Layer Repeater

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Author: Adam Katz

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Easily animate offsets in space and time for multiple layers

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Easily animate offsets in space and time for multiple layers


There is now a version 2.6 of Layer Repeater. 

I have added controls to leet you offset layers in time! Shift them, offset, randomize, and loop them all you want. Enjoy!

Also, this version has a new effect called LayerRepeater_2_6.ffx, so it shouldn't interfere with old versions.

After unzipping the file, you will have:

  • Layer Repeater v2-6.jsxbin
  • A folder called layer_repeater_effects
Simply copy both to your ScriptUI Panels directory (application or user) and restart After Effects


  1. Run the script from the Windows menu
  2. Select the layer you want to duplicate
  3. Choose how many layers you want to make a copy of
  4. Choose if you want the layers to have 3d properties or not
  5. Click Layer Repeater GO!!!
    • There will now be a composition in place of the layer you wanted duplicated
    • There will also be a null added to your composition with controls to affect the duplicated layers




After running the script, you will be able to animate offset and random parameters of many layer properties. These include:

Anchor Point





Animation through time with a frame offset

Included in the download are full descriptions of all the properties that Layer Repeater can control.


After Effects 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, CC 2019, CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015.3, CC 2015, CC 2014, CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4, CS3