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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Move mask inside precomposition in After Effects?

I have a movie in after effects. I created a color key, applied a simple choker and then added a mask. When I move the mask point, it is offset by the simple choker value - so I thought I would ...
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How to get a higher FPS without changing speed video through Adobe After Effects or Premiere Pro CC2014 letting the software create the missing images

I have a video that has been recorded at 7 FPS. I noticed that in the Windows properties of the video file, it is tagged as 25 FPS, and I see that the recorder has inserted each second fake frames ...
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Puppet tool - how do I make the arms stay attached to the same points on the body?

Trying to make following character's body wiggle a bit, using the puppet tool: The face and arms are on separate layers as they will need to move independently. When the body moves via the puppet ...
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Stroke animation on multiple paths

I am trying to animate a stroke effect in After Effects on a large number of paths imported from Illustrator (in my case a vector graphic world map). When I convert the illustrator file to shapes, the ...
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Video Rendering at 2x Speed

The video rendered at a normal speed before seen here (it just is missing audio in the first half): https://youtu.be/pMf5JLBIPQk Now that I got the audio working in the first half (AE - Composition ...
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Ghost position keyframes in After Effects [duplicate]

I have an animation in After Effects where I am animating a slider to move up and down at certain points. The slider should be mainly stationary, but moves occasionally in line with other actions on ...
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In affter effect cs 6, I don't know why i cannot use mask with effects

I try to edit a video clip, like a steady cam and slow motion, using a mask and Time Warp in after effect. But, whenever i select any effect in Effect menu of a menu bar, the mask is not working. ...
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How to loop an animated mask?

I'm trying to make a loop from an animated mask, but each time I introduce my loop expression: loopOut (type="cycle", numKeyframes = 0), After Effects is telling me that: "Expression is ...
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Motion trail for a layer as it moves

I'm trying to recreate the effect of an error window that duplicates itself as it's dragged along, similar to this: I would like the layer to leave a trace/a copy of itself as I move it around (via ...
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How can I rotate in steps with After Effects?

I want to animate a representation digital counter. It is a segmented circle, and each time the counter increments it should move one step forward. My plan is to start with a graphic with all the ...
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How do I recreate this Annotation effect In After Effects?

I found this annotation effect that I really like. and would like to recreate in After Effects. Does anyone know how to do it? https://vimeo.com/42220418 Thanks
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After Effects: Images on whole pixel still blurry edges

I am jsut working on a new After Effects Project. I have a bunch of images I am working with and I just wondered, why the edges of images are so blurry. First I thought it might have something to do ...
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'Seamless' loop hangs/pauses at beginning of clip

I've got a short video that I'd like to export as an mp4 and use in a seamless loop. The content of the video is very abstract so it doesn't really matter where the loop occurs/what parts of the clip ...
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Sharpen text while zoomin/scaling

I need help with sharpening text while zoomin/scaling camera. It gets very ugly. Or maybe you can tell me how to zoom camera with null object so the text remain sharp as it should? Latest version of ...
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After Effects - No preview window after reopening my project

I just reopened my project and in all compositions that have 3D layers the preview is gone: It looks like a bug to me but maybe I'm missing something? ps: don't mind the lack of timeline, it's on ...
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Different outputs from one comp

Coming from a node based editor, I am trying to find the best way to export multiple outputs from a single AE comp. For example, in my comp, I have 3-4 different masks that's applied to overall ...
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How do you zoom in (animated) on a portion of your canvas?

I'm using After Effects to create a Motion graphic and I would like to make the animation zoom in on a specific point, do something and then zoom out again. To clarify what I exactly try to achieve: ...
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How do I scale an object in only one direction?

I am animating a volume meter, and have done the "tricky bit" of getting the volume value. Now I want to apply the volume value to a mask , so that as the music moves, the mask is exposed in time to ...
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AE - Composition video file/layer missing audio

In my case, I'm working with a file that does have audio, confirmed in the RAM preview and other checks mentioned above, however, I noticed after rendering, the first video file ha no audio (not even ...
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How can I preview with audio in After Effects and be able to pause / resume the preview?

I am working on a series of animations which have elements that are timed to the beat of the background track in AE. It's crucial that they are lined up perfectly to the audio (they are DJ training ...
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How to view my project elements while working in a composition?

Is there a way to see other project elements when working in a composition to be able to align and synchronized the elements of the animation one with the others? When I open up a composition to ...
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Animating stills in After Effects

I did a short corporate composition that used alot of stills. I animated alot of the stills by zooming in and out and panning across. Pretty basic. I have trouble with unexpected movements when I ...
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vary the color of repeated shape in After Effects

I have a shape, in a shape layer, let's say a triangle. I apply a repeater to the shape, and I get lots of them. I can change the distance between them and their rotation ... My question is: Is there ...
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Add path operation to multiple shape layers

I have multiple shape layers, and I want to add Wiggle Paths to all of them. One way of course is to manually add to each of them. Is there a way to add it to all of them at once? Specially is there a ...
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CUDA video card

I am new to After Effects. Just did my first real project - lots of fun. I am not that happy with my encoding output quality. Is it true that having a CUDA video card - i.e. rendering in hardware - ...
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After Effects: Create an isometric/orthographic Camera

I know that its not possible to create an non-perspective camera in after effects. But I read about a way to fake the effect of an isometric camera in after effects. I just didn't find something ...
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Plugin for generating the entire audio waveform seekbar?

