ma_toolbar – A simple After Effects toolbar

Going through menu structures to run plugins or scripts in After Effects gets old very quickly. So two years ago I made this little script that will generate a custom toolbar. It’s really nothing fancy at all, and I forgot all about it until today.

You can call your own scripts or After Effects functions from each button.

Disclaimer: this is a script made for internal use as more of a proof of concept. So there is very little going on in terms of security or error checking (just the basics). If you plan to use it in a larger setting, be aware that evaluating any old Javascript that you read from some XML file WILL eventually bite you in the ass. Consider yourself warned. That said, if it helps you in any way, that’s fine.

You can find the script on Github: https://github.com/flipswitchingmonkey/ma_toolbar

 

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