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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Copying Effects from Photoshop to After Effects

I was wondering if it was possible to copy effects settings from photoshop to after effects? Let's say I have a simple effect like "Levels" and I want to have the exact same values for the effect in ...
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After Effects: How do I achieve collapsing transform using nested CC Cylinder Effect?

I am just preparing for a new project where I am going to need a lot of cylinder-shapish layers reacting to my 3d moving camera. In order to have eveerything organised I am using precomps to nest ...
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After effects MP4 render problem

On after effects I have been having a problem with rendering as when i try to render a video with a regular 3.2 PAR (Pixel aspect ratio) after effects resizes it from MP4's 1920x1080 to 720x1080 and ...
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Will adding more RAM to my system speed up rendering?

When I render any AE composition, through AE or Media Encoder it seems to take a long time. I want to increase my render times. I have noticed that my CPU usage seems to fluctuate consistantly where ...
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How to render own view instead of Active camera in after effects

How can I render my own View Eigene Ansicht 1 instead of the Active Camera Aktive Kamera in Adobe After Effects? Take a look at the picture to understand my question. My problem is, if I render my ...
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After Effects - Element 3D: Text arranged in a circle/ring form

I need to dispose some letters extruded with Element 3D plug-in in After Effects Like in this fast example: http://gyazo.com/64767e7c198b8763ac9225eda1b788ad I'm going crazy! Thank you in advance!
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After Effects : shortcut for next keyframe on current layer?

I know about the J and K shortcuts for the previous/next (visible) keyframe on the timeline. I was wondering if there was something similar to reach the previous/next keyframe on the current layer. ...
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Can individual tracking points be edited in After Effects?

I solved a rather long scene in After Effects for camera tracking. Later, I realized that the tracking point I chose "jumped" out of its stable position for a split second. This only became apparent ...
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After Effects CS6 Problem

I try to render with After Effects CS6. I have a weird problem. Here render result: Sometimes, it's show some old frames as you see in video. Here normal video (...
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What do the colors in the timeline render bar in After Effects signfify

I have searched the web and PDF manual for clarification on what the colors signify on the render bar over the timeline in after effects but for some reason I cant find a resource covering them all. ...
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Morph between 100 portraits

I`m looking for a workflow to morph between 100 portrait photos without animating every single transition in After Effects. Are there any tools to achieve this automaticly ?
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After Effects distance between two points

I have written an expression to get the distance between two points, but it does not work and I haven't a clue why. It's pretty simple: function findDistance(xa, xb, ya, yb) { return Math.sqrt( (...
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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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Loop count in video clip settings, how to apply changes to composition?

I created a grid of about 50 videos. I want them all to loop so I changed the loop count of the videos via Interpret Footage > Main... > Loop. The changes show up in the timeline, but they are ...
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Can an expression parse a text file or the expression of another property in After Effects?

I am going to have tons of layers use the same expression, but I need to be able to edit the expression later without having to edit it for every layer. I also can't simply have each layer's property ...
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Tracking in After Effects

After tracking camera and clicking on one of the tracker points, I added "null and camera" then I attached a picture to it. So I want the picture to be steady in a place when I move my recording ...
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Is there a way of removing grain from a cgi animation in after effects? (not the video kind.)

I have a blender animation fully rendered and imported into after effects and I want to try to remove as much noise and grain as much as possible. However the type of noise that will be presented may ...
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Reduce render file size in After Effects

I am making a simple travel map, like the one in the Indiana Jones movies. I followed this tutorial: (German) When I want to save it as a video (render it), the ...
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changing this code to check for a collision from a specific layer

I got this code from motionscript and I would like to change it to check a specific layer instead of all the layers for a collision. Maybe within the function checklayers() and then there's the if ...
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How to automatically pull text out of a video

I am currently experimenting with after effects and premiere to see what sort of strange things they might be capable of and was hoping someone had some insight on an Idea I had. In this situation I ...
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Physics and Chemistry Animations in After Effects

Are there any plugins/physics simulation engines other than Newton that will be useful for creating Physics and Chemistry content in After Effects?? For example, if I have a requirement to create the ...
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Motion design liquid simulations?

