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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Intersecting animated masks

As a quick demonstration, here's an illustration; So I have two shapes (2 and 3), which intersect (4). I want to animate the position (possibly also scale) of these two shapes, while having footage ...
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After Effects: Set Alpha/Matte to hdr layer without clamping the values to 0-1 range

I have a .hdr sequence as well as a .tga sequence. the .tga sequence contains the alpha channel to be used for the .hdr sequence. The problem is that if I apply the alpha channel to my hdr sequence ...
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How to make black text accept light in After Effects

I'm trying to add a light to a scene that has black text on a white background. My goal is to keep the light in position and slide in the text. As the text slides, part of the text will be less black ...
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Slow Video Render? incl. New & Old PC Specs

So I've been recording gameplay & posting it on YouTube for a few years now. Primarily using Sony Vegas as it always seemed to be the community standard. Never really had an issue. Since I built ...
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Adobe Media Encoder CC - No output sound

After I finish my project in Adobe After Effects I export the project to Adobe Media Encoder. I choose the default setting Youtube HD 1080p 29.97. After render all the video I get no sound on the ...
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Correcting exposure flickering in time-lapse footage (in After Effects)

I have made some time-lapse footage of a flower blooming. It was taken inside, at night, with constant lighting. The pictures are great, but as footage, the exposure between frames is slightly ...
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How to create a video like this?

How do I create a video like this? If I want to create such videos, I want to know Type of instruments to be used(including camera, etc.) Light settings After effects Software suggestions if any ...
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How to correct shadows when parts are too bright and other parts too dark?

I have a scene with lots of highlights and some contrasting mountains. The problem is that the building (bottom-center) is too dark. When I try to fix shadows using curves the building becomes better ...
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How to achieve this kind of masks and transitions

I've come across this video and, as a total noob in video editing, I find it stunning. After watching it a couple of questions arise regarding masks and transitions: The intro title fills with a ...
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How to stop and start a key frame on a specific time on After Effects?

I am new to After Effects. When I set my first key frame on my image, it would move to that specific co-ordinates. Now I want it to stay there and then move again to the next. What I did was create a ...
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What is the most effective way of slowing down footage?

I want to experiment with slowed down footage and I see several ways in doing that with my current set-up. I have the following hardware/software at my disposal: After Effects CS5.5, Twixtor Pro, ...
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After Effects - Export Settings Window

The Export Settings Window does not appear when I am trying to export a project to Media Encoder. ANy solution?
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No audio during footage preview

I'm using AfterEffects CS6 on Windows 7. During footage preview/playback, I never get any audio. I have the Mute Audio option in the Preview panel turned off (audio is not muted). I checked the Edit ...
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reasons for After Effects CC deprecating wmv and H.264

I've recently upgraded to After Effects CC from CS6 and I discovered that in the render queue, options for wmv and H.264 have been deprecated. I know codecs come and go, but I'd like to understand ...
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Set variables on imported comp?

Using After Effects CS6, I'd like to import one project (ProjA) into another project (ProjB). Let's say that ProjA has some text that I want to customize from ProjB. I'd like to be able to import ...
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Script to create video in standard format?

I've been making videos (episodes) for my YouTube channel. They are all in a standard format with an intro which has the episode # and title, then the clips fade in always using the same simple ...
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Is it possible to set more than one motion tracking point in After Affects CS6 at the same time

Is it possible to set more than one motion tracking point in After Affects CS6 at the same time in the same scene? For example one track point closer to our viewpoint, and another one that follows ...
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How to export footage and burn a 16:9 PAL DVD for playback on television

I have searched everywhere and consulted many people yet no one seems to know how to solve this problem. I have created a large project in After Effects in 16:9 format: 1280x720 Square Pixels ...
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AE : Using a drawn brush as a mask

Is there a way to mask brush strokes like you can with a pen? At present, Im using a pen to create a mask then generate a stroke (Effects>Generate>Stroke). I then use reveal putting a keyframe on ...
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How do I animate an image based on relative position in after effects?

When I add text to an after effects project there's an "animate" triangle I can click which lets me animate the position of the text from 0.0, 0.0. This is great because if I duplicate that layer and ...
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How to combine different projects to create final clip in After Effects?

I am new to video editing and learning Adobe After Effects CS6. I have downloaded different templates from the web and edited them and now I want to create a final movie by combining all the clips. ...
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How to mask an animated layer in After Effects?

After effects noob here. I'm working on an animation where a ball falls through a hole. I created a Shape layer to use as the mask, but I can't get it to mask the ball layer. I've also tried adding a ...
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Is it possible to use an SSD for the RAM preview in After Effects CC?

I'm looking at my options, I would like to buy an SSD to do RAM previews with but I'm not sure if it can be configured this way... is there anyone else that has tried this?
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AE Adjustment Layer Separate Effects on It & Its inverse

I have a square adjustment layer which I have to animate to follow a screen around during a video. I want to apply some Color Correction filters to only that square, and a separate set of photo ...
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After Effects expression help: define two positions, tween back and forth

So I want to do something simple: define two sets of coordinates (a "from" and a "to" position), along with a duration in frames. I want the animation to be executed, then reversed, and looped. I ...
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Is there a way to apply an Animation Preset - Text Effect onto a shape?

