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Circle Rig Pro


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Circle Rig Pro

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Circle Rig Pro

Circle Rig Pro is an easy way to arrange layers in a circle in After Effects.  Create Image Carousels, Radial Arrays, Circular Designs & Spirals. Add effector, loopable wiggle, time delay & more!

Circle Rig Pro Highlights

  • Add effector, loopable wiggle and time delay.
  • Easily add, remove and move layers around after creation.
  • Add multiple circle rigs.
  • Works in 2D & 3D.
  • Countless settings for orientation and distribution of layers.

How does it work?

  1. Select layers and click “+”
    -Layers will be parented to a new Null Object, which contains the Effect Controls.
  2. Easily modify:
    -Add layers.
    -Remove layers.
    -Move layers clockwise.
    -Move layers counterclockwise.
    -Swap position of layers.
  3. Adjust Effect Controls

Main Features


  • Affect properties based on the distance to a chosen layer:
  • Position & Rotation (X, Y, Z), Radius, Scale

Loopable Wiggle

  • Set Amplitude, Frequency, Loop Time and Seed.
  • Separate Dimensions: X, Y, Z & Radius.

Time Delay

  • Clockwise
  • Counterclockwise
  • Random


Versatile Controls

  • Offset layers in 2D and 3D space.
  • Control even, odd and random layers.
  • Create Spirals.

Orientation Settings

  • Directional
  • Auto Aligned
  • Target Layer

Back Side Color

  • Choose Back Side Color
  • Flip Back Side
  • Hide Back Side




  • Custom Carousels:
    • Choose a Null Object as an Effector to scale/move/rotate the front image of a carousel.
  • Advanced 3d:
    • Make use of After Effects newly added 3D capabilities.
    • Go to Composition Settings > 3D Renderer > Advanced 3D.
    • Import 3D models or extrude Shape Layers.
  • Particles & Lens Flares:
    • Use Light Layers to attach lens flares and particle emitters.
    • Keyframe Radius, Offset (degree) and Z Offset to create stunning vortex animations.
  • Swarm Like Animations:
    • Set the Radius to 0 and enable Wiggle.
  • Beyond the Circle-Verse:
    • Effector, Wiggle and Time Delay can be used for more than just radial designs.
    • You can freely position layers after adding them to a circle rig – think grids, lines & more.


After Effects 2024, 2023, 2022

  • Requirements:
    • After Effects CC 22.6.5 (2022) and newer.
    • Expressions Engine must be set to JavaScript: Project Settings > Expressions > Expressions Engline > JavaScript
  • The easiest way to install “Circle Rig Pro”, is to use the aescripts + aeplugins manager app.
  • To install “Circle Rig Pro” manually, copy the file “Circle Rig Pro.jsxbin” AND the folder “Circle_Rig_Pro_Assets” into your “ScriptUI Panels” folder within your After Effects directory:
    • WINDOWS: Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects (Version)\Support Files\Scripts\ScriptUI Panels
    • MAC: Applications/Adobe After Effects (Version)/Scripts/ScriptUI Panels
  • Restart After Effects and run the script by going to Window > Circle Rig Pro.

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