Immigration

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

Author: Lloyd Alvarez

Subscribe for notifications
Subscribe for new version notifications Subscribe
Price:
$44.99
Try Add to Wishlist

Quick Overview

A smart import and batch replace tool that greatly improves the workflow of importing and replacing files especially file sequences and highly nested hierarchies.

We recently completed a project involving thousands of files from multi-pass rendering making up many image sequences. The finder struggled to list the directory contents, even after several minutes, however Immigration sailed through the files and immediately became an essential part of our workflow saving lots of time and streamlining the process. I can't imagine working with After Effects and image sequences without it. Tim Clapham - fxphd & LUXX

Immigration turns the pain usually associated with importing and batch replacing files in After Effects a joy. While browsing for import, it shows file sequences as one line item instead of a long list of files. Immigration uses a custom algorithm to scan the file system at speeds dramatically faster than even the OS can. In our testing a server folder with 30,000 files that takes over 5 minutes to open in the finder opens in 12 seconds in Immigration (and that includes file-sequence detection!). If you frequently find yourself waiting for the OS to open folders then you will love Immigration.

You can then select more than one file or sequence and either import them all at once or batch replace files already in your project. You can easily assign a frame rate to all imported files at once. Immigrations' Auto-Match Replace algorithm will automatically match files with similar names so you don't have to. It shows you a preview so you can make sure the matches are what you want. It color codes the match depending on how close it is. This is convenient if you name your revised files with a new version number or date.

If your files are already neatly organized in folders, Immigration will duplicate and maintain the folder hierarchy within the After Effects project. You can customize Immigration to only search for certain file extensions, and file age. So for example you can tell Immigration to only display .exr files that are less than an hour old. You can also tell it to include or ignore folder by name so if you would like it to ignore a folder in your hierarchy (an archives folder for example) you can do that easily.

  • Immigration Auto Match Preview
  • Immigration Main UI

Tutorial

After Effects 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, CC 2019, CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015.3, CC 2015, CC 2014, CC, CS6
  • ActivateDisabledExpressions

    Lloyd Alvarez

    • Compatibility After Effects

    ActivateDisabledExpressions

    Activates disabled expressions in selected layers or entire comp. A true life saver!
    Add to Cart
    $9.99
  • PhotoOrientationFixer

    Lloyd Alvarez

    • Compatibility After Effects

    PhotoOrientationFixer

    Rotate photos in your comp based on the orientation xmp metatag
    Add to Cart
    $9.99
  • Create Trimmed Adjustment Layer

    Lloyd Alvarez

    • Compatibility After Effects

    Create Trimmed Adjustment Layer

    Creates a new adjustment or null layer and trim it to the range of the selected layers.
    Add to Cart
    $4.99
  • Add Edit Markers

    Lloyd Alvarez

    • Compatibility After Effects

    Add Edit Markers

    Will add Layer or Comp markers at the in and out points of the selected layers in a comp.
    Add to Cart
    $14.99
  • Render Frame at Markers

    Lloyd Alvarez

    • Compatibility After Effects

    Render Frame at Markers

    Will send to the render queue any frames that are marked by layer markers that are within the comp work area. This would be equivalent to going to a point in time in your comp and selecting "Save Frame As->File"

    Add to Cart
    $14.99
  • Layers2Grid

    Lloyd Alvarez

    • Compatibility After Effects

    Layers2Grid

    Arranges Selected Layers in a Grid with a choice to arrange them by Rows first (Left to Right) or by Columns first (Top to Bottom).

    Add to Cart
    $9.99
View all Lloyd Alvarez products