Adobe After Effects is a digital motion graphics and compositing software package published by Adobe Systems. It is used in post-production process of film and television production.

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How to automatically pull text out of a video

I am currently experimenting with after effects and premiere to see what sort of strange things they might be capable of and was hoping someone had some insight on an Idea I had. In this situation I ...
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How Do I create this liquid like animation?

I just wondered what Plugins are neceassary to create such a liquid looking effect like in this video: https://vimeo.com/136832449 Screenshot:
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Parenting a null causes unexpected results

I've built an arrow that is controlled by two nulls - one at the start point and one at the end point. Using some trigonometry in some expressions, it works. When I move the nulls, the arrow resizes ...
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Is ffmpeg the solution to automate video building from multiple files

Need some help automating video & audio stitching and could use some help/direction. Let's say I have the following assets: Video 1 Video 2 Video 3 Music 1 And I want to build a few variations ...
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After Effects: How to create a sliding waveform

I was wondering how does one create a sliding waveform in After Effects? I know how to do a static one (since there is a simple effect for it) but I have no idea how to do a progressing one that ...
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Photoshop animation dropping frames at 12fps or as image sequence

I have been kind of tearing my hair out trying to figure this out. I have a frame animation with 30 frames. I tried exporting it as a video set to 12fps. For some reason, what should be 2.5 seconds ...
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How to Overlay Text in Premiere Pro or After Effects?

I am a newbie to both Premiere Pro and After Effects. We are making exercise instructional videos and want to overlay text instructions - very much like this video: . ...
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Video overlay - how is this effect created?

I came accross this image - and was wondering how to recreate it in after effects? https://www.truedigital.co.uk/assets/video/us-hero.mp4
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How to get 'outer' composition's current time?

Suppose I've got 2 sequences, one named OUTER and one named INNER. Composition INNER is inside composition OUTER. INNER is shorter than OUTER and is placed in the middle of it's timeline. Inside INNER ...
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Recreating suicide squad logo animation (URGENT)

I would like to recreate the effect that's on the logo of Suicide Squad. (https://youtu.be/CmRih_VtVAs?t=2m16s around 2:15) Can anyone help me? THANKS!
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What do the colors in the timeline render bar in After Effects signfify

I have searched the web and PDF manual for clarification on what the colors signify on the render bar over the timeline in after effects but for some reason I cant find a resource covering them all. ...
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How can I link a mask path to a track null?

Well, I'm trying to make an airplane explosion scene, and I need to make a mask, because the airplane is behind some trees, I made the mask, but how can I link the mask path to the tracking null? ...
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Which book to learn After Effects? [closed]

I'm looking to learn After Effects to expand my knowledge of different graphics packages as I make my way into video. I've previously used Adobe Class Room in a Book to learn InDesign and found it ...
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Make only a specific region of a video blurry

I have a lower third that I want to use in adobe premiere. It's slightly transparent and I put an adjustment layer on top to add a bit of blur. When I add some footage to the after effects ...
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Animations templates and resources

I would like to create a small video including the animation for the text layers and icons ... something like this video : I know that we can do this using Adobe ...
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Best softwares for heavy pan/zoom editing?

I use to do a lot of pan/zoom editing with Sony Vegas Pro. Now that I read that Sony plans to discontinue Vegas (they said it will remain supported but there will never be a new version again), I am ...
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After Effects distance between two points

I have written an expression to get the distance between two points, but it does not work and I haven't a clue why. It's pretty simple: function findDistance(xa, xb, ya, yb) { return Math.sqrt( ...
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Making a layer adhere to a path's dimensions

Is there a way in After Effects (with expressions or otherwise) to take the dimensions of a path and dynamically apply them to another layer? Additionally, would this work if the layer I want to apply ...
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Where can I find design specs for 6mm to 22mm display signage?

I am fine with HD displays, but I would like to know where I can find how to design for LED driven displays where the LEDs are 6mm apart or 22mm apart. What resolution would I be looking for?
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Corrupt canvas alpha in new AE project

The ghost of projects past has come back to haunt me. Who am I gonna call?? I had a very large project encounter some strange artifacts this week, and I thought it was isolated to that project/file. ...
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Change the coordinate system in After Effects

I'm recreating a Sketch composition in AE. To ease the process I would like to change the position of 0,0 from the center of the comp to bottom left. That would make it possible for me to translate ...
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Shape dimensions in AE

It's possible to change the dimensions of a Shape in AE under Transform > Scale. But what if I want pixel values? Is it possible to change the exact pixel dimensions of a Shape w/o resorting to ...
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After Effects: Shortcut for showing all transforming properties of a layer

just wondering if there is a shortcut in after effects to reveal all transforming properties (scale, position, opacity, etc.) of a selected layer at once?
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“The Photoshop Library operation failed ” when AE CS4 file was opened in AE CC 2015

I used to use AE CS6 to do my work, today I tried to open my project in Afrer Effects CC 2015 , it showed "The Photoshop Library operation failed " then I clicked "OK" for several times,it kept ...
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After Effects Mask is cropping down resolution

I have two videos, from one I create a mask. In preview I have output fine. Preview: In RAM preview and render queue, output is weird: I am a beginner ,using After Effects CS6 trial. I have ...
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After Effects: How do I add a Marker onto a layer?

how do I add a Marker onto a layer in case I have no numpad? Thanks in advance
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Trying to reproduce a slow shutter speed effect using a gopro

Is there a way in post to simulate the effect of a slow shutterspeed shot that leaves trails behind bright things in the shot that are moving. I was thinking if I recorded something at a high frame ...
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why does after effects export without audio?

