Expression errors caused by varying languages is not new to any After Effects veteran. And as an author, it’s always important to best support your buyers by ensuring that your project files will work for them without any trouble shooting. It’s important to note that VideoHive members hail from all parts of the globe. We have chosen English as the native language for the site, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make it easy for buyers to work with the projects they purchase within their native language.
Our good friend Lloyd Alvarez recently released a script for After Effects called ExpressionUniversalizer. It’s available for download on AEScripts.com, and falls under their “name your own price” model. The beautiful thing about this script is that within a few simple clicks, it takes all of the expressions in your project and changes them to universal language. Meaning you can write your expressions in English, and after running the script, your project can be opened in any language and the expressions will always work properly. This effectively eliminates a common issue we see in support. Often times buyers will write in confused about these errors, and the only option up until now was to suggest that they change the language setting within After Effects to English. For someone who’s not particularly comfortable with the English language, it becomes very difficult to work with After Effects.
For the time being, this is nothing more than a simple suggestion. But because the script can be obtained for any price, at some point this process will become a requirement for all projects that contain expressions.