Install DuGR

Supported versions of After Effects

DuGR is always tested and works with the most recent release and beta versions of After Effects, on all platforms compatible with After Effects.

It should also work with previous versions back to After Effects CC (12.x).

It does not work on After Effects CS6 (11.x) and earlier versions.


1 - Download DuGR from the official website.

2 - Unzip the files you have downloaded.

You’ll find several folders and files.

3 - Install

You can choose one of these three options to use DuGR:

Copy the files

You’ll need administrator privileges to install DuGR this way. If you don’t have them, see the other ways below.

Install from within After Effects

Use without installing

You’ll always be able to run DuGR without even installing it.

4 - First Run

File and network access

On first run, DuGR may first ask for file and network access, this is mandatory to make it work1.

If you see this window, click on Open preferences. This opens After Effects scripting preferences.

Check the box called Allow Scripts to Write Files and Access Network, then click the OK button.

Select language

By default, the language is set to Esperanto2.

Select the language of your choice and click the Apply button.

Keyboard shortcuts

DuGR comes with a few scriptlets which can be used as keyboard shortcuts. These scriptlets are in the Scriptlets folder in the zip you’ve downloaded.

To test one of these scriptlets, use the File > Scritps > Run script file... menu entry in After Effects.


If the scriplets don’t work correctly after installation, make sure you have also installed the DuGR_api.jsxinc file.

  1. DuGR needs this option in order to be able to:
    • Write the images and icons it needs to the disk.
    • Access the network to check for updates. DuGR only accesses and does not share any personal data. 

  2. Esperanto is the world’s most widely spoken constructed international auxiliary language. Created by Warsaw-based ophthalmologist L. L. Zamenhof in 1887, it was intended to be a universal second language for international communication, or “the international language” (la lingvo internacia).
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