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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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 ...
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saving after effects as mp4 problems

So.. I'm kinda very much a first timer using after effects, a first timer here too, finished a 7 mins long video for an assignment due in two days from now that will decide whether I will pass, but ...
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How to make interactive video presentation?

I need to make presentation, which will be used as background for stage play. I work with After Effects and Premiere better, than with PowerPoint. And I see more possibilities in them. I can make ...
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Cant change stroke Brush Size via Composition, only via top bar. AECS6

I am trying to do this tutorial: When I try to change the Brush Size of the Stroke via the left panel (the guy in the video does it at 2:04 - 2:09) it does not cover ...
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Trapcode Particular water help

I'm using Particular to add water to some footage of a broken fountain. I have another fountain as reference and I'm trying it get it to look as real as possible. Here's how it is at the moment, with ...
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Is it possible to export a Video with transparent Background? (No Image Sequences!)

Is it possible to export a video file from After Effects with transparency? I don't want to export to an image sequence.
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Where can I find design specs for 6mm to 22mm display signage?

I am fine with HD displays, but I would like to know where I can find how to design for LED driven displays where the LEDs are 6mm apart or 22mm apart. What resolution would I be looking for?
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How can I generate a full waveform from my audio file in After Effects?

There is an effect in After Effects which generates audio waves and spectrums from audio tracks. What I get is the form for a given second. How can I get the full waveform on a single frame ?
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How to multi track export audio from After Effects to Audition

I have a fairly complex AE project with multiple audio files playing at different times. I'd like to make the final audio edit using Audition. What's the best way to get all of my audio tracks from ...
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How Do I create this liquid like animation?

I just wondered what Plugins are neceassary to create such a liquid looking effect like in this video: https://vimeo.com/136832449 Screenshot:
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How to automatically pull text out of a video

I am currently experimenting with after effects and premiere to see what sort of strange things they might be capable of and was hoping someone had some insight on an Idea I had. In this situation I ...
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Parenting a null causes unexpected results

I've built an arrow that is controlled by two nulls - one at the start point and one at the end point. Using some trigonometry in some expressions, it works. When I move the nulls, the arrow resizes ...
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After Effects: How to create a sliding waveform

I was wondering how does one create a sliding waveform in After Effects? I know how to do a static one (since there is a simple effect for it) but I have no idea how to do a progressing one that ...
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Is ffmpeg the solution to automate video building from multiple files

Need some help automating video & audio stitching and could use some help/direction. Let's say I have the following assets: Video 1 Video 2 Video 3 Music 1 And I want to build a few variations ...
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How to Overlay Text in Premiere Pro or After Effects?

I am a newbie to both Premiere Pro and After Effects. We are making exercise instructional videos and want to overlay text instructions - very much like this video: . ...
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How to get 'outer' composition's current time?

Suppose I've got 2 sequences, one named OUTER and one named INNER. Composition INNER is inside composition OUTER. INNER is shorter than OUTER and is placed in the middle of it's timeline. Inside INNER ...
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Video overlay - how is this effect created?

I came accross this image - and was wondering how to recreate it in after effects? https://www.truedigital.co.uk/assets/video/us-hero.mp4
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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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After Effects distance between two points

I have written an expression to get the distance between two points, but it does not work and I haven't a clue why. It's pretty simple: function findDistance(xa, xb, ya, yb) { return Math.sqrt( ...
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Is it possible to relight filmed footage with NUKE or After Effects?

I have a Video of a face that I filmed with soft lighting and almost no shadows. The camera is a static portrait shot. Now I want a spot light to move slowly around the head. Is something like this ...
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scaling a stroke mask in after effects?

I have an imported illustrator image that I'm trying to create a stroke mask over so I can animate it's reveal (like someone writing it). Unfortunately, when I try to use the pen tool on the layer it ...
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Adobe Encoder fps and duration doesn't match

I have After Effects project file 25 fps, 29 seconds duration long. After exporting i get 725 png files - looks normal so far. But then i merge it to mp4 using Adobe Encoder, I get total 24 seconds ...
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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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What do the colors in the timeline render bar in After Effects signfify

I have searched the web and PDF manual for clarification on what the colors signify on the render bar over the timeline in after effects but for some reason I cant find a resource covering them all. ...
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How can I link a mask path to a track null?

