October 22, 2019

Import Social Media Posts and Edit Them However You Want

Import Instagram and Twitter Posts into Adobe After Effects
This is huge if you need to put social media content on a screen.

Social Importer allows you to import posts from Instagram and Twitter into After Effects, then split all of the elements into keyframable properties. 

This can be especially useful if you work in news, on documentaries, or really any other type of content where you might want to share social media elements. 

It's actually surprisingly simple to use and we'll take you through it step by step.

Step 1 - Import a Post

With Social Importer you can import posts from both Twitter and Instagram. Bring in a post via Post IDs or a username, and specify the number you’d like to import. When working with Twitter, you can specify if you want to import the latest or most popular posts. The plugin supports both photo and video posts. 

Import Instagram and Twitter Posts into Adobe After Effects

Step 2 - Animate

Social Importer breaks the keyframable attributes into three main sections of properties; top, picture, and bottom. These properties can be found by opening up the main precomp and selecting the Control layer at the top. Once selected, open up the Window > Effect Controls panel to see the 55+ options. 

Import Instagram and Twitter Posts into Adobe After Effects

The plugin automatically adjusts the elements to fit both the picture and the captions of the post. Users can animate nearly everything on screen, from the text elements to the color scheme. Tweak and adjust to your heart’s desire, whether you want to round the edges of a post or give yourself one million likes, the choice is yours. 

Step 3 - Automate

If you’re working with a lot of posts, the Social Importer plugin has tools to help speed up your workflow. You can quickly copy and paste animation and style properties across posts. For an even faster workflow, create templates to apply when importing. 

Import Instagram and Twitter Posts into Adobe After Effects
Import Instagram and Twitter Posts into Adobe After Effects

Get Social Importer now for $49.99 at aescripts.com    

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I didn't know this existed! Thank you for sharing this!!!

October 24, 2019 at 4:57PM

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