14 of the best After Effects plugins in 2024

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The best After Effects plugins can transform the way you work with Adobe's leading motion graphic and compositing software. Whether you're a graphic and motion designer, animator or 3D artist, there's a plugin that can help speed up your workflow, boost your creativity, or both.

As we note in our After Effects review, Adobe's software is already powerful and feature-rich. And a quick glance at the best After Effects tutorials will reveal just how much you can do with it, out of the box. But like with many programs, it can be improved and made more efficient through the use of third-party tools. So in this article, we've collected together the best After Effects plugins, as recommended by experienced designers and animators contributing to Creative Bloq.

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Mike Griggs

Mike Griggs is a veteran digital content creator and technical writer. For nearly 30 years, Mike has been creating digital artwork, animations and VR elements for multi-national companies and world-class museums. Mike has been a writer for 3D World Magazine and Creative Bloq for over 10 years, where he has shared his passion for demystifying the process of digital content creation.

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