone Control Layer that controls basic properties (position, scale, rotation and opacity) that can be modified further using the controllers within the Easy Clones Effect. Artwork layers are transformed into Clones that reference the Control Layer whilst remaining completely controllable, allowing you to fine-tune and tailor your animations.


Please make sure the anchorpoints are centred on your artwork layers before creating a clone system.

The trial version is limited, you'll only be able to use Delay, X and Y position. If you purchase a license, you will need to recreate any existing systems in order to unlock the full functionality of the script.

Easy Clones Effect

Easy Clones Effect

The Easy Clones Effect contains modifier controls which define a range of randomness for each of the basic properties.

Seed controllers allow you to cycle through random values.

Wiggle controllers are easy to use whilst being individual to each clone layer.

Optional colour controls make it easy to randomly distribute any number of colours across your clone layers.

Quickly and easily add randomness
to your animations with easy-to-use controllers

Easily create glitch effects
by animating the seed controllers

Easily build flexible stagger animations
without the need to adjust keyframes

Clones used to form dust.

Easily build dust and smoke effects using Delay, Random and Wiggle controllers

Delay Expressions

Easily add delay expressions to any property, expanding the limits of the tool. Path, stroke width, trim paths or any keyframeable property can be added to a clone system, all being controlled by one Control Layer - adding unlimited possibilities to the tool.

Delay Expressions added to Trim Paths
Clones used to make a trial effect

No More Echo

Create trail effects using a small delay, giving you more control and quicker renders than the in-built Echo Effect.

Have Fun with Expanded Text

Creating clone systems with expanded text makes creating type animations fun and easy.

Expanded text used as clones

Get Creative

Easy Clones creates a flexible system that encourages the user to get creative. Use parenting, expressions, effects and more in combination with Easy Clones to create truly unique animations.

Clones used as leaves. Clones used as ladybugs. Clones used as traffic.


After Effects 2020, CC 2019, CC 2018
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    • Compatibility After Effects


    Blend allows users to define property states on start and end controllers. The system will blend the difference between the two states across a desired number of objects.

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