Well, I'm trying to make an airplane explosion scene, and I need to make a mask, because the airplane is behind some trees, I made the mask, but how can I link the mask path to the tracking null? ...
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Make only a specific region of a video blurry

I have a lower third that I want to use in adobe premiere. It's slightly transparent and I put an adjustment layer on top to add a bit of blur. When I add some footage to the after effects ...
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Animations templates and resources

I would like to create a small video including the animation for the text layers and icons ... something like this video : I know that we can do this using Adobe ...
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Best softwares for heavy pan/zoom editing?

I use to do a lot of pan/zoom editing with Sony Vegas Pro. Now that I read that Sony plans to discontinue Vegas (they said it will remain supported but there will never be a new version again), I am ...
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Making a layer adhere to a path's dimensions

Is there a way in After Effects (with expressions or otherwise) to take the dimensions of a path and dynamically apply them to another layer? Additionally, would this work if the layer I want to apply ...
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Copying All Settings Of One Composition in AE

I want to copy the whole settings of the composition to the other, all keyframes, transition points, 3d layer etc. In Adobe After Effects
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After Effects: Shortcut for showing all transforming properties of a layer

just wondering if there is a shortcut in after effects to reveal all transforming properties (scale, position, opacity, etc.) of a selected layer at once?
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After Effects: How do I add a Marker onto a layer?

how do I add a Marker onto a layer in case I have no numpad? Thanks in advance
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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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Shape dimensions in AE

It's possible to change the dimensions of a Shape in AE under Transform > Scale. But what if I want pixel values? Is it possible to change the exact pixel dimensions of a Shape w/o resorting to ...
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Change the coordinate system in After Effects

I'm recreating a Sketch composition in AE. To ease the process I would like to change the position of 0,0 from the center of the comp to bottom left. That would make it possible for me to translate ...
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“The Photoshop Library operation failed ” when AE CS4 file was opened in AE CC 2015

I used to use AE CS6 to do my work, today I tried to open my project in Afrer Effects CC 2015 , it showed "The Photoshop Library operation failed " then I clicked "OK" for several times,it kept ...
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why does after effects export without audio?

I have made a simple 4 second long video in After Effects and exported it only to find that it had no audio. I tried changing the file type to .MOV and re-rendered it but now the file had audio but ...
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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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Simple Prowl notifications for After Effects render completion

I want to be able to receive push notifications to my iPhone when After Effects completes a render. I used to use Prowl v1.5.2 & Growl v2.1.3 combined with this script (.jsx file)to do this, but ...
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Trapcode TAO is doing weird things

my boss just bought the trapcode suite on black friday and now I want to play arround with it and get into it. I followed this tutorial and tried to recreate the part at 9:18 Watch on Youtube This ...
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Why won't After Effects import an uncompressed avi file?

I just recorded a demo from cod4 with 2000FPS. I used Vdub to make an uncompressed video from the Screenshots. After saving as an avi, the file looks good. (Apart from the lack while playing in ...
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what softwares and techniques can be used to make videos similar to ByJu videos

ByJu Sample Video : How can we make videos similar to ByJu classes videos ? I am guessing they used adobe after effects, but how can we achieve the precision in ...
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Convert sRGB color to linear Color Space

Just wondering if there is a simple and fast way to convert a specific color from my Illustrator layout file (#e3000b) to a linear Color Space. I am working in After Effects in a linear color space. ...
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Transposing keyframes or recursive keyframing in AE

I want to embed a clip inside of itself inside of itself inside of itself. I have a clip of a person using a tablet, and I want the same clip displayed on the tablet. I have tracked the motion of the ...
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Selecting a Layer and Keyframes without using Marquee Tool in AE

If I have a layer with some keyframes like this: When I click on it, it highlights just the layer, obviously. My question is, how can I select the keyframes under it WITHOUT using the Marquee Tool: ...
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export a video from Blender with alpha channel

I have a problem exporting a video from Blender (Cycles Render) with Alpha Channel. Generally it's a scene with sailplane flying about a camera positioned near to the floor. In addition to this it is ...
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Copying Effects from Photoshop to After Effects

I was wondering if it was possible to copy effects settings from photoshop to after effects? Let's say I have a simple effect like "Levels" and I want to have the exact same values for the effect in ...
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Mask not working

In After Effects, I want to use a mask to prevent an area from beein affected by a layer. I created a mask using the pen tool, but instead of masking the shape, the program masks the bounds of the ...
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Color Correction: What is the best way to fix this overbrighten Image?

As you can see the image has a very overbrighten area. How do I fix this usign Color Finesse Plugin for After Effects ?
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Adobe media encoder encoding slow

Help, I have setup Adobe media encoder and After effects for cuda. My project is only 3,5 min long and my rendering time is about 2,5 hours. I have resized all my footage to match my resolution ...