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Footprint or breadcrumb animation

I'm after a very specific effect and I haven't found an effective way to accomplish it. Basically, I want dots to appear along a path and disappear over time. The dots should not move after they're ...
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Which software application did they use to create LHC data processing animation?

I would like to know which software application did CERN use to create the LHC data processing animation? ...
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I'm having trouble scaling strokes in After Effects

I am new to after effects and I am having trouble understanding scaling shapes. I have an initial shape ( image 1 ) that I wish to expand and animate to a wider shape ( image 2 ). But as you can see, ...
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In cartoons, what is created first - video or sounds?

In some modern cartoons the animation of face, particularly mouth, is very realistic - most of vowels are mimicked correctly and on-time by mouth movements. (Particularly I'm talking about Family Guy ...
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Whiteboard animation: how to zoom and draw a motion?

I want to make a video that will mix a whiteboard drawing animation in the style of RSA Animate videos (so speeded-up drawings) and stop-motion. I think I'm almost ready to start but I still have two ...
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What are motion graphics?

What are motion graphics? What software can I use to create them? What should someone trying to produce a video with motion graphics know?
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How can loop animations with a different start and end point in after effects?

I use normally: loopOut('cycle') expression to loop a movement. But sometimes I want to loop an animation like this: 1-3 frames -> rotation 30deg 3x loop a full rotation after looping -> add 10 ...
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After Effects - Audio Spectrum with Circles

I have a music video I'd like to make with 4 quarter-circles at each of the four corners of the screen. I would like them all to to "pop out" together (in sync) along with the music, without any audio ...
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Precise Keyframing in Final Cut Pro X

I'm wondering how I can expand the transformation line like it's possible for the compositing. Can it be done? Where can I edit the connection between two keyframes from linear to ...?
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After Effects quality drops

I am trying to make a animation. There is a 3D animation which is sharp, I need to put some layers over it with descriptions about some parts that are shown. The original video is extremly sharp, but ...
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What software is required to make a simple animation clip like this?

I'm looking to create a very simple animation video, maybe 1-2 minutes long, with a 3D logo and text just kind of floating around and some lighting effects. I want to make something similar to this: ...
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Puppet tool - how do I make the arms stay attached to the same points on the body?

Trying to make following character's body wiggle a bit, using the puppet tool: The face and arms are on separate layers as they will need to move independently. When the body moves via the puppet ...
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Relative Animation Presets

Is there any way to create an animation (a bubble for example, that rises up on the y axis and fades in from 0 to 100 opacity), that can be saved as an animation preset, then that can be added to ...
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Line animations

If you watch the above ...
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Loss of quality in after effects 3D layer

I have a 2D image layer that looks great as a 2D layer. Both .png and .eps files are (near) pixel perfect. However when I convert the layer to 3D, there is a massive loss in quality. Is there a ...
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Does animation make use of any Artificial Intelligence?

I have always wondered if the animation technology used in film-making uses AI to any extent.
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Blur whole text and then “unblur” part of it

I have a text in after effects that I wish to first blur the whole thing and then animate it so that a part of the text is clear. If I have the text Maecenas sed diam eget risus varius blandit sit ...
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How to create simple animation with transparent background?

I'd like to create basically a HUD (head up display) using simple animations. The following are three different videos: animated checkmark animated circle animated underline Each video just draws ...
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What software to use for lighting and rendering 3d animation shorts?

I am new to 3d animation. I have always wanted to make 3d animation shorts (cartoons) and have now made the plunge. Over the past few months I have learnt to model, rig and animate characters ...
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What are some software to create animated videos?

I am looking for software to create an animated video like this: ...
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How to use cloning effect if the clips are overlapping themselves?

I have tried to combine two video clips, but it feels impossible. In the first clip there's one character running around the screen. In the second clip the character is just standing (still being ...
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Is there any automated online service for making white board animation?

I want to know is there any website or software available to make white board animation as following? ...
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Simulate parenting, (or un-parent) in after effects

I have a flat layer in AE that is parented to another flat object in 3D space (both are .ai files). The trouble is when I export to Cinema 4D Lite, the motion of the parented object is not the same ...
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Superimposing 2d photoshop cartoon into video footage

I am using after effects and I want to place a drawing of a character behind a person in the video footage to make it look like the character is standing in the distance behind the person in the film. ...
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Video from still images - Zooming

I am completing a school project on distributed computing. I have been granted access to a Blue Gene super computer to run an algorithm to create static Mandelbrot set images. I have the algorithm ...
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How to make this vector animation?

