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  1. Thanks for the script. I’ve downloaded and installed Utility Box into my AE support files however it doesn’t appear as what you illustrate. This has only icons to separate menus and is not dockable. Appears to be less operational than what you are using in the tutorial above.

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      Hey! This is the new version. The old version was way too large to be docked comfortably, but I understand if people prefer that version. I’ll try to look for it to see if I still have older versions, but I most likely got rid of them 🙁

  2. Your tutorial is so awesome.
    I can directly understand.
    But i’m just confused something.

    Where to find After Effects folder > Support Files\Scripts\ScriptUI Panels ?
    I’ve already on my ae folder but there is no support files there.
    Thank you for help. 😊

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      Well for example this is how my path looks : C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CS6\Support Files\Scripts\ScriptUI Panels
      Depending on where you’ve installed AE you need to follow a path that looks something like that

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  3. . I love the tutorial but when i run it i have this message “This proyect has an error of expression: error 1 of 1”. Can you tell me why?

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  4. Hello ! And thanks for your script !
    I have a problem with the part expression, it doesn’t work for me and i cannot set the wiggle because there is no spot to do this like the version of your tutorial video…

    Best regards

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      Hey! Haven’t looked as much into the expressions tab when I updated the script, but it should work. Just remember that you have to select a property for any given layer (i.e make sure the “position” property is selected), before clicking to add the expression.

  5. Hey bro, your utility box doesnt work for me :S it give me an error when i run it
    After effects error: Cant import the file ”Utility_Box_v1.6jsxbin” unsupported filetype or extension

    And i put the file on the correct folder :S

          1. Thanks Harsh… I was also looking for it… got it… under window menu… Regards ,,,,

    1. Just put the “.jsxbin”file to following path
      C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CC\Support Files\Scripts\ScriptUI Panels
      now start your After effect and u will find it in window panel drop down.

  6. Thanks for the awesome script!! I use it pretty often, however it seems to not work sometimes, to be more exact I’ve tried to use grid in 2 photos. In the 1st one it worked pretty well, but in the second one it doesn’t work at all. I’ve tried precomposing the photo but nothing changed… I hit split and it just creates another comp. Any ideas or tip?

  7. thx dude for script!! its really awesome in use and i am also really fan of your work which u have put for sales in videohive !! awesome stuff:)

  8. Hay Bro,, Thanks a lot for such a lovely tutorial, as I have install script and place it in the same path as you shown in your description, Now how can I find this utility box option in after effect? do I need to restart my MacBook to find this Toolbox?

    Plz help.

    Thanks again.. with warm regards

  9. hello,, thank you for this great tutorial.. the utility box is only working for clone but nothing else. i downloaded the version that is on here..1.6 thank you for this great work

  10. Hi, Thanks for the Script, I’m always using it, saves me a lot of time!
    Can i make a suggestion?

    I only wish that it was possible to keyframe properties with the Transform Option

  11. hi, i really liked your work and now its been a month m making my own projects just for getting into motion graphics.
    Thank you for tutorials.
    i needed help for creating this type of effect in AE. please help me with it .
    timing 1.17 . the flares i want to create. please help me with it .

    Thank you

  12. Great Tutorials and the Utility Box seems to be a very helpful tool!!

    Unfortunately I have an Issue with it, as i try to do the energy trail Tutorial. When i want to randomize the rotation with the utility box, nothing happens. For xyt translation it works properly, for scaling as well, but the rotation simply dont work. Also there is an issue that the buttons become blue when i tick them off instead of black. this also is a bit confusing. I have to click them several times to get them black (off) properly.

    I’m using AE CC 2017 btw.

    Thanks a lot and cheers!

    1. Just figured out the solution.

      Was my faoult as me scatty junior AE Pilot forgot to make the layers 3D. So after that, everything worked out fine. Except… the buttons still turn out blue when i tick them off…

  13. I downloaded and ran the script but there’s stuff that isn’t working/missing. For example, there’s no way of choosing Position, Scale, Opacity, XYZ, etc. in the Transform palette.
    I think there are some great ideas here but I’ll need to wait on a version that isn’t broken. Thanks for your hard work. Keep going!

  14. I take back what I said earlier about quality script as my judgement then was based on the video but it seems that the current version is broken so this script is no longer maintained and hardly qualifies for the quality adjective.

    Open source the thing and stick it on Github.

  15. First of all, great job on the tutorials and the script. I’ve learned a ton from them. Utility box was working great for me and then all of a sudden I started getting the following error when I try to start it: “Unable to execute script at line 11. Unable to create image file.” Do you have any idea how to correct this? To my knowledge I have not changed anything with my configuration that would effect this.


  16. With regards to this error, “Unable to execute script at line 11. Unable to create image file.”
    I get it when starting AE if I had it docked. Simply proceed, after creating a comp, grab it from UI drop-down. The components are now visible- and work in it’s previously docked location. AEcs6, window7.

  17. Sorry, You need to create a solid or layer in the comp, then uncheck and check utility box in UI to reload utility box and it will now show all it’s controls in the previously docked panel location.

    To fast track all that, just uncheck it before you close AE in the UI drop-down, then after creating a layer in a new comp, check it and it will show up where you docked it last time. Peace..

  18. Bonjour, excusez moi j’ai un problème avec le script en question. j’ai un problème avec son apparance sur after effect… ça ne s’affiche pas comme sur vos tutoriaux. besoin d’aide!

  19. How do you download this script on a PC. I usually use a mac but I am currently on a PC and i’m running into issues. It’s downloading as a JSXBIN file and its not wanting it open.

    1. Copy the file to Scripts UI Panels folder, typically: “C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CC 2018\Support Files\Scripts\ScriptUI Panels” and restart After Effects.

  20. The script oddly only opened when I told it to be opened by Adobe AFCC even though it was an execution file. Nice work. Thank you.

  21. Hi,

    Thanks for the script! I run on a Mac and when I select a feature, it opens a new window with the properties instead of being contained in the tab like yours. Do you know why and how to fix this?

    Thanks a lot!

  22. Hey guys,

    This script DOES run on Mac
    I thought it was for just windows as well but this is not a exe file!
    that’s just how mac shows it by default

    find your after effects folder in applications folder
    then put the extracted zip file you downloaded into the “Script UI Panels” folder
    restart After Effects and it will show up at the bottom of “windows” tab

    He has all the instructions on there
    great tool!

    PS. I would sort the comments from latest to earliest

  23. In transformation panel I cannot use any keyframe. If I put a single keyframe into a single layer it doesn’t work…
    It’s useless… 🙁

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