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Making the camera travel through a hole in a letter

I need to know if there is a way for a camera to travel through a hole in a letter or something flashy like a portal in After Effects CC.
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Adding a sport watch timer

I'm looking for a way to display a timer to measure things happening during the movie, a swimming event for example. Can I add a timer that will start once the race is started and displaying in ...
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Anyone with Mac Pro, please help for CPU advice

I'm about to buy a Mac Pro, possibly an iMac instead, in a few days for extensive 3D and video work. I was able to try an online CPU stress test which renders complex video frames on the iMac but I ...
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Shapes overlapped in pre-comp, transparent fade in visibility

I have two white shapes that overlap on a purple background, which are in a pre-comp. One in animated (an arm) and the other is not (the rest of the body). When I fade the pre-comp in, from 0 to 100 ...
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How to make the smoke become a mask layer?

Im a beginner in video editing industry, so I got one main question and few sub questions based on this video: Main question - The intro title cover by smoke effect, when the smoke effect pass by ...
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Defining animation once, then repeating across a selection of shapes in a cascading manner?

I have a comp with 20 windows (for a building), that I want to animate in a cascading manner (i.e. windows 1 though 20) with half a second in between each window animates in. Is there a way for me to ...
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Display Contents Outside of Composition Boundary?

I have an icon I'm animating within it's own composition. I want the comp size to be comparable to the final size of the icon, so when I lay it down in other projects, I have a good understanding of ...
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Relative Animation Presets

Is there any way to create an animation (a bubble for example, that rises up on the y axis and fades in from 0 to 100 opacity), that can be saved as an animation preset, then that can be added to ...
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After Effects Opacity behaving differently from Photoshop?

I have some white text that fades out on a red background (rgb (255,0,0)) in After Effects. For some reason, in After Effects, the effect of the text fading out is a dark, almost 'black', animating ...
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Line animations

If you watch the above ...
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Zooming in on one layer in After Effects

I desperately need step by step instructions on how to zoom into the child sitting in the window. This composition is an animation, I have a bunch of layers but I specifically want to zoom into the ...
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See layers beneath the solid I'm editing in After Effects

I have imported a photo into one layer and I created an opaque solid on top of it. I want to animate the solid with the Brush tool (Write on). When I enter layer edit mode for the solid I can't see ...
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Tessellation-like animation in after effects

I am trying to make something I've seen on the local new in the after effects. Now, let's say there's a large picture that has text on it "WBC" or something like that and those letters, when zoomed in ...
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Why is my Time Ruler in After Effects displaying seconds like this?

I know that cmd clicking on the time stamp in the left corner alternates between frames and seconds, but why are my seconds displayed like this? every other screen of the app I've seen with other ...
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Does version control have a part in the video production workflow?

I'm a software developer and I'm also interested in photography (for four years) and video production (for a few months only). ■ In software development, there is an important rule every developer ...
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Looking for a specific transition for Adobe Premiere

Is it possible (and if yes, how) to create a transition using either Adobe Premiere or After Effects (and maybe import to Premiere then?) which zooms out of the first video displaying multiple videos ...
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scale an image inside a mask

Pretty new to after effects. I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to scale an image contained inside a mask. Similar to photoshop. In Photoshop you create a mask and if you want to scale the ...
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After Effects rendering a video at base 99, but outputs as a 60 one

I've got a composition with only a video that was recorded at 100 fps. Apparently 100 fps is to much for AE, but it deals just fine with 99, which is OK to me. The composition was set with exactly ...
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Make a video look like it was taken from further away

I have a telephone video recording I would like to edit to make it appear it was taken from further away than it was?
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Loss of quality in after effects 3D layer

I have a 2D image layer that looks great as a 2D layer. Both .png and .eps files are (near) pixel perfect. However when I convert the layer to 3D, there is a massive loss in quality. Is there a ...
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Find/replace duplicate comps?

I'm working on a giant project file that was obviously created by importing lots of other projects into one big one. Many of the comps use many of the same precomps ... from projects that were copies ...
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How to switch New Composition Settings Duration from Base 25 (time) to Frames?

In the tutorial I am doing the instructor has their Composition Settings enabling them to input the amount of Frames they would like the Composition to be. Picture is a little faded, it says "Frames @ ...
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One Frame Flash

In Scott Pilgrim VS The World there is this three frame sequence: The second frame seems to be actually lit much more, not just made brighter by an After Effects adjustment layer. How was this ...
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Auto split comp into separate render items?

Is there a script/plugin that will either (a) take layers from a comp and create separate render queue items for each layer; or (b) use markers in a comp to generate separate renders? I thought there ...
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Any way to change properties of subcomp based on parent comp?

