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 Alternative for Windows

I use Sony Vegas for video production but would like to be able to create more visual effects. Are there any cheaper alternatives for Adobe's After Effects? Or is there an extension for Vegas?
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Loss of quality in after effects 3D layer

I have a 2D image layer that looks great as a 2D layer. Both .png and .eps files are (near) pixel perfect. However when I convert the layer to 3D, there is a massive loss in quality. Is there a ...
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Any tutorials on how to animate a vector hand

seem too be able to find every other body part except a hand animation tutorial im looking to create a vector animation of a hand performing a pinch and zoom action
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Chromakey (Green Screen) Best Practices in Adobe After Effects

I've been doing green screen in iMovie (and it works surprisingly well!), but I'm downloading Adobe Creative Cloud tonight for my new PC. I'd appreciate any "best practice" suggestions for using the ...
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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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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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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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Blur whole text and then “unblur” part of it

I have a text in after effects that I wish to first blur the whole thing and then animate it so that a part of the text is clear. If I have the text Maecenas sed diam eget risus varius blandit sit ...
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Save frame with current camera angle

I'm an absolute noob to After Effects. I'm not using it for video. I just want to use the 3D ray tracing to get a single image. I've created the 3D image, set the lighting I want and have a camera ...
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How to create super smooth slow motion clips in After Effects that will be edited in Premiere Pro

I would like to make one of those 600fps slow motion clips that can are on YouTube. such as this ...
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Looking for a specific transition for Adobe Premiere

Is it possible (and if yes, how) to create a transition using either Adobe Premiere or After Effects (and maybe import to Premiere then?) which zooms out of the first video displaying multiple videos ...
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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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Any way to change properties of subcomp based on parent comp?

I have a dozen 'main' comps which have a bunch of nested comps. I need to create about 30 versions of each main comp, with different colors. The subcomps are animated shapes, which take their color ...
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After Effects - Simple Lighting Effects

I'm currently putting together a simple lyric video like in the link below, but am missing this one piece I can't seem to fix together. On the left side you'll notice the ball of light moving up and ...
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How to create simple animation with transparent background?

I'd like to create basically a HUD (head up display) using simple animations. The following are three different videos: animated checkmark animated circle animated underline Each video just draws ...
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How do I create a lower third for a music video in After Effects?

How can I create a song information lower third title like those displayed on mtv videos? I want to present the singer,album etc with a nice background and animation. Are there presets of it ...
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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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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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Where are the opacity map presets for CC Particle World in CS5 and CS6?

In versions of After Effects prior to CS5, there are opacity map presets such as Fade In, Fade Out, Constant, etc. I can see Opacity Map under Particle in the CS6 CC Particle World, but how do I get ...
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Video editing objects from black and white to colour

For school we came up with a cool concept, the video starts in black and white and when a person in the video touches an object it turns to colour. Could you guys help us out here? Do you have any ...
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What techniques are used to create this 1-minute motion graphic?

Here's a 1 minute After Effects (?) production about The Noun Project (an iconic website): https://vimeo.com/48846655 I really like the style of it and would like to learn how to create something ...
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After Effects - How do I create animated coding

Are there any tutorials on how to create animated 'coding', where it looks like code is being typed in? I want to do something similar to this: ...
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One Frame Flash

In Scott Pilgrim VS The World there is this three frame sequence: The second frame seems to be actually lit much more, not just made brighter by an After Effects adjustment layer. How was this ...
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After Effects render on AWS EC2

I want to render my After Effects projects on an EC2 Windows AMI for better performance, but they only allow Windows Server editions which are no supported by Adobe. Will it work if I install After ...
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After Effects - Recreate a “distortion” or a special Radial Blur effect / Slowly pitch sound down

I would like to re-create an effect from the game Dishonored. The FX happens when I teleport or when I slow down time, the screen gets some radial blur and a strange kind of distortion at the edges. ...
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Invalid DICT array size (83::2) in After Effects

What does the error "After Effects error: invalid DICT array size (83::2)" mean? Is this a serious problem? How can I fix it?
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Simulate parenting, (or un-parent) in after effects

I have a flat layer in AE that is parented to another flat object in 3D space (both are .ai files). The trouble is when I export to Cinema 4D Lite, the motion of the parented object is not the same ...
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Are there any recent 64-bit VFW screen capture codecs out there?

I'm currently editing some video screen capture recordings I did under Linux using recordMyDesktop (basically OGG Theora video files). Since there's currently no way to import Theora video into After ...
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Import .flac to after effects cs6

How can i import a simple .flac audio file to After Effects ? I didn't find one single plugin/presets and answer at adobe site.
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Superimposing 2d photoshop cartoon into video footage

I am using after effects and I want to place a drawing of a character behind a person in the video footage to make it look like the character is standing in the distance behind the person in the film. ...
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How to achieve the short particle bursts in this gif?

I've tried to create the short bursts similar to this gif but I can't seem to get the exact effect. I'm using particle world in after effects. Another problem I'm running into is the texture has some ...
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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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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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Why does After Effects not enable me to work with 60FPS?

For a short student film, I'd like to be able to work with shots that are 60FPS. For some reason I dont see this option:
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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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Recommendable production codecs for Adobe video products

I'm currently searching for new codecs that are better suited for production than the ones we are currently using. So far we used QuickTime Animation and PhotoJPEG. The latter always proved as ...
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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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Auto-Orient, Wrong Rotation on Last Keyframe in After Effects

I have an issue with the Transform | Auto-orient option. I does work in general but at the very last keyframe the object's rotation changes apruptly. How can I avoid that? I am using After ...
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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to link the animation of two layers?

I am building a kinetic type-style video and am struggling to get some of the animations to sync correctly. In this particular example I am trying to have a text box (imported .ai file) rotate with ...
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Adobe After Effects vs. Final Cut Express for chroma keying

Which is better for chroma keying, Adobe After Effects or Final Cut Express and why?
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Can you mask a parent null object in Adobe After effects?

Is it possible to create one mask or track matte mask on a parent null layer that applies to all child layers? Only way I've figured out is to apply a track matte to every layer I want masked which ...
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Cleaning tracked keyframes in After Effects

I'm new to After Effects and played with Mocha for After Effects a bit (which is v.easy to pick up) and was wondering: If I have a bunch of dense set of keyframes as a result of tracking, is there an ...
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Motion and shape tracking in After Effects CS5.5

My footage consists of someone with black sunglasses moving his head tilting slowly back and forth. The glass of the sunglasses is visible in the footage. In the beginning the head is tilted back, the ...
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AE - Imported mp4 seems to be missing audio

I'm new to After Effects, but my experience with video editing so far has been that audio and video are treated separately. When I add an mp4 to my composition, I get the video element, but I can't ...
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How to switch New Composition Settings Duration from Base 25 (time) to Frames?

In the tutorial I am doing the instructor has their Composition Settings enabling them to input the amount of Frames they would like the Composition to be. Picture is a little faded, it says "Frames @ ...
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Change output using a .jsx script for After Effects CS6

I've made a script that will loop through a (.txt) interchanging elements of a certain composition. Within the script, I add each changed composition to the render queue and output it. How can I ...