Freebies: Mekajiki: FreeTools for After Effects
Mekajiki, makers of RenderGarden for After Effects, have several helpful free tools that can free-up memory, make it easier to find and launch scripts, quickly extract alpha channels from luminance, and more.
Quickly extract alpha channels from luminance with this Adobe After Effects plug- in. Extract light effects such as flares or fire from black backgrounds, or generate alphas for your CG occlusion.
After Effects panel for browsing and launching other scripts.
Mac OSX Command-line tool to force-quit Adobe After Effects and automatically increment and save your project.
Mac OSX Command-line tool to kill all stuck AERendercore processes which may be hogging memory.
Mekajiki also makes RenderGarden for After Effects.
Increase your render speeds by 3 times on your computer and maximize your CPU cores when rendering across your network. RenderGarden is an absolute must-have script for After Effects users.
RenderGarden is an Adobe After Effects script that splits your comp into a specified number of segments (which we refer to as seeds) and then renders them to multiple background command line windows (which we call, Gardeners). Through segmenting the comp into multiple seeds, you can fully maximize your CPU cores on a single machine or across multiple machines with network rendering.
Posted by Kim Sternisha