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How to install After Effects Scripts, Extensions, and Plug-ins without administrator access

Scripts

To locate your scripts folder, open general preferences and click the “Reveal Preferences in Finder” button.

macOS:
/Users/<username>/Library/Preferences/Adobe/After Effects/<version>/Scripts

Windows:
%appdata%\adobe\after effects\<version>\scripts\

If needed, create the ScriptUI Panels folder within it.

Put your scripts there, restart AE.
Alternatively, as of CC 2019, there are shortcuts for installing scripts from the UI.

see:
AE 2019 Feature Summary

Plug-ins

Create the following directory structure if it does not exist:

macOS:
/Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Common/Plug-ins/7.0/MediaCore

Copy your plugins there, restart AE.

Extensions

Create the following directory structure if it does not exist:

macOS:
/Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CEP/extensions

Windows:
%appdata%\adobe\cep\extensions\

Put your extensions there, restart AE.

If you have a zxp, it can be unpacked with the ZXP Installer from aescripts:

It will ask you for your administrator password, click cancel (maybe twice) and it will allow you to do a manual install. Point it at the directory above, restart AE.

Slanted Studios – Adult Swim Bumps 2014

Adult Swim: Bumps (2014) from Michelle Higa Fox on Vimeo.

I comped over 90 bumps in three weeks.

Loyal Kaspar – Fox Sports 1 Network Launch

Fox Sports 1 Network Launch from loyalkaspar on Vimeo.

Senior architect for insanely complicated toolkits / requirements and huge deliverables list.

Mixtape Club – Chrome Racer

Launch Video for Racer: A Chrome Experiment from Mixtape Club on Vimeo.

*RIP Rene, couldn’t have done this job without you*

Slanted Studios – Machete Kills

Adult Swim Promo “Machete Kills” from Michelle Higa Fox on Vimeo.

I composited this.

Did you notice? No? Good.

DLife Launch

DLife Brand Launch Montage from loyalkaspar on Vimeo.

Hella deliverables

Loyal Kaspar – Longhorns Launch

ESPN Longhorn Network – Launch Montage from loyalkaspar on Vimeo.

Many deliverables. Tight deadline. VRay + Cinema4D Did Not mix.

Landrover: Claynation

Land Rover Claynation from Peter Sluszka on Vimeo.

I was lead compositor on this.

Hornet – Youth in Revolt

Youth In Revolt Lovemaking Hallucination from Peter Sluszka on Vimeo.

I rotoscoped Michael Cera’s pinky. Some other stuff too. Animation by Dave Creek, comp help from Kristin Hall

MOMA – I want you to want me

i want u to want me from gabriel dance on Vimeo.

I turned the video clips (200+) into looping sprites. In about two days.