The New After Effects Expression Editor Goes Beast Mode
If you work with expressions inside of Adobe After Effects, you’re going to be a happy camper.
If you’re already an expert at coding, these updates will help you code faster. If you’re a novice when it comes to expression, then these updates are going to make working with expressions a little less intimidating. Let’s take a look at the changes.
The new layout is designed to allow you to navigate your code visually with syntax highlighting, line numbers, matching brace highlighting and code folding, all of which is customizable. Now when you type in the Editor, it will automatically suggest snippets of code based on what you’re inputting. When there’s an error with the code, you’re now given an in-line message to put things into context. It will even help to reconnect assets, such as showing a list of available layer elements.
As if the new Expression Editor wasn’t fantastic enough, you also now have a Scripting and Expressions menu in the Preferences panel. allowing you to make significant customization options, including the color themes and a number of other settings.
So what do you think? Do you like the new layout?