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Motion trail for a layer as it moves

I'm trying to recreate the effect of an error window that duplicates itself as it's dragged along, similar to this: I would like the layer to leave a trace/a copy of itself as I move it around (via ...
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Adobe Encoder fps and duration doesn't match

I have After Effects project file 25 fps, 29 seconds duration long. After exporting i get 725 png files - looks normal so far. But then i merge it to mp4 using Adobe Encoder, I get total 24 seconds ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 mimic color profile in After Effects?

Let's get this out in the open...yes, I am editing a picture with After Effects, it's just easier for me. Anyway, I kind of did something stupid... I took a photo with my band friends a year ago and ...
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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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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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is it possible to composite two video with different zoom speed

I wanted to composite the video with two different zoom speed. One video is matted video and one is background with zoom shot. So if it is possible ..can anyone help me how to do this.