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Can individual tracking points be edited in After Effects?

I solved a rather long scene in After Effects for camera tracking. Later, I realized that the tracking point I chose "jumped" out of its stable position for a split second. This only became apparent ...
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Can an expression parse a text file or the expression of another property in After Effects?

I am going to have tons of layers use the same expression, but I need to be able to edit the expression later without having to edit it for every layer. I also can't simply have each layer's property ...
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Physics and Chemistry Animations in After Effects

Are there any plugins/physics simulation engines other than Newton that will be useful for creating Physics and Chemistry content in After Effects?? For example, if I have a requirement to create the ...
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Motion design liquid simulations?

Are there any free liquid simulation programs that can export to After Effects (through any built in setting or Element 3D), or any free 3rd party plug-ins for After Effects to do the same thing? An ...
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After effects sound delay

I have been having this issue for a while and I can not solve this problem no matter where I look for it.. I am trying to edit the video (game recordings or just a simple phone recorded videos). ...
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Export Composition Background in After Effects

I made a lower third for someone else. Of course it needs an alpha channel, but rendering RGB+Alpha results in humongous filesizes. Now I was wondering if you can export the whole thing using a chroma ...
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Merge Shape paths from Illustrator file to 1, to then transition the merged path with others

I have multiple Illustrator files of country shapes. I would like to make an animation where one shape layer changes its path into country A, then into country B and so on. When I bring the ...
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Understanding / troubleshooting After Effects crash

I have been struggling to export a project. The project was edited in Premiere Pro CS6, color graded and stabilized in After Effects CS6 and I usually export straight from AE, but it kept crashing at ...
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After effects Timeline display: frames into milliseconds

I'd like to change frames into milliseconds in the timeline. Right one, it displays seconds, and frames in between. But since, I have to work on a music video, i'd like it to be milliseconds ...
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What softwares are used to make movies like hollywood's? [closed]

I'm just new in video production and finds After Effects And Premiere Pro as the best besides Vegas Pro, Final Cut Pro and Hitfilm. Thinking on hollywood movies with accurate special effects, Did they ...
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Extend duration of imported static layers in After Effects

I have imported a layered Photoshop file into After Effects as a layered comp with several .psd "footage" layers. I've created and edited the comps within the 20s main comp with animations and ...
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After Effects : shortcut for next keyframe on current layer?

I know about the J and K shortcuts for the previous/next (visible) keyframe on the timeline. I was wondering if there was something similar to reach the previous/next keyframe on the current layer. ...
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After Effects CS6 Problem

I try to render with After Effects CS6. I have a weird problem. Here render result: Sometimes, it's show some old frames as you see in video. Here normal video (...
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Is there a way of removing grain from a cgi animation in after effects? (not the video kind.)

I have a blender animation fully rendered and imported into after effects and I want to try to remove as much noise and grain as much as possible. However the type of noise that will be presented may ...
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After Effects Multiple instances hangs when rendering using PHP and Command Line

I am trying to render video from Adobe After Effects using PHP through command line. When i try to render video from After effects render Queue, i can see in Task Manager that all CPU cores are using. ...
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How do I achieve a “throbbing light” effect in After Effects?

I've seen this effect in a lot of lyric video, particularly when the music is quite intense. Please see these videos for references: ...
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Footage becomes much more shorter when framerate is being changed by a small value

I have this problem right here with After Effects. I use ShadowPlay, which records with a changing framerate variable, which is only disadvantage. So, I record BF4 and the outcome has the framerate ...
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Replace image in a template created on After Effects

I've created an intro template on After Effects that has some text and the animation of a masked image. If I import this aep template to Premiere Pro, I can easily replace the text, however I can't ...
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Source video has 1GB and the final version has 3GB or more

I've created a small intro animation for my videos on After Effects and created a project on Premiere, than joined the animation and the video from a webseminar. The webseminar file has 1GB and the ...
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How to import 3D object to adobe without element 3D

I've been trying to import 3D object into adobe after effects. I have element 3D installed but it requests a licence file. And it tells me that my licence file is 'invalid'. Is there any other plug-...
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Does some macro exist for creating this text effect?

I'm referring to this video (top right). How can I create a similar video / text effect. Indeed I can give expressions of the damped oscillator and tweak it for a long time until I get a good effect, ...
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How to create a loop with fractal noise in AE , (offset turbulence )?

I'm trying to create a loop for footage (fog), however could only create through loop "evolution options," looked tutorials on the internet, but none teaches how to create a loop using the "offset ...
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Animating Latitude and Longitude points - how to do it? What tools?

This is my first go at asking a video production related question... I have a programming / data science background. I have about 30,000 spatial co-ordinates (i.e x , y coordinates) These have come ...
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Difference Blending Option

I saw this cool effect that blends bubbles into each other, and the space that they are overlapping is transparent. How can I achieve this effect in after effects?
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Adobe Premiere Pro / After Effects Hard Drive Scratch Disk and Cache set up in temporary situation.