I have a few bullet points as so: I would like to apply an Animation Preset > Text > Blurs > Bullet Train to it... But I want the effect to include the blue circle. I've tried applying ...
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How to check video, AB test, on different screens: balancing colors, etc

Is there a standard way of checking a render as it would be seen on different screens (iPads, monitors, tvs, whatever) for colors etc.. Maybe AB/Testing software? (Wanted to add the tag ab-testing, ...
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Is there a way to do both Extruded Text and Layer Modes natively in After Effects?

I followed Video Copilot 3D Shadows tutorial to create a nice shadow on my text. Because of the angle I'm doing though which is much more ... perspective I suppose you could say it could really use a ...
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When is it necessary to enable “Time Remap” in After Effects?

In After Effects to speed up and slow down footage this tutorial shows that you first enable Time Remap then use Timewarp. He doesn't appear to do anything with the Time Remap though. This other ...
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What is a description along the bottom of a video generally called?

Sorry about the terrible title question. I'll edit it if I get an answer to be more useful to others, or you're welcome to do so. I'm trying to find tutorials and even inspiration for stuff like the ...
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Cleaning matte - remove area's smaller than x pixels?

I have created a plate through the "difference matte" process - but I have a bunch of area's that show small white speckles on a black background. Is there an automated way to remove those small white ...
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After Effects experience with virtual choir 3D environment

Is there anyone in the forum with After Effects experience related to the production of a virtual choir, such as that of Eric Whitacre (e.g., see video below)? ...
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How to bring a SketchUp Animation into After Effects

I made a simple animation in SketchUp and am trying to bring it into After Effects. When I do the AVI is all black in Footage and Composition. Reading around it sounds like the most common issue is ...
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After Effects - Make one frame brighter

I am using the CC version. I am making a gunshot composition and I need to have a specific frame brighter. What should I do? Remember , there shall be only one frame , not all the clip with ...
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After Effects - Making a compilation

I have been practicing with Adobe After Effects for quite a while. I've created some effects like gunshots, intros and such. I now want to learn how to combine many videos together, and with ...
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How to position spheres that are created with the CC Ball action?

I'm using the CC Ball action to make some spheres to illustrate a chemical reaction. When I make the balls, the circle to move it is thrown to the left, and the actual sphere is to the right. I ...
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Automate turning on and off Twixtor effect in After Effects

While using Twixtor in After Effects, you can automate the speed of the clip by manipulating the "Speed %" under "Output Control". Now, since there's no good way to do time-remapping natively in After ...
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After Effects CC slant effect crops artwork

I'm a newbie to AE so there's probably a simple answer to this. So I've imported some art from illustrator and dropped in on the stage. I then Create shapes from vector layer. Then I apply the effect ...
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How to Create Fire Light like Ligthing in After Effects

I am interested in creating a fire light kind of effect for a footage. We have a 2d animation composition, and want to add a fire lighting to the scene. Think of a wall when lighted with a campfire or ...
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Approximate render time in After Effects CS6 [closed]

I'm working on a project with After Effects CS6. All videos I'm producing are quite similar to each other (both in terms of footage, montage, duration, resolution etc.). Currently it takes 6h to ...
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After Effects: how to create a color via expressions

Using After Effects expressions, I can create a color reference by pick-whipping a color control and the result is: var rgb = rgbToHsl(effect("Color Control")("Color")); But, I want to avoid using ...
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How did they make the nice moving shots in this video?

https://prismic.io/ - has a very nice explainer video and I was wondering how they made the nice "tilted" sliding effect on the screencast video? Also... how are they making the video being focused on ...
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Adobe After Effects MP4 Export Issue

I'm trying to export a composition from Adobe After Effects. My Comp is 1280x720, and ideally I'd export with an mp4 container, and h264 video codec. Problem is, After Effects is giving me a PAR ...
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AE: Frame rate and animating solids

For an After Effects project that animates mostly solids and Illustrator objects, what frame rate should one use to achieve smooth visual effects? I'm currently working with 23.9 fps but it renders a ...
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Is there any plugin for After Effects to create a 'kinetic typography' video?

I was looking at some kinetic typography videos - like the one below - and wondering whether there is a plugin for Adobe After Effects CS4 that can help with this. If not, then is there any other easy ...
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After effects: masking not working in select compositions

Whenever I try to mask a clip or multiple clips in my main composition, the mask has no effect, neither does inverting the mask or any of the other mask modes provided. The same thing happens when I ...
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Scrolling the panel in After Effects

I'm on windows using After Effects CS6. I'm new to this software and am having a problem scrolling the window vertically or horizontally, Where is the scroll bar? Alternatively I'm trying to scroll ...
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How does Apple Motion compare to Adobe After Effects?

I am looking at Apple Motion and Adobe After Effects. How to they compare to one another? What are the pros and cons of each?
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Update keyframe animations only every third frame in After Effects

I am new to After Effects and I have the following problem with an animation of mine: I have a walk cycle drawn for 8 frames per second. The composition has 24 frames per second, so each frame of the ...
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How to clean GoPro footage?

Is there a good technique to do lens correction, rolling shutter removal and stabilisation on GoPro footage. If you start by rolling shutter correction, the filter seek for straight edges and cannot ...