What is The Difference Between Scripts, Extensions, And Plugins?

Nathan Lovell clarifies the differences between scripts, extensions and plugins in After Effects.

What are the differences between scripts, extensions and plugins? Nathan Lovell from NT Productions tries to clarify that in this latest video. He defines each one’s purpose as well as their benefits or drawbacks so you can make an informed decision when deciding which type of program is right for your needs!

Nathan says, “Many people have misconceptions about what a script/extension is and hopefully I can clear the air today. What they break down to in essence: Scripts are great for automating things quickly with After Effects; scripts use Javascript language.”

Plugins are a great way to add extra features and functionality in After Effects. Nathan shares many tutorials on his YouTube channel for extending scripts or other methods, check it out here!