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Move mask inside precomposition in After Effects?

I have a movie in after effects. I created a color key, applied a simple choker and then added a mask. When I move the mask point, it is offset by the simple choker value - so I thought I would ...
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Ghost position keyframes in After Effects [duplicate]

I have an animation in After Effects where I am animating a slider to move up and down at certain points. The slider should be mainly stationary, but moves occasionally in line with other actions on ...
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'Seamless' loop hangs/pauses at beginning of clip

I've got a short video that I'd like to export as an mp4 and use in a seamless loop. The content of the video is very abstract so it doesn't really matter where the loop occurs/what parts of the clip ...
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How do you zoom in (animated) on a portion of your canvas?

I'm using After Effects to create a Motion graphic and I would like to make the animation zoom in on a specific point, do something and then zoom out again. To clarify what I exactly try to achieve: ...
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How do I scale an object in only one direction?

I am animating a volume meter, and have done the "tricky bit" of getting the volume value. Now I want to apply the volume value to a mask , so that as the music moves, the mask is exposed in time to ...
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How to view my project elements while working in a composition?

Is there a way to see other project elements when working in a composition to be able to align and synchronized the elements of the animation one with the others? When I open up a composition to ...
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Add path operation to multiple shape layers

I have multiple shape layers, and I want to add Wiggle Paths to all of them. One way of course is to manually add to each of them. Is there a way to add it to all of them at once? Specially is there a ...
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Get effect to overcome image size [After Effects]

Quick question, how can I get a transition effect on an image (CC light wipe) to fill the composition? Is there an easy way to do this? Thanks Using Adobe CC 2014
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3D layers not affected by camera zoom in After Effects

The composition I'm working with has a 3D object I created in Cinema 4D Lite, as well as another layer which is controlled in After Effects (the content on the screen): When I zoom in using the ...
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repeat crossfade in a sequence of images

I am trying to animate a series of drawings. I have 10 drawings of 10 states of an object and I would like to have a crossfade between each states and this repeated for about 2 min back and forth. I ...
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Photoshop Layer Blending Goes Away When Imported into After Effects

When I import my Photoshop file into After Effects, the blending options I used on the layers (like drop shadow, stroke, etc) disappear, but they do show up when I view the composition file. I know I ...
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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 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 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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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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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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Auto split comp into separate render items?

Is there a script/plugin that will either (a) take layers from a comp and create separate render queue items for each layer; or (b) use markers in a comp to generate separate renders? I thought there ...
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After Effects - Element 3D: Text arranged in a circle/ring form

I needed to dispose/arranged (sorry for my bad english) a letters extruded with Element 3D plug-in in After Effects Like in this fast example: http://gyazo.com/64767e7c198b8763ac9225eda1b788ad I'm ...
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Is there any similar function of photoshop “ Actions .atn” in adobe after effect?

I specifically looking for a plugin or function in After effect that is similar to photoshop actions " .atn" that allow me to record and play sequence of editing i recorded to apply with a one click ...
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After Effects Ratio Error When Using Puppet Tool

After Effects is continuously giving the following error when I try to use the Puppet tool: After Effects error: zero denominator in ratio addition. (17::16) Any idea what could be happening or how ...
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AE Adjustment Layer Separate Effects on It & Its inverse

I have a square adjustment layer which I have to animate to follow a screen around during a video. I want to apply some Color Correction filters to only that square, and a separate set of photo ...
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Converting MTS for best use in After Effects?

I have a client who gave me nothing but MTS files to use in After Effects. Basically it's HD slow motion photography, shot sideways, against a greenscreen, and all he wants to do is put one 1920 x ...
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Stretch or Change Timing in After Effects

I am new to After Effects. I downloaded the free file for the Month of May from VideoHive and have been playing with it. Some of the text is displayed just a bit too short for my linking. I do not ...
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AE - Randomly place ~100 layers and then move to the middle

I currently have around 100 text layers placed in the middle of my composition in After Effects. What I would like to do is randomly place this layers around the middle and then create an animation ...
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After Effects: Importing Illustrator sequence?

