If you ever wished that you could take advantage of some of Cinema 4D's powerful effector tools while working in After Effects, your wish may now be granted. Using some clever scripting and a basic control system, we're going to rig up our very own effectors within After Effects.
The basic methodology here centers around marking layers using Lloyd Alvarez's super-excellent Zorro The Layer Tagger script, and then searching for those tags via some light scripting to create piecemeal expressions that combine different code snippets associated with different layer tags.
Code writing code. Robots building robots.
This is just one instance of this approach being used, and I'll likely be building out a more robust, customizable version of this script for download in the future. In the meantime, please enjoy some learning and happy coding!