Cyclops 2.6

Cyclops is an After Effects extension that makes showing off the null layers, motion paths, and layer bounding boxes behind your animation quick and easy.

Screen recording software can’t guarantee an accurate capture which may ruin the time you spent perfecting your animation curves. Manually taking screenshots and stitching them together is slow and prone to mistakes like missing a frame or capturing a frame twice.

Cyclops is the only way to create a pixel perfect capture of your animation while including those extra goodies.

$10.00 per license


GIF by  DeeKay Kwon

NEW Capture Types

Render just the active composition or the entire After Effects application.

GIF by  Bonehaus

GIF by Bonehaus

Pixel Perfect

Adjust the built-in slider to match how complex your composition is and create the perfect render every time.

NEW Render Types

Render a normal view or showing just the wireframes. Shout out to Seth at The Furrow.

GIF by  Sam Burton

GIF by Sam Burton

Customizable Preferences

Customize your Cyclops preferences, reminders, warnings, and more to fit your workflow.

GIF by  Jerry Liu

GIF by Jerry Liu

NEW Formats

Render our JPG, PNG, or TIFF image sequences just like a render engine.

GIF by  Drew Jackson

After Effects Extension

Cyclops supports the latest versions of After Effects available on Creative Cloud on both macOS and Windows.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find a tutorial on how to use Cyclops?

There are no video tutorials for Cyclops because it is so easy to use. If you need help Cyclops comes with an extremely detailed instructions.

I bought the original Cyclops. Do I need to buy version 2?

You are eligible for a free upgrade. Please email me directly for a Gumroad coupon code.


Will Cyclops show the wireframes for layers inside a composition with Collapse Transformations?

No, because the Collapse Transformations switch does not reveal any extras for precomposed layers in your current composition.

I'm getting the error message "Unable to execute script at line 1. Syntax Error." What do I do?

Cyclops is an extension and must be launched through the After Effects menu using Window > Extensions > Cyclops 2. Cyclops will not work any other way.


I'm getting error messages. What do I do?

If you have Curva from Videohive installed try temporarily uninstalling it when using Cyclops.

After Effects struggles when Finder is showing hidden files. If you need to show hidden files you can usually try again or restart After Effects and Cyclops will work.