After Effects: Presets vs Plugins vs Scripts vs Expressions vs Templates

March 24, 2015
By Caleb Ward, Premium Beat

Confused about the lingo in After Effects? In this post, we break down the key differences between presets, plugins, scripts, expressions and templates in AE.

There is is a lot of confusion out there over the different terms used in After Effects…and rightfully so. The terms above are often used online interchangeably adding to the uncertainty. In the following post we’ll clear up the differences, explaining how to create, use, and correctly talk about each one!

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