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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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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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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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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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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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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I'm having trouble scaling strokes in After Effects

I am new to after effects and I am having trouble understanding scaling shapes. I have an initial shape ( image 1 ) that I wish to expand and animate to a wider shape ( image 2 ). But as you can see, ...
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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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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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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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Can't add Motion Blur to layer imported from Photoshop

I can't enable Motion Blur on this layer: Any ideas what could be wrong?
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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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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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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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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 do I build a circle which serves as a particle attracter using After Effects Trapcode Particular?

I want all particles that I emitted to settle down on a circle shape after animating them in space. What would be perfect is to be able to draw a circle shape which works as a particle attractor after ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to remove an unwanted dynamic object from a dynamic footage

I need to remove an object (in my case - a newspaper) that is being hold by a man who moves it a bit from side to side and sometimes it is hidden behind some other objects. How do I do this? My idea ...
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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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Animating shapes vs masks in After Effects

Can anyone tell me how I'm going to get the best performance out of AE - I have a number of circles I need to animate expanding which are essentially stroked lines. Just made some paths with very ...
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Null object to toggle volume in After Effects?

Null objects don't have volume controls, but I'd like to control many audio layers in my timeline at once. Anyone know of a way to adjust volume or toggle mute on a bunch of layers without having to ...
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3d max change the opacity of an object's edges rendered in After Effects.

I want to change the opacity of the edge of an object so that when I render it and import to After Effects, it would match with the background video and feather at the edge of objects. Cant place ...
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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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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 ...