Flex for After Effects

Flex for After Effects


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Flex for After Effects

Flexible Layouts for your Layers

Flex is a tool for creating dynamically realigning layouts for your layers in After Effects.


Flex is a tool for creating dynamically realigning layers in different layouts.

Flex Line Rigs are all about working with single rows or columns, whereas Flex Grid Rigs are for more complicated scenarios in which you have multiple rows or columns operating as a cohesive system.

Flex is a collaboration between Vincent Raineri & Zack Lovatt


Flex Lines

A Line Rig will connect all of your selected layers together into a straight line.

Then you can quickly & easily have the size of one layer affect the scale and position of its neighbours, creating a nice flexible line.

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Flex Grids

If a Line Rig is too 1-dimensional for you, try a Grid Rig!

Flex Grid Rigs will take your existing layouts and create horizontal and vertical controllers for them, letting you dynamically flex groups of layers as rows and columns.

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Flex Methods

Once rigged, Flex gives six different ways to handle scaling within your layers.


Flex Mattes

Don’t want to mess with your layer scaling? Try Flex Mattes.

Instead of modifying your layers, Flex can create rigged mattes, preserving your art & still getting all perks.

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Flex Trial Limitations

The following restrictions apply in Trial Mode:

  • Matte Mode is disabled.
  • Stroke Options (setting inner/outer shape layer strokes) are disabled.


After Effects 2022, 2021, 2020, CC 2019, CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015.3

Zack Lovat Flex for After Effects: Basic & Advanced Tutorials

Check out these 2 tutorials to learn Flex for After Effects quickly.  The basic tutorial shows the basic steps of how to get up and running with Flex.  The Advanced tutorial shows specific features from Flex, including Flex Methods & Mattes, further controls on Line and Grid rigs, and the Flex Creator tab.