Are there any free liquid simulation programs that can export to After Effects (through any built in setting or Element 3D), or any free 3rd party plug-ins for After Effects to do the same thing? An ...
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Export Composition Background in After Effects

I made a lower third for someone else. Of course it needs an alpha channel, but rendering RGB+Alpha results in humongous filesizes. Now I was wondering if you can export the whole thing using a chroma ...
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After effects sound delay

I have been having this issue for a while and I can not solve this problem no matter where I look for it.. I am trying to edit the video (game recordings or just a simple phone recorded videos). ...
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Reference Request: Camera Movements

In order to produce a new logo revealing animation I was just searching the web for useful reference pages dealing with advanced camera movements. By "Camera movements" I don't mean the basic tilting, ...
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Photoshop animation dropping frames at 12fps or as image sequence

I have been kind of tearing my hair out trying to figure this out. I have a frame animation with 30 frames. I tried exporting it as a video set to 12fps. For some reason, what should be 2.5 seconds (...
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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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Merge Shape paths from Illustrator file to 1, to then transition the merged path with others

I have multiple Illustrator files of country shapes. I would like to make an animation where one shape layer changes its path into country A, then into country B and so on. When I bring the ...
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How do I recreate this bouncy effect?

I was wondering how this 'bouncy' effect is done when the computer comes up. Is it with keyframes or an expression? Has it a specific name? I have searched for bouncy effect tutorials but couldn't ...
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Hearthstone-style graphics with After Effects

I'd like to make some graphics like Hearthstone with After Effects. But I'm having trouble finding the right technique to simulate that look. After some research, I found the way that the Blizzard ...
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How to import 3D object to adobe without element 3D

I've been trying to import 3D object into adobe after effects. I have element 3D installed but it requests a licence file. And it tells me that my licence file is 'invalid'. Is there any other plug-...
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Extend duration of imported static layers in After Effects

I have imported a layered Photoshop file into After Effects as a layered comp with several .psd "footage" layers. I've created and edited the comps within the 20s main comp with animations and ...
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“Video Filter missing” in Adobe Premiere

Adobe Premiere 5.5 OSX I have a project I've been working on for a while, which has become huge It has some Adobe After Effects embedded segments in it, as "Dynamic Links." At some point I had a ...
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What softwares are used to make movies like hollywood's? [closed]

I'm just new in video production and finds After Effects And Premiere Pro as the best besides Vegas Pro, Final Cut Pro and Hitfilm. Thinking on hollywood movies with accurate special effects, Did they ...
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Understanding / troubleshooting After Effects crash

I have been struggling to export a project. The project was edited in Premiere Pro CS6, color graded and stabilized in After Effects CS6 and I usually export straight from AE, but it kept crashing at ...
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After effects Timeline display: frames into milliseconds

I'd like to change frames into milliseconds in the timeline. Right one, it displays seconds, and frames in between. But since, I have to work on a music video, i'd like it to be milliseconds ...
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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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After Effects Multiple instances hangs when rendering using PHP and Command Line

I am trying to render video from Adobe After Effects using PHP through command line. When i try to render video from After effects render Queue, i can see in Task Manager that all CPU cores are using. ...
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How do I achieve a “throbbing light” effect in After Effects?

I've seen this effect in a lot of lyric video, particularly when the music is quite intense. Please see these videos for references: ...
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Replace image in a template created on After Effects

I've created an intro template on After Effects that has some text and the animation of a masked image. If I import this aep template to Premiere Pro, I can easily replace the text, however I can't ...
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How can I generate a full waveform from my audio file in After Effects?

There is an effect in After Effects which generates audio waves and spectrums from audio tracks. What I get is the form for a given second. How can I get the full waveform on a single frame ?
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Animating Latitude and Longitude points - how to do it? What tools?

This is my first go at asking a video production related question... I have a programming / data science background. I have about 30,000 spatial co-ordinates (i.e x , y coordinates) These have come ...
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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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Footage becomes much more shorter when framerate is being changed by a small value

I have this problem right here with After Effects. I use ShadowPlay, which records with a changing framerate variable, which is only disadvantage. So, I record BF4 and the outcome has the framerate ...
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Does some macro exist for creating this text effect?

I'm referring to this video (top right). How can I create a similar video / text effect. Indeed I can give expressions of the damped oscillator and tweak it for a long time until I get a good effect, ...
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Source video has 1GB and the final version has 3GB or more

I've created a small intro animation for my videos on After Effects and created a project on Premiere, than joined the animation and the video from a webseminar. The webseminar file has 1GB and the ...
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How to create a loop with fractal noise in AE , (offset turbulence )?

I'm trying to create a loop for footage (fog), however could only create through loop "evolution options," looked tutorials on the internet, but none teaches how to create a loop using the "offset ...
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Best softwares for heavy pan/zoom editing?

I use to do a lot of pan/zoom editing with Sony Vegas Pro. Now that I read that Sony plans to discontinue Vegas (they said it will remain supported but there will never be a new version again), I am ...
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Difference Blending Option

I saw this cool effect that blends bubbles into each other, and the space that they are overlapping is transparent. How can I achieve this effect in after effects?
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Automated rendering of After Effects or similar

Initially posted on graphicdesign.stackexchange.com: I'm looking for a way to integrate animations into our existing product. The animations would essentially be 30 second commercials containing some ...