Pseudo Effect Maker 3

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Quick Overview

The simplest way to create custom effect controls in After Effects

What's new in version 3?

  • Replace the selected control with the working control to make updates without losing expressions and keyframes on your pseudo effect
  • All new interface for a cleaner, more organized design experience
  • Improved drag and drop performance
  • A more customizable user interface so you can quickly access the features you use most often
  • Improved warnings and errors to help find issues or conflicts with your pseudo effect before you start working with it
The Pseudo Effect Maker interface next to the applied control in the effect panel

Create Controls in Seconds.

  • Add controls with a click
  • Drag-and-drop to organize
  • Apply without restarting After Effects
  • Change your controls dynamically as you work

Simple. Clean. Organized.

Standard expression controls can get messy quickly.

Pseudo effects allow you to create a singular controls with custom names, default values, and grouping.

A messy control made up of individual expression controls verses a single, organized pseudo effect

Work Dynamically.

Update a control while maintaining all of your expressions and keyframes with a single click.

Replace controls automatically with a single click.

Use custom-mapping for complex cases and fine-grained control.

The control replacement interface that allows you to choose how controls will be mapped

See it in action.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a pseudo effect?

A pseudo effect is also known as a 'custom expression control.’ After Effects has several expression controls built in; however, they are all individually separated. This means that if you need to use multiple controls for your project, you’d have to add each control separately, which can get messy and unorganized.

A pseudo effect allows you to create a custom group of controls, name and organize it however you want, and make your expression controls more manageable and more like built-in effects.

What are the limitations of pseudo effects?

Pseudo effects end up looking a lot like built-in effects, but it is important to remember that they are just complex controllers. Although you can connect them to other effects and properties through expressions and set custom limits and defaults, they will not replace anything. Without the actual effects present, your control will not do anything, and at the moment there is no way to hide effects in the effects panel.

Trial Version

The trial version has 2 limitations. First, you are limited to adding 3 controls to your pseudo effect. Second, there is a "watermark" displayed on all of the applied controls. Otherwise, the trial is exactly the same as the full version, so you are able to fully test if this tool will fit in to your workflow.

Please try it before purchasing.

Upgrade Notice

If you purchased Pseudo Effect Maker 2 after April 1, 2021 you can upgrade for free, otherwise the upgrade is $9. Simply login to the same account you made the purchase from and the discounted price will be shown automatically. If you need any assistance please open a support ticket.

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