I've exhausted all options before asking for opinions in trying to figure this out, and I'm running out of time by doing all possible combinations and running benchmarks, or setting up projects to see ...
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Width and Height troubles

I am new to AE, and hope this question makes sense for you and is easy to answer. On my website I have some images in portrait format with 2085 × 2560 px. Now I will add a mp4 video file, which will ...
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Hearthstone-style graphics with After Effects

I'd like to make some graphics like Hearthstone with After Effects. But I'm having trouble finding the right technique to simulate that look. After some research, I found the way that the Blizzard ...
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Tracking in After Effects

After tracking camera and clicking on one of the tracker points, I added "null and camera" then I attached a picture to it. So I want the picture to be steady in a place when I move my recording ...
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How do I recreate this bouncy effect?

I was wondering how this 'bouncy' effect is done when the computer comes up. Is it with keyframes or an expression? Has it a specific name? I have searched for bouncy effect tutorials but couldn't ...
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How to zoom .psd with vector graphics in AE without losing quality?

I'm in the process of making a little animated film, and since I don't really know how to use Illustrator, I did all my graphics in Photoshop, and now I'd like to import those into After Effects to ...
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positioning Trapcode Particular Obscuration Layer correctly

Using Trapcode Particular, I'm trying to position an obscuration layer so that half of my particles (spherical emitter) are being seen, then I rotate it around and see the other side of the sphere of ...
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Select some pixels from imported movie to duplicate and stretch

In Photoshop if you want to stretch some part of an image you can use the marquee tool to select the pixels you want, use Ctrl+J to duplicate and then Ctrl+T to stretch it. I have a video recorded ...
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What happens if we put 10bpc video in 8bpc composition?

What information are lost if we put a 10-bit video in an 8bpc composition in After Effects? I'm looking for a technical explanation. Because at least they look same to naked eyes.
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Automated rendering of After Effects or similar

Initially posted on graphicdesign.stackexchange.com: I'm looking for a way to integrate animations into our existing product. The animations would essentially be 30 second commercials containing some ...
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After Effects - Shape layer obscures graphics layer unless positioned at bottom

I am following an AE tutorial. As part of its exercise files, the tutorial provides an .ai file that has two layers: a rocket and a black background. The .ai file is then imported into AE as a ...
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changing this code to check for a collision from a specific layer

I got this code from motionscript and I would like to change it to check a specific layer instead of all the layers for a collision. Maybe within the function checklayers() and then there's the if ...
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Is it possible to “Blur a Transparent Background” in Adobe After Effects?

I am a beginner to Adobe After Effects and Sony Vegas Pro, so forgive me for a lack of a better term. I am trying to create an Adobe After Effects composition. I want the composition to be ...
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Blending Mode Options Missing After Effects

I'm trying to change my blending mode on After Effects CC 2015, but I have no options on certain layers. Only 2 of my layers have options to change the blending mode. How do I change it so all of my ...
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After Effects: controlling slider in ExtendScript

I'm newbie in After Effects. I've learned how to control slider from expressions. Now I need to get value of slider in script (jsx/extendscript). How can I achieve that? I've tried (in *.jsx): var a =...
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rotoscoping moving limbs

A project I am working on requires me to obscure some body parts, currently I have been using masks in premiere pro to achieve this but its a bit rough. So what I have is a video of someone running, ...
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Puppet Tool Distort in 3D (Z Axis)

In After Effects, I'm looking distort an image using the Puppet Pin tool along the Z-Axis, in 3D space but it looks like the Puppet Pin tool only works in 2D, and cannot move points in 3D Space. Is ...
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Reveal entire layer in after effects with mask partial overlap

I'm looking for a way to reveal my entire layer when a portion of my mask covers the layer. I have a composition with multiple individual layers, that I want to reveal with a set matte. However lets ...
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how to animate dots in sequence

I'm new to After Effects and wondering how that's possible to animate opening for this map so each dot appears individually? I know how to make the opening using the mask but it shows the edges while ...
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Adobe After Effects -> Adobe Media Encoder: No Audio on export

My After Effects project has three layers. All are set to equal the duration of the mp3: When I preview the work area in After Effects, everything works fine, audio and video. When I render that ...
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Automated rendering in after effects

I have a project with a temporary audio file. I use Soundkeys from Trapcode to create a visualizer. I need to render the project automatically and change the audio file to some other file every time, ...
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Quicktime rendering issue

I am trying to export my composition from AE CC but when I hit 'Render' nothing happens. In status is says 'Rendering' but this is not the case and the cursor looks like it's working but nothing is ...
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Imitate letters in text falling down as if under gravity AE

I have a tricky (seems to me) task: I need to make 3 layers of text lose their shape and fall down to the bottom of the screen like a heavy mass of letters, so that in the end all the letters lay ...
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Grid plugin / script - name escapes me

I used to have a great free plugin or script for automatically laying objects out on a specified grid in After Effects... For example, I want to place 18 squares on a 3 x 6 grid of a specified size. (...
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How to fix a video screen recorder with 10fps

Video is looking like this with bs player, after effects, windows media player I have captured a photoshop tutorial about 45 min with camptasia screen recorder with settings fps: 10, compressor: ...
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Cropping a Video based on a motion track

I have some raw footage from a lacrosse game that I filmed and the coach told me to make a video for a collage about a player. Is there a way to crop a video relative to a motion track. I would want ...