MonkeyBars for After Effects


MonkeyBars for After Effects


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Kinetic Text Boxes

MonkeyBars is designed to procedurally generate animated text boxes quickly.


This new Monkey easily generates multi-line animations bases on the contents of the text. Choose text size and color, designate the box, and let the Monkey do the rest.  Easily customize the layout and  animation characteristics.

MonkeyBars is ideally suited for high volume Info Graphics, Viral Videos, Lower Third Banners, Subtitles and Bullet Points.


  • Easy Box Customization
  • Multiple Interpolation
  • In and/or Out Transitions
  • Stencil Text Feature
  • Marker Based Timing Controls
  • Simple Layout Manipulation
  • Multiple Screen Positions
  • Proportional Box Expansion
  • Box Opacity Controls
  • Animation Delay
  • Random or Specilifed Directional Controls
  • Key Commands for Added Layout Control

Here's a tutorial to get you started.

Whats the difference between Monkeys?

TypeMonkey has a unique algorithm that simulates a “2D staircase” design that is popular in kinetic typography. Our best selling product.

CircusMonkey creates and animates type. It specializes in complex 3D text layouts using 7 different algorithms that can be adjusted via effects controls after the build.

LayerMonkey uses the same layout algorithm as TypeMonkey, but it works with any type of layer - video, pre-comps, graphics, whatever. However, it won't generate text like CircusMonkey or TypeMonkey. Text has to be prepared manually in Illustrator, Photoshop.

MotionMonkey is a whole other animal. It has a much more complex and versatile animation system then the others, but it doesn't create a layout, text or generate an animated camera like the others. It's ideal for layered artwork where the layout has already been designed.

MonkeyCam Pro Is a more powerful version of the camera thats included in most of the others. Its a standalone product but can also be used in conjuntion with any of the other monkeys.

MonkeyBars specializes in creating text box animations, the kind used in viral videos, info graphics, lower third supers, and subtitles. Great if you do high volume work.

ShapeMonkey is a fast and intuitive way to automatically create shape-based animations in After Effects.


Which is best? Well, that depends on your project. All the Monkeys are designed for everyone from a beginner to an experienced professional in mind. They're powerful, dependable and intuitive with a very small learning curve. The easiest way to tell which is right for your project is to download the trial versions and play with them.

For Adobe After Effects CC 2017, CC 2015.3, CC 2015, CC 2014, CC, CS6, CS5.5

Ebberts + Zucker MonkeyBars Quick Start Tutorial

Learn how to use MonkeyBars to procedurally generate animated text boxes quickly.