I have a dozen 'main' comps which have a bunch of nested comps. I need to create about 30 versions of each main comp, with different colors. The subcomps are animated shapes, which take their color ...
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After Effects render on AWS EC2

I want to render my After Effects projects on an EC2 Windows AMI for better performance, but they only allow Windows Server editions which are no supported by Adobe. Will it work if I install After ...
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Any tutorials on how to animate a vector hand

seem too be able to find every other body part except a hand animation tutorial im looking to create a vector animation of a hand performing a pinch and zoom action
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Change output using a .jsx script for After Effects CS6

I've made a script that will loop through a (.txt) interchanging elements of a certain composition. Within the script, I add each changed composition to the render queue and output it. How can I ...
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Reducing the size of content within a composition in After Effects

I'm having playback issues with a video I've rendered in After Effects. I need to adjust the composition and all the content to a smaller size. However, when I adjust the comp size the footage stays ...
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Working with Frame Rates & Slow Motion in Adobe Premiere

I'm a very new beginner to video editing, but I am trying to do the best job I can. I saw this tutorial about "slow-motion basic techniques": ...
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How to remove an unwanted dynamic object from a dynamic footage

I need to remove an object (in my case - a newspaper) that is being hold by a man who moves it a bit from side to side and sometimes it is hidden behind some other objects. How do I do this? My idea ...
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After Effects - Recreate a “distortion” or a special Radial Blur effect / Slowly pitch sound down

I would like to re-create an effect from the game Dishonored. The FX happens when I teleport or when I slow down time, the screen gets some radial blur and a strange kind of distortion at the edges. ...
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I only have the .mp4 files from a Sony XDCAM EX shoot, is there a way I can still convert them for use in AfterEffects on Windows?

I no longer have access to the original recordings and the weird excess of files that Sony likes to bundle with the video you actually need. I'm running Windows 8.1 and Adobe After Effects CS6, and ...
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After Effects - Simple Lighting Effects

I'm currently putting together a simple lyric video like in the link below, but am missing this one piece I can't seem to fix together. On the left side you'll notice the ball of light moving up and ...
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Invalid DICT array size (83::2) in After Effects

What does the error "After Effects error: invalid DICT array size (83::2)" mean? Is this a serious problem? How can I fix it?
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Simulate parenting, (or un-parent) in after effects

I have a flat layer in AE that is parented to another flat object in 3D space (both are .ai files). The trouble is when I export to Cinema 4D Lite, the motion of the parented object is not the same ...
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After Effects - Element 3D: Text arranged in a circle/ring form

I needed to dispose/arranged (sorry for my bad english) a letters extruded with Element 3D plug-in in After Effects Like in this fast example: http://gyazo.com/64767e7c198b8763ac9225eda1b788ad I'm ...
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Smoothcam filter vs Warp Stabilizer

To smooth out shaky footage I want to know which app is better. Final cut Pro X Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Adobe After Effects CS6 First question is, which is 'better', the Smoothcam filter which is ...
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Can you mask a parent null object in Adobe After effects?

Is it possible to create one mask or track matte mask on a parent null layer that applies to all child layers? Only way I've figured out is to apply a track matte to every layer I want masked which ...
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What do you call it when the footage has a rippling effect?

I have some footage from an action camera that has been affected by vibrations. The footage seems to have an affect that looks a bit like jelly. Is there a word for that effect and is there anything ...
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How to create simple animation with transparent background?

I'd like to create basically a HUD (head up display) using simple animations. The following are three different videos: animated checkmark animated circle animated underline Each video just draws ...
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Add intro and outro to multiple files (batch)

I am fairly new to video editing but I have a ton of video files that I need to add an intro and outro to. I do a lot of other print work and in photoshop I can batch file folders to repeat the same ...
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Are there any recent 64-bit VFW screen capture codecs out there?

I'm currently editing some video screen capture recordings I did under Linux using recordMyDesktop (basically OGG Theora video files). Since there's currently no way to import Theora video into After ...
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How do I create a lower third for a music video in After Effects?

How can I create a song information lower third title like those displayed on mtv videos? I want to present the singer,album etc with a nice background and animation. Are there presets of it ...
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Scaling “Stroke” Effect “Brush Size” while scaling composition?

I've got a 100x100px composition with a Mask containing a Stroke effect used to animate the drawing of a vector. The problem I'm having is when I drop this composition into a larger one and attempt to ...
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Import .flac to after effects cs6

How can i import a simple .flac audio file to After Effects ? I didn't find one single plugin/presets and answer at adobe site.
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How should I go about making 80's style graphics?

I want to make a title screen thing that looks like this: See how it's all anti-aliased and bloomy, and the font is sort of computery? Also, I want to make it slightly waver here and there. I can ...
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Orbits in After Effects

I'm new to After Effects and I might be asking about obvious stuff, but I searched this site and elsewhere and can't find an answer. Basically I want to orbit some points in a setup similar to the ...
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Is there any similar function of photoshop “ Actions .atn” in adobe after effect?

I specifically looking for a plugin or function in After effect that is similar to photoshop actions " .atn" that allow me to record and play sequence of editing i recorded to apply with a one click ...
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Chromakey (Green Screen) Best Practices in Adobe After Effects

I've been doing green screen in iMovie (and it works surprisingly well!), but I'm downloading Adobe Creative Cloud tonight for my new PC. I'd appreciate any "best practice" suggestions for using the ...