I have made a simple 4 second long video in After Effects and exported it only to find that it had no audio. I tried changing the file type to .MOV and re-rendered it but now the file had audio but ...
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Is it possible to export a Video with transparent Background? (No Image Sequences!)

Is it possible to export a video file from After Effects with transparency? I don't want to export to an image sequence.
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Working in a linearized Color Space in After Effects causes hard gradients

I am just playing arround with the new trapcode suite in after effects working ina linearized color space for a better control over color and effects. Somehow I get really bad rendering on parts of ...
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Trapcode TAO is doing weird things

my boss just bought the trapcode suite on black friday and now I want to play arround with it and get into it. I followed this tutorial and tried to recreate the part at 9:18 Watch on Youtube This ...
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Simple Prowl notifications for After Effects render completion

I want to be able to receive push notifications to my iPhone when After Effects completes a render. I used to use Prowl v1.5.2 & Growl v2.1.3 combined with this script (.jsx file)to do this, but ...
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what softwares and techniques can be used to make videos similar to ByJu videos

ByJu Sample Video : How can we make videos similar to ByJu classes videos ? I am guessing they used adobe after effects, but how can we achieve the precision in ...
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Convert sRGB color to linear Color Space

Just wondering if there is a simple and fast way to convert a specific color from my Illustrator layout file (#e3000b) to a linear Color Space. I am working in After Effects in a linear color space. ...
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export a video from Blender with alpha channel

I have a problem exporting a video from Blender (Cycles Render) with Alpha Channel. Generally it's a scene with sailplane flying about a camera positioned near to the floor. In addition to this it is ...
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Selecting a Layer and Keyframes without using Marquee Tool in AE

If I have a layer with some keyframes like this: When I click on it, it highlights just the layer, obviously. My question is, how can I select the keyframes under it WITHOUT using the Marquee Tool: ...
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Transposing keyframes or recursive keyframing in AE

I want to embed a clip inside of itself inside of itself inside of itself. I have a clip of a person using a tablet, and I want the same clip displayed on the tablet. I have tracked the motion of the ...
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Copying Effects from Photoshop to After Effects

I was wondering if it was possible to copy effects settings from photoshop to after effects? Let's say I have a simple effect like "Levels" and I want to have the exact same values for the effect in ...
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Mask not working

In After Effects, I want to use a mask to prevent an area from beein affected by a layer. I created a mask using the pen tool, but instead of masking the shape, the program masks the bounds of the ...
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Color Correction: What is the best way to fix this overbrighten Image?

As you can see the image has a very overbrighten area. How do I fix this usign Color Finesse Plugin for After Effects ?
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Adobe media encoder encoding slow

Help, I have setup Adobe media encoder and After effects for cuda. My project is only 3,5 min long and my rendering time is about 2,5 hours. I have resized all my footage to match my resolution ...
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Overlapping shapes pixelated in final export

I have some issues with Adobe AE, in rendered video (on monitor inside AE it's ok). In the composition I have one shape overlapping the other one. However, the edge of the shape on top is pixelated. ...
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How do I fit the Comp length to a layers length in after effects?

lets sayI have a comp in after effects with one layer. The layer appears to be longer than the actual comp. Is there any shortcut to make the comp automatically fit the length of the layer? Thanks in ...
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Is is possible to copy the viewport to clipboard within Adobe After Effects?

Is there a way to copy the recent frame to clipboard to paste it in any other program? I know there is an exporting script from Video Copilot but somehow it doesn't seem to work with my version of ...
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Reduce render file size in After Effects

I am making a simple travel map, like the one in the Indiana Jones movies. I followed this tutorial: (German) When I want to save it as a video (render it), the ...
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What determines video orientation (landscape or portrait) during playback?

I captured a short video on my Android phone in portrait mode (i.e. to be viewed vertically). When I played it on Windows 7 using WMP (or VLC), it displayed incorrectly in landscape orientation. ...
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How to find dimensions of a shape layer

I was curious how I can find the dimensions of a shape layer. The reason I need to know is because I need to scale a shape layer, but I want it to scale from the left, not from the middle. I know how ...
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possible to lighten almost black video?

My caravan was recently broken into. The good news is I have a surveillance camera installed and I captured and recorded the breakin. The bad news is the footage is so underexposed that it is almost ...
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How can I stabilize very shaky video in After Effects?

I'm new to After Effects and am trying to stabilize some VERY shaky hyperlapse video of a waterfall. The warp stabilizer with the default options fails. I've been trying to use the Tracking window to ...
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Remove unwanted person from background of a shot?

I am working on a project for someone's video series about pain relief during child birth. During the whole scene, every shot takes place from this perspective. There's a couple people walking through ...