Set Path Keyframes

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Author: Mograph Mindset

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Add and Remove Path keyframes with keyboard shortcuts.

Development by Mograph Mindset & Nate Lovell

Motion Design & Art Direction by Mike Labrow


Forget about endlessly toggling down Shape properties in your timeline to add Path keyframes. Set them instantly with a shortcut!

How it works

This plugin lets you quickly Add or Delete Keyframes for all Path Properties for Shape Layers.

Set Path Keyframes is located within the After Effects "Animation" menu. To run, select Animation > Set Path Keyframes.

Add/Remove Keyframes

After the Path keyframes are created, there are two ways to reveal them in the timeline:

  1. Hit "U" on the keyboard to Reveal All Modified Properties
  2. Hit "SS" on the keyboard to Show Selected, which reveals only the selected keyframes

Reveal in Timeline


    • Adds new Path keyframes for selected Shape Layers at the current time
    • If all Paths already have keyframes, remove the keyframes at the current time

Map to Keyboard

Choose a custom keyboard shortcut that fits your workflow. For example:

Windows: CTRL + ALT + Q

Mac: ⌥ + ⌃ + Q

Set Path Keyframes


The easiest way to install is by using the aescripts + aeplugins manager app

To install manually:

Windows: Move Set Path Keyframes.aex to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Common\Plug-ins\7.0\MediaCore

Mac: Move Set Path Keyframes.plugin to /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Common/Plug-ins/7.0/MediaCore

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