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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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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how to animate dots in sequence

I'm new to After Effects and wondering how that's possible to animate opening for this map so each dot appears individually? I know how to make the opening using the mask but it shows the edges while ...
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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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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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Simple Prowl notifications for After Effects render completion

I want to be able to receive push notifications to my iPhone when After Effects completes a render. I used to use Prowl v1.5.2 & Growl v2.1.3 combined with this script (.jsx file)to do this, but ...
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After Effects added an extra move to the animation, how to get rid of it?

As you can see in the Value Graphic, the second part of the line is a broken line, but I didn't make it that way, and I can't fix that. That causes the shape to continue moving forward a little bit ...
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How to trigger an aerender command from a web page

What's the easiest way to trigger an aerender command from a web page? Using Templater, I can create renders based on google spreadsheets, but I can't find a good description of how to trigger a ...
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Waving flag in After Effects from vector

Could anyone provide some insight on how to go about animating a vector flag (such as the one pictured below) to wave in the wind. Simultaneously, how could also animate what's "printed" on the flag ...
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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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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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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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Working with Frame Rates & Slow Motion in Adobe Premiere

I'm a very new beginner to video editing, but I am trying to do the best job I can. I saw this tutorial about "slow-motion basic techniques": I learned the ...
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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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rotoscoping moving limbs

A project I am working on requires me to obscure some body parts, currently I have been using masks in premiere pro to achieve this but its a bit rough. So what I have is a video of someone running, ...
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Cropping a Video based on a motion track

I have some raw footage from a lacrosse game that I filmed and the coach told me to make a video for a collage about a player. Is there a way to crop a video relative to a motion track. I would want ...
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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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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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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 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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After Effects: Shortcut for showing all transforming properties of a layer

just wondering if there is a shortcut in after effects to reveal all transforming properties (scale, position, opacity, etc.) of a selected layer at once?
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Which graphic card to buy [closed]

I have decided to buy a new pc for short videos rendering in after effects. I dont have a big budget, it's around 1000$. This is the thing i thought to buy, but i'm not really sure about graphic ...
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How to scale a layer in pixelated fashion in After Effects?

How to scale a layer in pixelated fashion? I.e. each pixel of the image will grow to the block of pixels in the final scene without smoothing or blending (see picture below): WORKAROUND To ...
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Create middle lined mask in vector shape

I have a Illustrator vector shape (It has a shape path around it). But I need a mask line in the middle of the shape. The problem with with doing it by drawing a shape line over it is that I can't get ...
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Keying + Tracking onto Tablet/Smartphone with Green Screen Display in Adobe Premiere or After Effects

I shot a commercial and in the commercial we have people holding an ipad or iphone and the screen of the devices were green like the pics below. Now I have to overlay some UI/UX from apps and web ...
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After Effects stroke effect doesn't play

In After Effects I am trying to apply the Stroke effects to characters as described in this video: My Screen: Although as you can see even just going at the middle ...
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Trim the part of composition in After Effects along with its key frames

I want to trim a composition b/w the two Composition marker (1) and Composition marker (2): You see there are many layers with different key frames and I want to trim everything which lies in the ...
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after effects - circular trim path

I have an animated circle shape layer with trim paths applied to it and the end percent animated from 0% to 100%. But half way through the animation, the circle path seems to close itself. How can i ...
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Working with Premiere and After Effects

I am doing a video project now where one of my goals is to learn proper video editing. I will make some effects in After Effects, but will doing the cut in Premiere. I know these softwares will be a ...
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How to get a higher FPS without changing speed video through Adobe After Effects or Premiere Pro CC2014 letting the software create the missing images

I have a video that has been recorded at 7 FPS. I noticed that in the Windows properties of the video file, it is tagged as 25 FPS, and I see that the recorder has inserted each second fake frames ...
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How can I rotate in steps with After Effects?

I want to animate a representation digital counter. It is a segmented circle, and each time the counter increments it should move one step forward. My plan is to start with a graphic with all the ...
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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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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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Plugin for generating the entire audio waveform seekbar?

Is there any plugin or extension for After Effects for generating the entire audio waveform seekbar? I've heard about the audio spectrum visualizer plugins for After Effects, but I haven't heard ...
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Closed shapes with Newton 2

I'm trying to simulate water filling up a closed sphere, but I'm having trouble getting Newton to recognize that my box is empty on the inside but has borders. It only sees my box as a solid object ...
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after effects how to Zoom-in but keep same size (zooming and cropping)

I am using After Effects, i am zooming an image using two keyframes and the scale setting, but as i zoom in, the image gets bigger. I want the image to have the zoom-in but keep its assigned size. ...
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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 mirror a composition?

I have a moving solid mask composition, which forms a white line that moves vertically from the middle to the left and back. I now want to create a copy of that composition, mirror it and link the ...
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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 ...