How can I create a plugin for After Effects 2015?

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Jul 28, 2016 Jul 28, 2016

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My question is very generic and I know that it could trigger a long discussion ... I'm in love with Video Copilot Plugins, and for many years I follow the company in their fantastic products. If I wanted to create similar plugins, what tools should I use for programming? With what language they are written? And for the graphic interface on AE?

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 28, 2016 Jul 28, 2016
hi Leandro! welcome to the forum!the AE sdk is in C. you can work with whatever language you want, buteventually, the calls to the AE API will be in C/C++.the SDK is shipped with visual studio project for windows, and xcode formac.effect controls window and comp window overlay graphics are created usingthe drawbot suite supplied by the AE SDK.

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Jul 28, 2016 Jul 28, 2016

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hi Leandro! welcome to the forum!

the AE sdk is in C. you can work with whatever language you want, but

eventually, the calls to the AE API will be in C/C++.

the SDK is shipped with visual studio project for windows, and xcode for

mac.

effect controls window and comp window overlay graphics are created using

the drawbot suite supplied by the AE SDK.

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Nov 04, 2017 Nov 04, 2017

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I have tried downloading the SDK and opened the Visual Studio project file for one of their sample plugins, but I don't know how to implement it into After Effects to debug the code and understand how everything works can you please help me?

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Feb 24, 2022 Feb 24, 2022

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Hi, i just found this topic.. im interested too,... 

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Feb 25, 2022 Feb 25, 2022

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There are a few tutorials on youtube about getting started with the SDK in Visual Studio and Xcode. There are also paid ones on fxphd.com. 

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Feb 25, 2022 Feb 25, 2022

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Thank you, James!

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