RubberHose 2 - Installation
In newer versions of After Effects, it is now possible install RubberHose 2 and other scripts without digging through your hard drive.
File > Scripts > Install Script UI Panel…
Restart Ae and RubberHose 2 will be available in the top Window menu at the bottom of that list.
CC2018 and earlier
What is this script thing?
Scripts are little tools that come in all shapes and sizes and get placed inside the After Effects application. Don't double-click it. It won't do anything cool. The installation process can vary slightly between scripts, but a dockable script like RubberHose is placed is in the ScriptUI Panels folder:
OSX: Applications\After Effects<version>\Scripts\ScriptUI Panels
Windows: Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects <version>\Support Files\Scripts\ScriptUI Panels
Exit out of After Effects
Unzip the RubberHose2.zip download
Copy RubberHose2.jsxbin to the ScriptUI Panels folder
Restart After Effects
Under the Window menu will be a list of all installed scripts
Open RubberHose2 and get started
Allowing Scripts to Write Files?
I'm sure it's for some kind of security concern, but it's an annoying setting that comes disabled by default. If you haven't enabled this weird setting before you'll get an error the first time you run RubberHose.
Open the General After Effects preferences. Midway down you'll see one that needs a checkmark:
Allow Scripts to Write Files and Access Network
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