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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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 ...
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How can I remove the timer of the preview screen?

How can I remove timer from the lower center of the preview screen (circled in red) of adobe after effects?
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After Effects: How do I achieve collapsing transform using nested CC Cylinder Effect?

I am just preparing for a new project where I am going to need a lot of cylinder-shapish layers reacting to my 3d moving camera. In order to have eveerything organised I am using precomps to nest ...
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How to remove Tracker points from green screen footage

I have downloaded green screen footage that has tracker points with it. I have easily remove the green screen but I am unable to remove tracker points from it. I have google it, but unable to find ...
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How to smooth a time lapse video

I want to improve my video time lapse made by many pictures. How can add an effect like fade in/out on overlapped photos (1000+). I want nice changes of photos like in this video ...
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Expression to display symbols in numerical order

I need to count up a number sequence in Nepali from 0 to 200 (० to २००). The unicode symbols I need to use will display correctly inside text objects, but do not work when placed in an expression. ...
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Morph between 100 portraits

I`m looking for a workflow to morph between 100 portrait photos without animating every single transition in After Effects. Are there any tools to achieve this automaticly ?
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Enter the position for a guide in After Effects numerically

Is there a way to manually type the precise pixel position for a guide, instead of zooming in and dragging it to the correct position?
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After Effects and Premiere Produce Different colors when Export

I'm done editing a video that i was supposed to upload to Youtube, but the colors look different, after i export the video, than what i see in the preview. I exported my logo from photoshop to After ...
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How to rotate object in After Effects without affecting other values?

I have a motion path of a object already defined within keyframes. Now I would like to adjust the rotation. BUT if the rotation is set, it affects also the X/Y axis of the object, that's why it ...
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Set Snap to Grid as Default in After Effects CC

How to set 'Snap to Grid' as default for all projects? So far every new project needs grid to be turned on in order to set 'Snap to Grid'. I would like to set grid turned on and 'Snap to grid' option ...
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How to play preview in realtime in Adobe After Effects?

If I press spacebar, I see in Info box 15fps (realtime). Video in my composition is 25fps, what I want to achieve is that 1sec in preview is 1sec in video. Now everything is slowed down including the ...
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How to render own view instead of Active camera in after effects

How can I render my own View Eigene Ansicht 1 instead of the Active Camera Aktive Kamera in Adobe After Effects? Take a look at the picture to understand my question. ...
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Weird glitches in After Effects render

was wondering if any of you knew how to fix this issue. When I render my comp in After Effects, I see these weird glitches in the render (like black triangular spots of missing video). I have ...
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How to stabilize exposure in After Effects?

I have a footage which was shot by a mobile phone. Phone was put on auto exposure, and mobile was not able to calculate exposure correctly in video. First half of the video is exposed correctly, the ...
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How To add blank part in video for 1 hour

I have a video of 2 mins length.Now I want to add extra 1 hour to the video.I have done this be changing video duration in composition settings.But video is rendering for about 4 gb.Whereas original ...
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rendering video with Adobe After Effects

I bought an effect on videohive (http://videohive.net/item/classic-music-visualizer-/13342497), and create a 1h long video with music and picture in background. Im trying to render this video, but ...
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Reference Request: Camera Movements

In order to produce a new logo revealing animation I was just searching the web for useful reference pages dealing with advanced camera movements. By "Camera movements" I don't mean the basic tilting, ...
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After Effects, can I parent specific points on a path to a null object?

Can I select two points on a rectangle and have them follow a null object's movement? I want one side of several shapes to stay put, and the other side to track an eased movement. I believe stib has ...
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Effects Control does not show anything

When I made a shape, all of my effects like rotation, scale, etc. would pop up in the Effects Control window. Now they don't and I have to work in that cramped space in the timeline. Why is this? ...
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How do I compress a high res motion graphic .MOV to a H.264 with a low file size?

I'll elaborate, I know how to do this but I have a problem with video which has been exported from After Effects with an Apple Pro Res codec, then compressed in Handbrake to a H.264 MP4 codec. The ...
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Animate two layers along identical path

I have made simple animation where a hand drags an item onto a page. I wanted them to take a curved path so I have added a bezier curve to the path as shown below This only effects one of the ...
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After effects cc render time issues

I recently made a video 3 minutes long with trapcode particular, 2 light layers and some simple expressions for particular (wiggle and time). Rendering in quicktime h264, 1080p 30fps. I started to ...
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accidentally deleted built-in plugin

I decided to start learning AE. I downloaded a plugin from video co-pilot called VC Vibrance. I wanted to install it, so I copied it to the plugin folder. The problem is I quickly figured that it came ...