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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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 ...
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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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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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Adobe Media Encoder CC - No output sound

After I finish my project in Adobe After Effects I export the project to Adobe Media Encoder. I choose the default setting Youtube HD 1080p 29.97. After render all the video I get no sound on the ...
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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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After Effects CC slant effect crops artwork

I'm a newbie to AE so there's probably a simple answer to this. So I've imported some art from illustrator and dropped in on the stage. I then Create shapes from vector layer. Then I apply the effect ...
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How do I animate an image based on relative position in after effects?

When I add text to an after effects project there's an "animate" triangle I can click which lets me animate the position of the text from 0.0, 0.0. This is great because if I duplicate that layer and ...
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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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After Effects: How to create a sliding waveform

I was wondering how does one create a sliding waveform in After Effects? I know how to do a static one (since there is a simple effect for it) but I have no idea how to do a progressing one that ...
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How to Overlay Text in Premiere Pro or After Effects?

I am a newbie to both Premiere Pro and After Effects. We are making exercise instructional videos and want to overlay text instructions - very much like this video: . ...
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How to get 'outer' composition's current time?

Suppose I've got 2 sequences, one named OUTER and one named INNER. Composition INNER is inside composition OUTER. INNER is shorter than OUTER and is placed in the middle of it's timeline. Inside INNER ...
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Shape dimensions in AE

It's possible to change the dimensions of a Shape in AE under Transform > Scale. But what if I want pixel values? Is it possible to change the exact pixel dimensions of a Shape w/o resorting to ...
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why does after effects export without audio?

I have made a simple 4 second long video in After Effects and exported it only to find that it had no audio. I tried changing the file type to .MOV and re-rendered it but now the file had audio but ...
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Convert sRGB color to linear Color Space

Just wondering if there is a simple and fast way to convert a specific color from my Illustrator layout file (#e3000b) to a linear Color Space. I am working in After Effects in a linear color space. ...
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Transposing keyframes or recursive keyframing in AE

I want to embed a clip inside of itself inside of itself inside of itself. I have a clip of a person using a tablet, and I want the same clip displayed on the tablet. I have tracked the motion of the ...
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How to find dimensions of a shape layer

I was curious how I can find the dimensions of a shape layer. The reason I need to know is because I need to scale a shape layer, but I want it to scale from the left, not from the middle. I know how ...
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How do I do this Text animation in Sony Vegas (..or AE)?

Sometimes, when I have a look at music videos, I see lyric texts coming up. They are shaped in a rectangle, with different sized words. An example is this, which I made quickly. What is this effect ...
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Rendered File with After Effects is very Huge

I'm trying to create a video with After Effects CC 2015. I'm really new in video creation and need to render this template project. It is 8 minutes long and 1440x1080 pixels. When I try to render it ...
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I'm trying to match a title effect, and can't work out how it's done? Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Im trying to match the title and information background from a how to video... It's the light beam background from 0:05 - 0:09 and also the animated light background ...
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Create a random number each second

In After Effects I am trying my hands at this and would like to add a random number between 45 and 55 in the upper right corner, which should change each second. If I ...
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After Effects renders with no audio

I've been using after effects cs6 to make intros in my youtube template. They always render without sound. I've been exporting them as avi files. I'm currently making one in an mpeg4 format (assuming ...