I have 200 layers in Illustrator CS6. I have another set of the same layers but where basic attributes (position, scale) have changed. Is there a way to import these two "states" into After Effects ...
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Does alpha matte version of a clip allows to change the pattern

I'm a beginner in this field and I have to buy this clip from shutter-stock. This clip comes with some pre-rendered patterns and has an alpha-matte version. My question is : I want to use different ...
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After Effects: Set Alpha/Matte to hdr layer without clamping the values to 0-1 range

I have a .hdr sequence as well as a .tga sequence. the .tga sequence contains the alpha channel to be used for the .hdr sequence. The problem is that if I apply the alpha channel to my hdr sequence ...
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Adobe After Effects Frame-By-Frame Editing

I am currently editing a clip in After Effects. We had a very limited supply of green screen so I am now having to edit some of the white wall too. The thing is, the actors move around, not allowing ...
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Masking messes up in after effects after rendering

I've been masking all day today and everything has worked perfectly up until now. I did my usual mask and then rendered it but upon render everything screwed up. I have tried it multiple times and ...
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How do I create this slide/bouncy effect in After Effects?

The news channel in my country is using a nice bouncy/slide effect. Now I'm trying to recreate that in After Effects. I tried many effects and expressions, Googled a lot and watched many tutorials. ...
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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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Audium spectrum as particel emitter - After Effects

I'm playing around with audio reaction in After Effects and I'm trying to create an audio spectrum, that acts as a particle emitter. So the bars not only jump up when that frequency is present, but ...
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How to create a seamless loop in AE without a dissolve or crossfade?

I am a beginner AE user and a much more proficient Ps user. Can I somehow duplicate the comp and lower opacity of the top one and move the bottom one on the timeline to manually line up frames so ...
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Video Rendering at 2x Speed [duplicate]

The video rendered at a normal speed before seen here (it just is missing audio in the first half): https://youtu.be/pMf5JLBIPQk Now that I got the audio working in the first half (AE - Composition ...
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After Effects - No preview window after reopening my project

I just reopened my project and in all compositions that have 3D layers the preview is gone: It looks like a bug to me but maybe I'm missing something? ps: don't mind the lack of timeline, it's on ...
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Different outputs from one comp

Coming from a node based editor, I am trying to find the best way to export multiple outputs from a single AE comp. For example, in my comp, I have 3-4 different masks that's applied to overall ...
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AE - Composition video file/layer missing audio

In my case, I'm working with a file that does have audio, confirmed in the RAM preview and other checks mentioned above, however, I noticed after rendering, the first video file ha no audio (not even ...
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Bad yet good framerate after exporting through Media Encoder

Lately, I've been getting a weird issue with my Media Encoder exports. I usually import 2 files through After Affects CC: an "intro" one and the main movie, both at lossless quality, and export the ...
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Animating between mask paths in After Effects

This is a continuation of a previous question where I asked how to animate a waving flag drawn in Illustrator. I received a really useful answer from @poor and I've followed it as closely as I could ...
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How to render MP4 using After Effects Script with Adobe Media Encoder

I can add my composition to Adobe Media Encoder Queue using below command app.executeCommand(3800); Now how i can render it from Adobe Media Encoder using render command like this aerender ...
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I'm having trouble with using a NAS with After Effects

Rendering files to my After Effects project from the NAS does not work. Also importing DNG files is not working. After Effects seems to be not able to write on the disk. The NAS is connected in a MAC ...
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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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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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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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Is there a way to apply an Animation Preset - Text Effect onto a shape?

I have a few bullet points as so: I would like to apply an Animation Preset > Text > Blurs > Bullet Train to it... But I want the effect to include the blue circle. I've tried applying ...
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After effects: masking not working in select compositions

Whenever I try to mask a clip or multiple clips in my main composition, the mask has no effect, neither does inverting the mask or any of the other mask modes provided. The same thing happens when I ...
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Update keyframe animations only every third frame in After Effects

I am new to After Effects and I have the following problem with an animation of mine: I have a walk cycle drawn for 8 frames per second. The composition has 24 frames per second, so each frame of the ...
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After Effects CS6 : Template Compositions

I'm trying to put together a library of 'clips' and/or 'effects' to use in some upcoming training videos I am developing. Is there a 'best practices' that includes making each effect into a ...
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Why does After Effects shear my last frame in a loop?

Following the short tutorial here to make a loop in After Effects using time remapping and the loopOut() expression I encountered some odd behaviour. In the tutorial it is mentioned that when this ...