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How to apply an offset to one axis only in 3D space for linked expression position?

I have a 3D position property linked with another composition. I want the z-axis to have an offset in the linked expression. But how can I apply an offset just to one axis? The current expression of ...
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Is there such thing as an unlimited point matte in Premiere?

Basically my problem is I have footage which I need to manually key. I need something like an unlimited point matte which would allow me to cut an actor out of a background by hand with no limits on ...
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3D composition shows up as 2D in main project view?

Camera [comp 3D] ellipse mask in z-axis layer1 2D layer2 2D layerN 2D The layers are aligned in the Z-axis along the ellipse, forming a 3D text by the layers. When I'm inside the ...
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How to move a layer only in one direction?

Is it possible to just move a layer along one axis, eg x? I need to move many layers individually in a 3D space, but only along one axis. It would be much quicker if I could lock all axis but one, ...
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How to rotate a group of 2D layers around the midpoint in one axis only?

I have lots of point light layers aligned as a vertical line. Now I'd like to distribute the 2D-light-layers along an ellipse into the 3D space (probably the z-axis). How could I do this, without ...
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Composition shows mask instead of content

I have the following project layout: [null] [comp1] mask/matte texture When I'm inside the comp1 I see the content correctly. But in my main project view, I just see the mask(!) (black/white) ...
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How to apply track mattes to multiple layers?

I want to create a track matte/mask that is applied to multiple layers. The layers should not be precomposed! How could I achieve this, that I can just change the matte shape and this is reflected to ...
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How to create a light wall in after effects?

I want to create a wall of lights, that will be animated (on/off) by simple graphics in motion, similar to: So far I created the wall of lights using Optical Flare + ...
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How to let the path of a composition shine to parent layer?

I added some point lights that form a letter. Then I added an optical flare (AE plugin FX) with source type "track lights" to get light dots from the light layers. This works fine and looks as ...
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How to distribute layers along a path?

Is it possible to "distribute" layers along a path? I want to create lights along a text stroke path. I could of course align like 200 light layer elements on the path of the text letters manually. ...
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How to link an FX property of multiple layers?

I'm evaluating an after effects plugin , which has an FX property brightness and similar. I have several layers on top of each other, each letting a portion of the others shine through. Now I want to ...
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How to create light wall of letters?

I want to create the typical light wall effect, that is often seen in music videos. But not only the wall. I want to display text letters using those flash lights. Probably I'm missing the right ...
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How to mask footage video with text?

I want to make a footage video "shine" through a text, so that the letters serve as a mask and only what's inside from the footage will shine through. Also, 3D Camera movement should be possible ...
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How best to stretch an area of video

Using Premiere or After Effects, what is the best (or possible) way of stretching a section of footage. Basically I have some talking head footage that is too central, and want to shift the talking ...
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Black title changes colour when exporting MXF ???

Been asked by client to export in MXF format. Never done that before (worked within PP with MXF, just never exported to that). At the end of the ad I've made a very simple after effects title/call to ...
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Fill shape layer with an image (after effects)

How can I fill a shape, with an image in After effects? For example, something like this: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bc/Europe_flags.png I found an answer somewhere that I need ...
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How to Sync a Layer's Position, to a Layer in Another (Time Remapped) Comp

So we are making a 2D animation. We have character assets in PSD. We have a "Character" Comp which contains the following: "Eyes" Comp, "Mouth" Comp and "Body" Comp. "Body" has the 2-second ...
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How to animate the size (width and height) of a rectangle animation in after effects?

I want to change the height of a rectangle bottom - top from 0 to 1080px starting from position -1080 to 0. How do I do that? By default the transform does not have a size. It does have a scale but ...
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Blending Two Shots for Continuity

I have been watching Zach King videos on YouTube (the Vine magic guy) and I'm curious how to edit two shots together so that body movements stay the same, yet an element is brought into the shot. I'm ...
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How to automate the rendering of all possible combinations of a composition in Adobe After Effects?

I have a composition used to display current scores for a match on a tournament. It shows the two teams banners on both sides and their current scores underneath them. The scene also has various ...
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Layer dimensions in after effects

How can I find the dimensions in pixels of a layer in adobe after effects.
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Launch a AfterEffects rendered in background with cmd update

I am trying to find scripting code that allows me to open a CMD in Windows and lauch AE render of the current project queue in background. Also, if possible, to get the output back in that cmd ...
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What are motion graphics?

What are motion graphics? What software can I use to create them? What should someone trying to produce a video with motion graphics know?
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How to remove an object (Tooth) in After Effects

I have a 5 second Video clip of our main Character smiling and when he opens his mouth we see that his tooth is gone. We have painted the whole tooth black but there is a shine on it and it doesn't ...
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Centered motion tracking with Mocha AE/Pro and After Effects?

