A Radial Repeater for After Effects

I've just launched my latest project for made by loop called Spoke! It's a radial layer repeater script for After Effects that provides a quick and simple way to repeat any layer, not just shaper layers, around a circle in After Effects.

Let's say you wanted 10 copies of a layer distributed evenly around a circle, with Spoke all you'd need to do is select the layer you want to copy, enter 10 in the Number of copies text box, and hit go! The script will duplicate the layers, add a centre point control, and evenly space the layers around a circle relative to the original layer.

After Effects radial layer repeater

Although there's an existing repeater option for shape layers, there are limits on how you can customise the animation and the look and feel of each of the copies - with Spoke however, each copy is its own unique layer which means they can be customised in their own way.

There's also a few customisation options too, if you had a selection of arrows for example, there's an option to have them all point inwards towards the centre point - this also comes in handy for repeating text layers around a circle.

I'm excited to see what people come up with while using the Spoke script, it's perfect for experimenting and creating cool looking radial patterns in After Effects.

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Rewilding the planet with freelance animation and motion design

We've only got one planet, and right now it needs all the help it can get. Climate change and biodiversity loss are massive challenges that we need to tackle head on.

That's why, for every freelance animation project over £1000 a donation of 2% of the total budget will be made to the World Land Trust, on your behalf.

The money will go towards WLT's "buy an acre" programme; buying up and protecting vital habitats around the world, and helping fight against climate change.

Any projects under £1000 will have a tree planted on your behalf.

Acres saved so far:

Thanks to my wonderful clients and the animations we've produced, enough money has been donated to save around 12 Acres of vital habitats around the world.