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Parenting a null causes unexpected results

I've built an arrow that is controlled by two nulls - one at the start point and one at the end point. Using some trigonometry in some expressions, it works. When I move the nulls, the arrow resizes ...
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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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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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Evolving lines with mirror effect

I would like to create evolving lines similar to those in this sequence (starting at 0:28): I know how to reveal lines, but I struggle to make the line moving so ...
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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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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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Centered motion tracking with Mocha AE/Pro and After Effects?

I haven't been able to figure out yet how I get stabilized footage from mocha Pro to After Effects. I start a new project, import my footage and am able within mocha Pro to get a nice motion tracking ...
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Set variables on imported comp?

Using After Effects CS6, I'd like to import one project (ProjA) into another project (ProjB). Let's say that ProjA has some text that I want to customize from ProjB. I'd like to be able to import ...
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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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export a video from Blender with alpha channel

I have a problem exporting a video from Blender (Cycles Render) with Alpha Channel. Generally it's a scene with sailplane flying about a camera positioned near to the floor. In addition to this it is ...
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Selecting a Layer and Keyframes without using Marquee Tool in AE

If I have a layer with some keyframes like this: When I click on it, it highlights just the layer, obviously. My question is, how can I select the keyframes under it WITHOUT using the Marquee Tool: ...
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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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Overlapping shapes pixelated in final export

I have some issues with Adobe AE, in rendered video (on monitor inside AE it's ok). In the composition I have one shape overlapping the other one. However, the edge of the shape on top is pixelated. ...
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Imported sequence from Premiere Pro CS6 missing shots once in AE CS6

I am importing a sequence from Premiere Pro into After Effects (by clicking on Import -> Premiere Pro), but there's a very annoying gap in A.E. where shots haven't been imported. Here's the Premiere ...
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No Audio in RAM Preview on a 60fps Composition

I encountered a bizarre problem with Adobe After Effects CC 2015: whenever I try to reproduce a RAM preview of my composition, I can't hear audio and this problem occurs only with composition set up ...
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Overshoot expression: Consider variable text width

I have a lower third which resizes to the length of text. Now I want to make a overshoot effect. But.. I have no idea where to put the length of the text into the expression. This is expression ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to preserve new audio when importing Premiere projects into After Effects?

I am working on a project in Adobe Premiere consisting of many small clips. For some of the clips I replaced the audio by unlinking the original videoclip from the original audioclip, cutting the ...
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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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Animations templates and resources

I would like to create a small video including the animation for the text layers and icons ... something like this video : I know that we can do this using Adobe ...
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Making a layer adhere to a path's dimensions

Is there a way in After Effects (with expressions or otherwise) to take the dimensions of a path and dynamically apply them to another layer? Additionally, would this work if the layer I want to apply ...
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Change the coordinate system in After Effects

I'm recreating a Sketch composition in AE. To ease the process I would like to change the position of 0,0 from the center of the comp to bottom left. That would make it possible for me to translate ...
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“The Photoshop Library operation failed ” when AE CS4 file was opened in AE CC 2015

I used to use AE CS6 to do my work, today I tried to open my project in Afrer Effects CC 2015 , it showed "The Photoshop Library operation failed " then I clicked "OK" for several times,it kept ...
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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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Trapcode TAO is doing weird things

my boss just bought the trapcode suite on black friday and now I want to play arround with it and get into it. I followed this tutorial and tried to recreate the part at 9:18 Watch on Youtube This ...
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what softwares and techniques can be used to make videos similar to ByJu videos

ByJu Sample Video : How can we make videos similar to ByJu classes videos ? I am guessing they used adobe after effects, but how can we achieve the precision in ...
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Color Correction: What is the best way to fix this overbrighten Image?

As you can see the image has a very overbrighten area. How do I fix this usign Color Finesse Plugin for After Effects ?
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Adobe media encoder encoding slow

Help, I have setup Adobe media encoder and After effects for cuda. My project is only 3,5 min long and my rendering time is about 2,5 hours. I have resized all my footage to match my resolution ...
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AfterEffects Gradient Along Path

I'm trying to animate a worm-like shape from a coiled position to a more loose position in After Effects. I figured out how to make the vector line in After Effects and get it to do what I want, but ...
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How to stabilize video with points? After Effects CS6

I have problem with one of my shots. I don't know how to "stabilize" video with four points. Link here In this GIF I tracked four points. How can I make them fixed? I'm using After Effects CS6
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Cannot Grab Graph Editor Handles Intermittently in After Effects

On my desktop version of After Effects (not Laptop) I can only sometimes grab handles and béziers—clicking and dragging sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. Usually I keep trying until something ...
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Old layer shows up when playing the timeline without video

A while ago I made a short test animation. It was a red circle on a white background. Every time I create a new project or composition, there is always a picture of that red circle. The only time it ...
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Stroke animation on multiple paths

I am trying to animate a stroke effect in After Effects on a large number of paths imported from Illustrator (in my case a vector graphic world map). When I convert the illustrator file to shapes, the ...
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In affter effect cs 6, I don't know why i cannot use mask with effects

I try to edit a video clip, like a steady cam and slow motion, using a mask and Time Warp in after effect. But, whenever i select any effect in Effect menu of a menu bar, the mask is not working. ...
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Sharpen text while zoomin/scaling

I need help with sharpening text while zoomin/scaling camera. It gets very ugly. Or maybe you can tell me how to zoom camera with null object so the text remain sharp as it should? Latest version of ...
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CUDA video card

I am new to After Effects. Just did my first real project - lots of fun. I am not that happy with my encoding output quality. Is it true that having a CUDA video card - i.e. rendering in hardware - ...
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No change to mask when parent's source text size changes

I have two mask layers, each whose 'Parent' is a type layer. When I change the Scale of the type layer, the mask layer adjusts its size proportionately, but when I change the size of the type using ...
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After Effects: Apply motion tracking to a scaled layer

After effects 10.5 (CS 5.5) I have two clips a layer with a smoke wisp curling up, much bigger than it will appear a layer with some slightly shaky footage of a broken machine just sitting there ...
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Corrupt canvas alpha in new AE project

The ghost of projects past has come back to haunt me. Who am I gonna call?? I had a very large project encounter some strange artifacts this week, and I thought it was isolated to that project/file. ...
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Recreating suicide squad logo animation (URGENT)

I would like to recreate the effect that's on the logo of Suicide Squad. (https://youtu.be/CmRih_VtVAs?t=2m16s around 2:15) Can anyone help me? THANKS!