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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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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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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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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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. ...
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Animating Latitude and Longitude points - how to do if? 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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adding background to a video

I have a task to shoot a speeding object. I wanted to create a scene just like the quicksilver scene in X-men Days of future past. link:
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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 ...
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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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Adobe Premiere Pro / After Effects Hard Drive Scratch Disk and Cache set up in temporary situation.

I've exhausted all options before asking for opinions in trying to figure this out, and I'm running out of time by doing all possible combinations and running benchmarks, or setting up projects to see ...
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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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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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Width and Height troubles

I am new to AE, and hope this question makes sense for you and is easy to answer. On my website I have some images in portrait format with 2085 × 2560 px. Now I will add a mp4 video file, which will ...
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Working in a linearized Color Space in After Effects causes hard gradients

I am just playing arround with the new trapcode suite in after effects working ina linearized color space for a better control over color and effects. Somehow I get really bad rendering on parts of ...
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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 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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How do I fit the Comp length to a layers length in after effects?

lets sayI have a comp in after effects with one layer. The layer appears to be longer than the actual comp. Is there any shortcut to make the comp automatically fit the length of the layer? Thanks in ...
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How to zoom .psd with vector graphics in AE without losing quality?

I'm in the process of making a little animated film, and since I don't really know how to use Illustrator, I did all my graphics in Photoshop, and now I'd like to import those into After Effects to ...
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positioning Trapcode Particular Obscuration Layer correctly

Using Trapcode Particular, I'm trying to position an obscuration layer so that half of my particles (spherical emitter) are being seen, then I rotate it around and see the other side of the sphere of ...
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How to combine different projects to create final clip in After Effects?

I am new to video editing and learning Adobe After Effects CS6. I have downloaded different templates from the web and edited them and now I want to create a final movie by combining all the clips. ...
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Select some pixels from imported movie to duplicate and stretch

In Photoshop if you want to stretch some part of an image you can use the marquee tool to select the pixels you want, use Ctrl+J to duplicate and then Ctrl+T to stretch it. I have a video recorded ...
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Imitate letters in text falling down as if under gravity AE

I have a tricky (seems to me) task: I need to make 3 layers of text lose their shape and fall down to the bottom of the screen like a heavy mass of letters, so that in the end all the letters lay ...
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What happens if we put 10bpc video in 8bpc composition?

What information are lost if we put a 10-bit video in an 8bpc composition in After Effects? I'm looking for a technical explanation. Because at least they look same to naked eyes.
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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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After Effects Not Rendering Transparency (Quicktime Movie)

I have a comp that I made that is a write-on effect. I have selected the alpha channel toggle so in my view, I see the checkered background. When I queue to render, I select lossless + alpha (I've ...
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After Effects - Shape layer obscures graphics layer unless positioned at bottom

I am following an AE tutorial. As part of its exercise files, the tutorial provides an .ai file that has two layers: a rocket and a black background. The .ai file is then imported into AE as a ...
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Is it possible to “Blur a Transparent Background” in Adobe After Effects?

I am a beginner to Adobe After Effects and Sony Vegas Pro, so forgive me for a lack of a better term. I am trying to create an Adobe After Effects composition. I want the composition to be ...
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Layer dimensions in after effects

How can I find the dimensions in pixels of a layer in adobe after effects.
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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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Software to capture high quality screen-casts

I want to record video tutorials but I can't get the program to capture my screen with high quality, and not just that, when I try to edit it in After Effects scaling and positioning the fonts and ...
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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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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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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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After Effects Crashes When Exporting To Media Encoder

When I try to add my work to media encoder queue it used to give me an error about missing plugin. I found a video online that said to make a symlink from default location to where I have it ...
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Trying to reproduce a slow shutter speed effect using a gopro

Is there a way in post to simulate the effect of a slow shutterspeed shot that leaves trails behind bright things in the shot that are moving. I was thinking if I recorded something at a high frame ...
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Dot matrix with depth cloud transition effect

Could someone point me in the right direction to reproducing this effect which takes an illustration, breaks it into circles of color similar to what an inkjet printer would do, and randomizes depth ...
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After Effects: controlling slider in ExtendScript

I'm newbie in After Effects. I've learned how to control slider from expressions. Now I need to get value of slider in script (jsx/extendscript). How can I achieve that? I've tried (in *.jsx): var a ...
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Blending Mode Options Missing After Effects

I'm trying to change my blending mode on After Effects CC 2015, but I have no options on certain layers. Only 2 of my layers have options to change the blending mode. How do I change it so all of my ...
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Puppet Tool Distort in 3D (Z Axis)

In After Effects, I'm looking distort an image using the Puppet Pin tool along the Z-Axis, in 3D space but it looks like the Puppet Pin tool only works in 2D, and cannot move points in 3D Space. Is ...
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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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Reveal entire layer in after effects with mask partial overlap

I'm looking for a way to reveal my entire layer when a portion of my mask covers the layer. I have a composition with multiple individual layers, that I want to reveal with a set matte. However lets ...
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After Effects Mask is cropping down resolution

I have two videos, from one I create a mask. In preview I have output fine. Preview: In RAM preview and render queue, output is weird: I am a beginner ,using After Effects CS6 trial. I have ...
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Weird glitches in After Effects render

was wondering if any of you knew how to fix this issue. When I render my comp in After Effects, I see these weird glitches in the render (like black triangular spots of missing video). I have ...
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Automated rendering in after effects

I have a project with a temporary audio file. I use Soundkeys from Trapcode to create a visualizer. I need to render the project automatically and change the audio file to some other file every time, ...
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Adobe After Effects -> Adobe Media Encoder: No Audio on export

My After Effects project has three layers. All are set to equal the duration of the mp3: When I preview the work area in After Effects, everything works fine, audio and video. When I render that ...
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Grid plugin / script - name escapes me

I used to have a great free plugin or script for automatically laying objects out on a specified grid in After Effects... For example, I want to place 18 squares on a 3 x 6 grid of a specified size. ...
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Quicktime rendering issue

I am trying to export my composition from AE CC but when I hit 'Render' nothing happens. In status is says 'Rendering' but this is not the case and the cursor looks like it's working but nothing is ...
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How can I remove the timer of the preview screen?

How can I remove timer from the lower center of the preview screen (circled in red) of adobe after effects?
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How to fix a video screen recorder with 10fps

Video is looking like this with bs player, after effects, windows media player I have captured a photoshop tutorial about 45 min with camptasia screen recorder with settings fps: 10, compressor: ...