Install Duik

Supported versions of After Effects

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

Unfortunately, due to Adobe policy about older versions of their software, Duik is not compatible with versions of After Effects older than 18.x (2021) (≥ 18.0).


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1 - Download Duik 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 Duik:

Copy the files

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

Install from within After Effects

Use it without installing

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

4 - First Run

File and network access

On first run, Duik 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.


  1. Duik needs this option in order to be able to:
    • Write the images and icons it needs to the disk.
    • Write the effects it uses to the disk.
    • Save your notes using the Duik notes.
    • Manage the animation library and save the animations.
    • Save the expressions opened in an external editor.
    • Access the network to check for updates. Duik 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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