Optimizing the Video Editing Process
October 2015
Sprite-O-Matic is an After Effects script I wrote to help video editors automate the sprite sheet animation process.
Learning ExtendScript
I had the idea to develop Sprite-O-Matic after working with lots of sprite sheets at MZ. I had to learn Adobe's ExtendScript, but total development time was less than a week. The script saved my coworkers and I roughly 10-15mins per sprite sheet animation. I published Sprite-O-Matic on aescripts.com and later the Adobe Add-ons store. Despite its somewhat niche application, it has been downloaded by more than 1,500 video editors.