I haven't been able to figure out yet how I get stabilized footage from mocha Pro to After Effects. I start a new project, import my footage and am able within mocha Pro to get a nice motion tracking ...
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Kung Fury VHS effect

I hope everybody seen this amazing trailer of upcoming Swedish masterpiece: FULL HD TRAILER So, I wonder, how to achieve this cool video effect. Please, pay attention on the edges: The image ...
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After Effect: Create Stroke from Motion Track Path

In After Effect, I tracked a moving object in my Video with the Motion Tracker. There I got Keyframes, which I want to use. Now, I would like to show the path of my object in the Video. I thought to ...
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Can you measure the width of a character in an AE expression?

I have a type effect that requires a couple of layers, one with the type, and another moving behind the letters as they appear (simulating the little text bubbles you get when typing on an iPhone). ...
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Scripting - Where is the documentation for the Layer#Effects attribute?

I have been trying to make a script that will automatically apply an effect to the selected layer. So far, it looks like this: var myLayer = app.project.activeItem.selectedLayers[0]; I have seen ...
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Why my Zapcode is with low resolution?

I developed a Zapcode and follow the tactics to have a video with good resolution, I've done a video in MP4 and FLV, both rendered in the After Effects, but remains at low resolution. Here is my ...
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Text templates made in after effects render gibberish characters in Premiere Pro

Upon importing the template composition, the layout get successfully imported, however the text is changed to random exotic characters. Why?
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Making the camera travel through a hole in a letter

I need to know if there is a way for a camera to travel through a hole in a letter or something flashy like a portal in After Effects CC.
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Adding a sport watch timer

I'm looking for a way to display a timer to measure things happening during the movie, a swimming event for example. Can I add a timer that will start once the race is started and displaying in ...
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Anyone with Mac Pro, please help for CPU advice

I'm about to buy a Mac Pro, possibly an iMac instead, in a few days for extensive 3D and video work. I was able to try an online CPU stress test which renders complex video frames on the iMac but I ...
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Shapes overlapped in pre-comp, transparent fade in visibility

I have two white shapes that overlap on a purple background, which are in a pre-comp. One in animated (an arm) and the other is not (the rest of the body). When I fade the pre-comp in, from 0 to 100 ...
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How to make the smoke become a mask layer?

Im a beginner in video editing industry, so I got one main question and few sub questions based on this video: Main question - The intro title cover by smoke effect, when the smoke effect pass by ...
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Defining animation once, then repeating across a selection of shapes in a cascading manner?

I have a comp with 20 windows (for a building), that I want to animate in a cascading manner (i.e. windows 1 though 20) with half a second in between each window animates in. Is there a way for me to ...
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Display Contents Outside of Composition Boundary?

I have an icon I'm animating within it's own composition. I want the comp size to be comparable to the final size of the icon, so when I lay it down in other projects, I have a good understanding of ...
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Relative Animation Presets

Is there any way to create an animation (a bubble for example, that rises up on the y axis and fades in from 0 to 100 opacity), that can be saved as an animation preset, then that can be added to ...
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After Effects Opacity behaving differently from Photoshop?

I have some white text that fades out on a red background (rgb (255,0,0)) in After Effects. For some reason, in After Effects, the effect of the text fading out is a dark, almost 'black', animating ...
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Line animations

If you watch the above video at 29seconds, there's a line that is drawn around the number 1. Many of these animations are littered throughout this video (again at ...
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Zooming in on one layer in After Effects

I desperately need step by step instructions on how to zoom into the child sitting in the window. This composition is an animation, I have a bunch of layers but I specifically want to zoom into the ...
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See layers beneath the solid I'm editing in After Effects

I have imported a photo into one layer and I created an opaque solid on top of it. I want to animate the solid with the Brush tool (Write on). When I enter layer edit mode for the solid I can't see ...
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Tessellation-like animation in after effects

I am trying to make something I've seen on the local new in the after effects. Now, let's say there's a large picture that has text on it "WBC" or something like that and those letters, when zoomed in ...
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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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Does version control have a part in the video production workflow?

I'm a software developer and I'm also interested in photography (for four years) and video production (for a few months only). ■ In software development, there is an important rule every developer ...
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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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scale an image inside a mask

Pretty new to after effects. I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to scale an image contained inside a mask. Similar to photoshop. In Photoshop you create a mask and if you want to scale the ...
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After Effects rendering a video at base 99, but outputs as a 60 one

I've got a composition with only a video that was recorded at 100 fps. Apparently 100 fps is to much for AE, but it deals just fine with 99, which is OK to me. The composition was set with exactly ...
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Make a video look like it was taken from further away

I have a telephone video recording I would like to edit to make it appear it was taken from further away than it was?