Getting Started

What is LottieFiles Plugin for Adobe AE?

The LottieFiles plugin converts your After Effects animation into a Lottie format file (JSON and .lottie) for use on the web and mobile. The plugin provides a smooth workflow for rapidly iterating on animations and testing feature support across different platforms. 

The LottieFiles plugin also integrates tightly with LottieFiles, letting you upload, test, and publish animations to share with the world as well as searching for Lottie animations and downloading their After Effects project files.

Check out the quick plugin walkthrough video below or go to LottieFiles plugin for AE page here for more details. 





  • Preview Tab

The previews tab in the plugin allows you to view animations you’ve uploaded previously (both on LottieFiles on the web and via the plugin).


  • Explore Tab

Using the explore tab, you can browse and search through all the Lottie animations on LottieFiles right from within the plugin itself.

After selecting an animation, you can download the Lottie file as well as its Adobe After Effects project (AEP) file.

Downloading the animation’s AEP file gives you the ability to redesign the animation and change the layers you want.

Download LottieFiles for AE Plugin

You can download the plugin from:

  1. LottieFiles web page:

  2. Adobe Creative Cloud:

  3. Aescripts: 



Installation Guide

To install the plugin, you can directly install it via 

1. Adobe Creative Cloud or

2. ZXP Installer

3. Aescripts + aeplugins manager


Install via Adobe Creative Cloud

  1. Download and install the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop App from the Adobe page here

  2. Once installed, open and sign in to Creative Cloud using your Adobe account

  3. Navigate to Stock & Marketplace > Plugins > search for LottieFiles on the search bar.


  4. You will see the LottieFiles for After Effects, click on Install and click OK


Install via ZXP Installer

  1. Download ZXP Installer for Mac or Windows from zxp installer

  2. Install the ZXP Installer

  3. Click Install and Open the AE installer (.zxp) file


aescripts + aeplugins manager

  1. Sign up/log in on and add "LottieFiles for Adobe After Effects" to your cart to checkout. Our plugin is free!
  2. Download and install the aescripts + aeplugins manager app (Win/ Mac) here
  3. Once installed, launch the aescripts + aeplugins manager app and log in to your account
  4. Under the "All products" tab in the manager, Select "LottieFiles for Adobe Affects" and click install

    Note: If you can't find the LottieFiles for After Effects plugin in the manager, be sure you're logged in to the same account that you purchased the plugin from. If you have additional questions about the aescripts + aeplugins manager, visit their help and FAQ page here, or reach out to us.


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