After Effects Script UI Panel
A powerful toolset for animating text layers in After Effects.



The type of tool you always wanted.

Maximum power, minimal design. All made to help you animate text in After Effects.

Type After Effects UI

Make things write

Animate text being typed out by character, word, or line.

Make text flow up, or from the middle.

Add a customizable blinking cursor that automatically tracks with your text.

Animate text being typed out

A lot to highlight

Select the text you want to highlight, underline, or strikethrough then press the button.

Hold shift to animate automatically.

Out-of-the box simplicity, unlimited customization.

Markup text in After Effects

Box it up

Make a smart rectangle around your text that automatically adapts as the type changes.

Or make a perfectly sized track matte around your text.

Customize either rectangle however you want.

Create text boxes around your text

Easy as 1, 2, 3

Add a powerful number rig with a click of a button. Automatically format numbers to any locale, add symbols, and abbreviate big numbers.

Or create an automatic time counter that precisely tracks with the time of the layer itself.

Animate and format numbers in After Effects


Make any text monospaced (regardless of font).

Control the spacing and add variable spacers to target and customize a specific range of your text.

Based on a technique by Thor Sarup.

Make any text monospace regardless of font

Slice up your type

Cut up any text layer by word, line, or character. 100% editable text layers. Retain pixel-perfect positioning & effects.

Advanced parenting preferences available for even more control.

Split text to multiple layers


How does the license work?

Each license is valid for 1 user. You will need an internet connection to activate your license initially. Using Type on a separate machine will require reactivation.

Upon purchase, you will be emailed a license code. You can also retrieve this from your Gumroad account.

Why am I getting an expression error?

Make sure your expression engine is set to JavaScript:

(File > Project Settings > Expressions > Expression Engine).

Can I handoff a project with Type?

Yes. All effects generated by Type are accessible to anyone with After Effects.

Does Type work with KBar?

Yes. Type includes support for KBar.

Icons and a .kbar template are included when you download the product.