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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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. http://fs5.directupload.net/...
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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 ...
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After Effects rendering wrong colors?

I'm creating a video using After Effects CC 2015 for use it on a website. The background of the page on the site is #607D8B, so the first thing I did was create a solid with that color, and the color ...
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After Effects Crashes When Exporting To Media Encoder

When I try to add my work to media encoder queue it used to give me an error about missing plugin. I found a video online that said to make a symlink from default location to where I have it ...
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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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Dot matrix with depth cloud transition effect

Could someone point me in the right direction to reproducing this effect which takes an illustration, breaks it into circles of color similar to what an inkjet printer would do, and randomizes depth ...
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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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Loop count in video clip settings, how to apply changes to composition?

I created a grid of about 50 videos. I want them all to loop so I changed the loop count of the videos via Interpret Footage > Main... > Loop. The changes show up in the timeline, but they are ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Photoshop animation dropping frames at 12fps or as image sequence

I have been kind of tearing my hair out trying to figure this out. I have a frame animation with 30 frames. I tried exporting it as a video set to 12fps. For some reason, what should be 2.5 seconds (...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...