Generate motion specs from After Effects and become an engineer's best friend
Select pairs of keyframes and click the giant button. These keyframe values will be collected within a floating panel and may be copied out as text or added to a renderable blue side panel in a duplicate comp.
Selected keyframe pairs are now added to the property list as plain text. Additional keys may be added to the list and the overall duration and delay of each key pair will update
Note- Live text is dead as of v2.1, the live text panel has been removed because it was a major pain to get useable data from all those expressions.
If it's difficult to see what's being spec'd, you can grey out the layers below what you want to focus on. To isolate layers, click to add an isolation adjustment layer and drag it below your focused layers.
Created with every spec, a counter is also available as its own layer. Create a millisecond counter with a defined start and end point. Start the timer at the beginning of the transition to easily illustrate the global start time.
One element is often known by multiple names, which can be confusing. Click the pointer button to draw lines between spec data and visual elements.
In newer versions of After Effects, it is possible to install RubberHose 2 and other scripts without digging through your hard drive.
File > Scripts > Install Script UI Panel…
Restart Ae and InspectorSpacetime will be available in the Window menu at the top of the screen. Scroll down to find the installed scripts
The tool is named after the Doctor Who parody from the underrated NBC comedy Community. The series really falls apart at the end but it's mostly pretty amazing.
Inspector Spacetime. It's a bad pun. I'm a dad. I can't help it.