rd: Simple Console

This script displays a palette containing a text area in which you can enter JavaScript commands that will be evaluated. There is no capturing of errors or messages — this console is just a simple way of entering commands without having to create a script first.

Note: The console field has a maximum capacity of 255 characters.

Note: This version of the script requires After Effects CS5 or later. It can be used as a dockable panel by placing the script in a ScriptUI Panels subfolder of the Scripts folder, and then choosing this script from the Window menu.

rd: Simple Console

revision history

v3.011-may-2013Updated minimum version to CS5, added small UI tweaks for CC, and cleaned up some code.
v2.07-aug-2007Requires AE CS3. Can work as a dockable panel or a palette.
v1.021-mar-2005Initial release. Use for AE 7.0 or earlier.