Paths from Nulls
The alter ego entity of the built-in tool "Nulls From Paths.jsx" grants your fingertips the power to generate a path from existing nulls to achieve unique effects, especially when working with tracked footage/nulls imported from 3D software. If that wasn't enough, a swift tick gifts the created paths with rope-like qualities so you can finally host your own realtime noodles party.
Free
For After Effects CC 2019, 2020, 2021 or later.
What does it do?
It connects existing nulls with a new path
Key Features
  • Connect multiple nulls with a path
  • Choose whether the new path points follow the nulls using an expression or not
  • Hold Alt while hovering the interface to reveal the options to connect other layer types (like solids and footage) instead of nulls
  • Optional: simulate ropes when bringing the new path points closer together
Download if
  • Eager clients often ask you to connect a lot of corporate logos and trademarks with a line, or a dashed line
  • You often import 3D camera tracking data from other software and interested in creating bridges / geometric shapes using the tracked points
  • You are intrested in a free, easy plexus alternative
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Select at least two nulls and click Points Follow Nulls.
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Tip: by holding shift, you can generate using any selected layer, nulls or not.
Use Static Path from Nulls to generate an expression-free path.
This path will initially be shaped according to the selected nulls/layers, but will not follow them as you move them around.
Use additional options like "Ropes" to make your generated paths bend when your nulls get closer to each other, or "Path Closed" to quickly toggle the path closed/open feature on and off.
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  • Reshape, Subdivide, Fractalize and Connect points on your path
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