I would like to make a demonstration animation like this... ...
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Determining original resolution of an upscaled digital image?

It is believed that anime is made at resolutions below 1080p. most anime are [made in 720p]. Very few anime series are produced in native 1080p. Yet if anime is sold on Blu-Ray, it is ...
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Please tell me which tool I have to use to create a video?

I want to create a video as in the link below, the effect I want to create is that of a camera moving over a collection still photos and briefly pausing on each one: Youtube Link to video - iit ...
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Name of the software used for the given animation

Which software has been used to produce the Wildebeest animated short by Bird Box Studio? It can be seen here.
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Do cartoon creators have to pay software owners?

Do they have to pay Adobe if they use Flash to animate? Do they have to give them money in production, broadcasting, or otherwise?
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What image formats to use for basic 2d animation?

In order to practice animation (and as a side project with my son) I want to create some basic 2D children animations using Adobe After Effects. The animations will have backgrounds, characters, ...
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Traditional animation techniques and 30fps software animation?

I'm putting together a very basic software to animate a few pixels frame-by-frame. I've skimmed through Richard William's Animator's Survival Kit in the past and noticed most traditional animation ...
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Can we produce true 3D holograms yet?

Do we currently have true 3d animated holograms yet? Images that we can walk around and see as 3d? I'm pretty sure we have this for still objects but I've seen plenty of videos of animated concert ...
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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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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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Can I move an imported camera track in Maya without manually changing 500+ keyframes?

I have a match-moved camera track from Nuke but it's in the wrong place in my scene/environment, is it possible to select the camera's track and manipulate it without having to manually edit the 501 ...
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How to paint on video?

Is there a specific name for this technique? so I can search for tutorials about it.
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Changing acceleration of animation path

I'm sorry if this question has been asked before but the search showed up nill for me. It could be I'm wording this wrong to be honest but I appreciate and help. Essentially I have a shape that I ...
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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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repeat crossfade in a sequence of images

I am trying to animate a series of drawings. I have 10 drawings of 10 states of an object and I would like to have a crossfade between each states and this repeated for about 2 min back and forth. I ...
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How to animate the size (width and height) of a rectangle animation in after effects?

I want to change the height of a rectangle bottom - top from 0 to 1080px starting from position -1080 to 0. How do I do that? By default the transform does not have a size. It does have a scale but ...
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Overlaying Images on top of each other so they both show

I would like to show an animation of an transparent image being overlaid on top of another image, But have both images show on the screen at the same time. The first image would be on the screen then ...
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How to make a 3D animated video from video games as realistic as possible?

I am thinking about using The Sims game or any of the similar kind to capture video and then I would use the recording to add my own audio input. My friend and I are trying to make a kind of comedy ...
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How to make this kind of animated video?

I just want to make videos like this one: ...
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AE - Randomly place ~100 layers and then move to the middle

I currently have around 100 text layers placed in the middle of my composition in After Effects. What I would like to do is randomly place this layers around the middle and then create an animation ...
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After Effects: Importing Illustrator sequence?

I have 200 layers in Illustrator CS6. I have another set of the same layers but where basic attributes (position, scale) have changed. Is there a way to import these two "states" into After Effects ...
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Simple video animation for teaching purpose

I am teacher , I am teaching web technologies and programming languages ,sometimes i need explain some technologies by some animation . here is an example https://vimeo.com/113530912 i wants know ...
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How to make video with moving text and objects? [duplicate]

I want to make a video with moving text and objects like in the youtube video link below. ...
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Choppy slide titles animation in Premiere

Look at what I mean: Youtube link Titles slide to the center all choppy, laggy, like they are skipping frames... I tried with better quality 1920 etc... but all that does is enlarge my picture which ...
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Motion 5 - Link Parameters but Trail or Lag Value by a Few Seconds

How do I link the parameters of one element to another so that they mimic each other but have there be a 1-2sec delay in the mirroring behavior? Normally I would use a link behavior to join the ...