.AEX File Extension
File Type 1After Effects Plug-in
What is a AEX file?
An AEX file is a plug-in used by Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, which are professional video-editing applications. It stores content that extends the functionality of the After Effects application, such as support for camera raw files or video filters. AEX files are written in the C/C++ programming language.
Several plugins come installed with After Effects. However, they may also be created and sold by third-party developers. You can install a plug-in to extend the functionality of After Effects by placing it in the plug-ins folder.
AEX plugins are stored in the following directory:
- Windows - Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects (version)\Support Files\Plug-ins
- macOS - Applications/Adobe/Adobe After Effects (version)/Plug-ins
You may have to restart After Effects in order to use a newly installed plug-in.
File Type 2Alpha Five Compiled Global Functions File
.AEX File Association 2
File created by Alpha Five, a program used to create Web applications; stores compiled Xbasic event handler program code, which contains global functions for the application; referenced as a library by Alpha Five grid components.
AEX files can be created by checking the .ADB file.option when creating a Web application. By default, the generated AEX file uses the same prefix name as the corresponding