REACH: AEssential Kit

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Author: PENCIL Park

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Quick Overview


Ready to take your motion design workflow to uncharted territories?  Reach is an all-encompassing, adaptable, and ever-evolving toolset.
It infuses the After Effects toolkit with a medley of uniquely innovative utilities. From elementary to intricate, Reach takes the expected and elevates it into the realm of the extraordinary. Simplify the complex, streamline the cumbersome, and catalyze your creativity with Reach - the quintessential companion for every After Effects adventurer

Elevate your art. Reach for the stars.

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Your workflow is UNIQUE. And Reach is: Give it a try and be amazed.

User Interface

Get ready to raise After Effects with the Reach AEssential kit:
Reach gives you easy access to a wide range of functions within AE, including commands, effects, presets, extensions, plugins, and all your scripts. There are also pre-written expressions, an expressions editor, a Script helper, and a storage feature for expressions.
Reach has exclusive features like tools for managing layers, keyframes, colors, audio sync, compositions, optimizations, crop, bounce, puppet pins, cameras, and more. The responsive interface also includes built-in features, for example, an anchor manager, align tools, easing sliders and shortcuts, and more.

Reach is regularly updated based on user feedback, so you can be sure you're always getting the latest and greatest.
The natural cherry on top is your bookmark manager and thematic toolbars with additional helpful and straightforward tools.
With a dynamic and responsive user interface, complete with a search bar for easy access to all features, Reach is a breeze.
Reach offers a free trial version with access to all side toolbars, so you can try it out and see for yourself just how mighty it is.

You can use this opportunity to Refresh Your Workspace and Seriously Boost your Workflow (no kidding). 

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A tool with so many features might initially seem intimidating, but don't worry! We've designed Reach to be customizable to fit your individual needs. In the settings, you can deactivate any toolkit except for the tool's core – the powerful search bar.


  • If you click on the info button at the top right, you can completely fine-tune your interface :)
  • If you click to launch a dockable script, click when you want it to disappear.
  • If you apply an effect, double-click on the effect in Reach to remove it
  • The tools' eraser thoroughly cleans your Layer of its effects and expressions.
Modular tool User Interface

User Interface

User Interface

"AE in a Nutshell (but simpler)!"

In addition to effects, presets, extensions, and customizable features, you can access and bookmark EVERYTHING

User Interface
User Interface
User Interface

UI: Bookmarks |Feedback | Screen Capture Tool & Search Bar
Buttons: Refresh, Bookmarks, Commands, FX, Presets, Your scripts, Utilities, Expressions, Editor, Infos.

Edit, Fetch, Inject, and Create Expressions and Select the property(ies) to apply them. Save or Delete any Expression. All your Expressions are immediately accessible in Reach*.(more information is below)

Paste Expressions Language References directly in your code with a double click—bonus: Scripting Helper when you select a property from your Timeline.

[AE Natives Commands] + ALL Adobe Expression Language Reference, Embedded in the Expressions Editor

Random Examples on 130 Features:

Modular utilities

Reach BPM Manager

Reach Beat

Reach Bulk Layer Renamer


Reach Items Organizer

Reach Folder
Easing Tools (activate/deactivate this toolset):

Footer Tool Kit (optional in your settings):

Shift layers by color


Natives Commands Shortcuts:

Add To Media Encoder, Add To Render Queue, All Text Transform Properties, Auto Orient Orient Along Path, Auto Trace Path, Bake property / Convert Expression To Keyframes, Cam View Back, Cam View Bottom, Cam View Front, Cam View Left, Cam View Right, Cam View Top, Camera: 3D Create Orbit Null, Center Anchor Point In Layer, Clear Guides, Composition Flowchart, Composition Settings, Consolidate All Footage, Convert Audio To Keyframes (AE 2022), Convert Shape, Convert To Editable Text, Copy Expression Only, Copy With Property Links, Create Masks From Text, Create Protected Region, Create Shapes From Text, Create Shapes From Vector Layer .Ai .Eps, Create Stereo 3D Rig, Crop Composition To Region Of Interest, Deselect All, Disable Expressions, Edit In Adobe Audition, Edit Original, Enable Expressions, Enable Protected Region, Export Guides, Extract Work Area, Fit Comp, Fit Comp Height, Fit Comp Width, Flip Horizontal, Flip Vertical, Free Transform Points, Freeze Frame, Freeze On the Last Frame, Generate Markers From Audio Beats, Generate Markers From Audio Events, Group Shapes, Guide Layer, Hide Locked Masks, Hide Other Video, Import Guides, Last Effect, Layer 3D Orientation, Layer Add Stroke, Layer Alpha Add, Layer Alpha Inverted Matte, Layer Alpha Matte, Layer Bevel And Emboss, Layer Center In View, Layer Collapse, Layer Color Overlay, Layer Convert To Editable Styles, Layer Create Intro, Layer Create Outro, Layer Drop Shadow, Layer Environment Layer, Layer Feather Falloff, Layer Gradient Overlay, Layer Inner Glow, Layer Inner Shadow, Layer Inverted, Layer Lock, Layer New Camera 3d, Layer Outer Glow, Layer Quality Best, Layer Quality Bicubic, Layer Quality Bilinear, Layer Quality Draft, Layer Remove All, Layer satin, Layer settings, Layer shows All Styles, Layer smooth, Layer styles, Layer switch Motion Blur, Layer switch Shy, Layer switch Solo, Lift Work Area, Line Anchor, Link Focus Distance To Layer, Link Focus Distance To Point Of Interest, Lock Guides, Lock Other Masks, Look at all Layers, Look at selected layers, Mask And Shape Path, Mask Expansion, Mask Feather, Mask Interpolation, Mask Opacity, Mask Shape, Move Layer Down, Move Layer To Bottom, Move Layer To the Top, Move Layer Up, New Adjustment Layer, Open Script Editor, Pre Compose, PreRender, Previous Keyframe, Purge All Memory, Purge All Memory And Disk Cache, Purge Image Cache Memory, Purge Snapshot, Purge Undo, Reduce Project, Remove All Masks, Remove All Text Animators, Remove Mask, Remove Unused Footage, Reveal All Modified Properties, Reveal Comp In Pw, Reveal Expression Errors, Reveal In Explorer, Reveal In Timeline, Reveal Layer Source In Project, Select Equal Keyframes, Select the Following Keyframes, Select Label Group (Selecting a layer), Select Previous Keyframes, Separate Dimensions, Set Focus Distance To Layer, Set Poster Time, Shape Fill Color, Show Grid, Show Guides, Show Layer Controls, Show Rulers, Snap To Grid, Snap To Guides, Split Layer, Stroke Color, Stroke Width, Switch 3Dview, Sync Property To Audio Beats, Text Anchor Point Animator, Text Line Spacing, Text Opacity Property, Text Scale, Time Reverse Keyframes, Time Reverse Layer, Time Stretch, Trim Comp To Work Area, Ungroup Shapes, Unlock All Layers, Unlock All Masks.

Exclusive Features:

Replace Any Text, Replicate Composition, Mark Audio BPM on the Composition, Shift Layers, Fit Adjustment L. Above Layer(s), Add Bounce with Controllers to a Property, Reverse Selected Keyframes After PlayHead, Use a Comp as Pattern (tile), Remove Selected Keyframes, Remove Useless Keyframes, Keep Random Keyframes, Add guides around an Object, Cancel Separate Dimensions, Separate Joined Dimensions, Stick Layers, Replicate Composition, Add Trimmed Solid Under Selected Layer(s), Create Projects .aep from Comps, Sound System (audio Layer), Delete/Clear/Reset Layer (s) Fx, Color Label Per Layer Type, Auto Crop and Precomp Layer(s), Master Null For Layer(s), Create Golden Ratio Map, Explode Shape Layer(s), Mirror Keyframes, Organize Project Folder, Select 3D Layer(s), Select Cameras, Select Guides, Select Light Layer(s), Select Nulls, Select Shape layers, Select Text Layer(s), Precompose With Attributes, Precompose Without Attributes, Clear Expressions, Reset Layer (s) Anchor Point, Reset Layer(s) Position, Reset Layer(s) Rotation, Reset Layer(s) Scale, Add Guides All Around an Object, Setup Guides as Rule Of Third, Stroke: Round Join And Cap, Trim layer To Another, Trim Layer(s) Until the End of Work Area, Unprecompose Layer, Grid / Distribute Layer(s), Import Text File in Text Paragraph, Switch to the JS engine, Layer Rename Source Name (match), Set Markers / Interval, Beat Per Minutes & Measures, Easy 3D Camera with Controllers, Set Markers to Keyframed Properties, Sort Layers (inPoint), Soap Opera Effect, Rename Layer (s) Using Effects, Join (Cancel) Separate Dimensions, Remove Selected Keys, Set Markers on Layers With Expressions, Open Project Folder, Scale / Resize Composition, Enable/Disable All Expressions, Collect/Assemble End-to-end Footage[Video], Beat / Sound Audio Sync Music Reactions, Separate Joined Dimensions [Pos.Anch.Point], Set Layers to Classic 3D, Set Layer Markers as Comp Markers, Add/Save Your logo / Watermark, Control Loops, Randomize Layers Position, Remove Empty Folders From the Project. Continuously evolving...Stay Tuned!
Seyfi Cem Baskin
Just wanted to chime in and say Reach has a permanent place in my UI. Thanks for the quick updates.
Mark Horton
Keep up the good work. It's nice that you are continuously updating and adding new features. It has already saved me a lot of editing time!
Asadrun Media:
I can't imagine working without REACH anymore after my purchase. Thank you for that!!
El Cucuy Koundé
I bought it a few days back and highly recommend it.

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