Is there any plugin or extension for After Effects for generating the entire audio waveform seekbar? I've heard about the audio spectrum visualizer plugins for After Effects, but I haven't heard ...
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After Effects: Parent a Camera's position to a Null-Object with specific Off-Set

I am just struggling with a simple expression thing I guess. I have a camera looking at an Object in 3D Space. Actually The Object is at [0,0,0]. The Camera's position is at [29,-1637,-2248]. What I ...
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Bad yet good framerate after exporting through Media Encoder

Lately, I've been getting a weird issue with my Media Encoder exports. I usually import 2 files through After Affects CC: an "intro" one and the main movie, both at lossless quality, and export the ...
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After affects transition help

I need to do a transition that puts random circles that expand over a video but each circle needs to start at random times. Does anyone know the best way to achieve this?
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Get effect to overcome image size [After Effects]

Quick question, how can I get a transition effect on an image (CC light wipe) to fill the composition? Is there an easy way to do this? Thanks Using Adobe CC 2014
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Video in After Effects composition panel is pixelated during scrubbing

I am new to AE and following a Lynda.com essentials course. In the course, the video in the composition panel stays sharp during scrubbing, as below: But in my AE application, it shows as ...
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Combining high res photo with low res video in a static shot

Suppose I have a 1080p video of a static shot with minimal motion and little change in lighting, and a higher res (~ 18 megapixels) still photograph of the same setup. How would I go best about using ...
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CPU vs. GPU in a MacPro

I'm thinking of purchasing a MacPro and I'm wondering what the performance differences would be (in a Pr/Ae workflow) between one with the 3.0GHz 8-Core processor and Dual D500 graphics cards vs. one ...
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How was this magic smoke animation done?

Hi I was hoping any experienced video producer could tell me how an animation like the one showing at ~0:29-0:50 on the left side of this video is done?: ...
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3D layers not affected by camera zoom in After Effects

The composition I'm working with has a 3D object I created in Cinema 4D Lite, as well as another layer which is controlled in After Effects (the content on the screen): When I zoom in using the ...
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Animating between mask paths in After Effects

This is a continuation of a previous question where I asked how to animate a waving flag drawn in Illustrator. I received a really useful answer from @poor and I've followed it as closely as I could ...
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How to improve sense of timing in motion graphics

I would simply ask a way to get a better "sense of timing" in motion graphics... It's not about a software specific question: do you know a good online course that teaches motion graphics ...
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repeat crossfade in a sequence of images

I am trying to animate a series of drawings. I have 10 drawings of 10 states of an object and I would like to have a crossfade between each states and this repeated for about 2 min back and forth. I ...
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Waving flag in After Effects from vector

Could anyone provide some insight on how to go about animating a vector flag (such as the one pictured below) to wave in the wind. Simultaneously, how could also animate what's "printed" on the flag ...
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How long should the maximum length of an exr sequence be? [closed]

I'm wondering if there is a maximum length for an exr image sequence or an image sequence in general. In After Effects I'm having trouble to load long exr image sequences The Image sequence is ...
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How to animate the outlines of text (After Effects)

Is there a method in After Effects of animating the outlines of text as seen in the example below?
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How to change the pace of imported mov video clip in after effects

Sorry for noob question or a possible duplicate. We got a .mov inside a AE project. What we are trying to do is change the tempo of this so duration isn't 4 sec for example, but instead cause our ...
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No change to mask when parent's source text size changes

I have two mask layers, each whose 'Parent' is a type layer. When I change the Scale of the type layer, the mask layer adjusts its size proportionately, but when I change the size of the type using ...
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Automatic motion blur in video editor?

Is there an alternative to the automatic motion blur in After Effects for Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas or Final Cut? I use it mainly to sync text/image animations with sound cues, however After Effects ...
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After Effects: Apply motion tracking to a scaled layer

After effects 10.5 (CS 5.5) I have two clips a layer with a smoke wisp curling up, much bigger than it will appear a layer with some slightly shaky footage of a broken machine just sitting there ...
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Remove light reflection from eyes

I have a video with a man speaking (very stable, motion tracking on his eyes works perfectly) The problem is each eye has reflections of 4 light sources, so each eye looks like it has 4 white pupils ...
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Motion tracking in very shaky footage?

I have footage of me sitting in a boat filming a friend that is riding a wakeboard. The footage is very shaky and as the boat turns around 180° every now and then, the background is constantly ...
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How to render MP4 using After Effects Script with Adobe Media Encoder

I can add my composition to Adobe Media Encoder Queue using below command app.executeCommand(3800); Now how i can render it from Adobe Media Encoder using render command like this aerender ...
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Interpolate Effects in After Effects

I have an image in After Effects that is slowly growing. After 5 seconds, I want the image to quickly grow. When I do this however, using 2 transition effects, the 'joint' at which the 2 transition ...