Wednesday, September 13th, 2023 Posted by Jim Thacker

Get free After Effects plugin Crate’s Text Message Generator

Online asset library ProductionCrate has released Crate’s Text Message Generator, a free After Effects extension for generating animated text message graphics.

Generate animated text messages in After Effects for VFX and motion graphics
Crate’s Text Message Generator generates an animated string of incoming and outgoing messages as if they were being typed in real time, as shown in the video above.

You can customise the visual style of the messages, with presets mimicking Android and iOS messaging and apps like WhatsApp and WeChat.

Other free After Effects plugins and stock assets
The script is Production Crate’s latest free After Effects add-on, following god ray generator Crate’s Godrays and light wrap script Crate’s Light Wrap.

The site also provides a library of over 10,000 stock VFX and motion graphics elements, over 500 of which can be downloaded for free.

Licensing and system requirements
Crate’s Text Message Generator is available for After Effects CC+ running on Windows and macOS. The plugin is free, and is licensed for use in commercial projects.

To download it, you will need to register for an account on ProductionCrate. You can register for free by selecting the Sample account on the registration page and unchecking ‘Donate $15/mo for 4K downloads’.

Download free After Effects plugin Crate’s Text Message Generator
(Click the ‘Windows’ or ‘Mac’ links beneath the words ‘Sign in for free download’)

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