Install Duik

Supported versions of After Effects

Duik has been tested and is working with all versions of After Effects since CC2018. That means it works correctly on: CC2018 (15), CC2019 (16) and upcoming versions.

It is also known to be working decently on CS6 (11), CC (12), CC2014 (13), CC2015 (13.5), CC2017 (14), but you can’t be sure, and Duik does not officially support these versions.


CS6 has a lot of issues with the Script Panels like the ones used by Duik. Duik will work on CS6, but you may have to close and re-open it often to fix the issues you may have with the UI…


All versions before CS6 can not run Duik, sorry! It’s time to update…


1 - Download Duik from the official website.

2 - Unzip the files you have downloaded.

You’ll find several folders and files.

3 - There are several ways to install Duik very easily:

a. Copy the files

Copy all the files from the ScriptUI Panels folder to:

You can also copy the optional individual panels of your choice from the optional Panels to the same folders.

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


With the other installation methods, some features using third party tools, like transcoding sound when exporting to Adobe Audition, may not work correctly.

b. Shortcut for After Effects CC2018 and more recent

c. Using the menu for After Effects CC2019 and more recent

4 - Restart After Effects and Duik will be available in the “Window” menu.

Without installation

You’ll always be able to run Duik without even installing it. This is a good way to use it if you do not have administrator privileges on an older version of After Effects.

First Run

On first run, Duik may first ask for file and network access, this is mandatory to make it work (Duik needs to write its icon files, effects, etc.).

Then, you will have to choose the language you want to use. Default is Esperanto. It can be changed later in the settings panel.

Fix / Uninstall Duik

If for any reason Duik won’t start anymore (this happens sometimes when the settings file gets corrupted for example, especially on Mac OS…), you can try to fix it with this simple procedure:

If you want to remove Duik, and be sure to remove all the files it left behind, you’ll have to remove its panels by yourself from the ScriptUI Panels and then run the Uninstall Duik.jsx script provided with Duik, throught the File/Scripts/Run Script… menu in After Effects.