I often see folks asking about ways to store expressions within AE; I wanted to create a little writeup of a few commercial systems out there.
Of course there are ways to store them offline, but sometimes it's nice to have a product to handle it all for ya.
Now, if these off-the-shelf tools don't fit your need, feel free to contact me for a custom solution 😉
|Quiver ($20)||Solely an expression library manager.|
|Expression Library ($30)||An expression library manager, also working with expression controls.|
|Expression Toolbox ($20)||This is made just to be an expression toolbox, with some side features.|
|KBar ($40)||The go-to method for creating custom toolbars in AE. You can create all sorts of toolbars containing buttons to control things in AE, including a robust system for saving expressions to buttons.|
|Tool Launcher ($40)||A whole system for managing scripts, extensions, expressions, letting you embed dockable panels in their tool, and also create custom commands and buttons in your own toolbars.|
|Quick Menu ($25)||Sort of a "Spotlight for AE," it offers a way to save expressions.|
Other Tools with Library Features
|pt_ExpressEdit ($40)||This tool is primarily for finding and editing expressions project-wide, though it has a library feature.|
|MoCode ($80)||This is a whole development environment right within AE, so it offers much more than just an expression library, but it's in there!|
|Project Notes ($20)||Very minimal, this lets you have a list of "notes," which you can tell the tool to apply as an expression, or script, or just store for your own reference.|