Hyle is a new tool that allows you to automate tasks in After Effects quickly and easily. By using a simple and understandable text syntax you will be able to generate and affect content in an efficient and reusable way. Hyle will read through the file or text you feed it and generate content accordingly.
To install Hyle’s core
Download the script and put
hyle.jsx in your startup scripts folder.
Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects <version>\/Support Files/Scripts/Startup
- OS X:
/Applications/Adobe After Effects CC 2014/Scripts/Startup
To install Hyle’s panel
From the previously downloaded archive, drag
hyle-panel.jsx in your script ui folder.
Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects <version>\Support Files\Script UI Panels
- OS X:
/Applications/Adobe After Effects <version>/Scripts/ScriptUI Panels
Hyle currently only works with english versions of After Effects CS5.5 and higher.
If your After Effects is in another language than english, you can still use Hyle by using this simple technique.
- Close After Effects.
- Create a empty file named
ae_force_english.txtin your documents folder.
- OS X:
- Open After Effects and it should be in english.
Here's a little snippet to give you a quick taste of Hyle's power.
folders: - Hyle Demo - | compositions compositions: - name: Hyle Demo folder: compositions layers: - type: camera transform: point of interest: expression: transform.position position: expression: "[thisComp.width/2, thisComp.height/2, value]" keyframes: - time: 0 value: [0, 0, -1700] - time: 2 value: [0, 0, -1800] - type: light name: main light transform: position: [640, 345, -655] options: type: point color: f4e7e7 - type: text 3d: true text: Welcome To Hyle's Demo font size: 90 - type: solid 3d: true color: 3a388d width: 2000 height: 1000