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Hate to spoil all your good work, but it's a lot easier to use the built in length() function: length(pointa, pointb) e.g. length(thisComp.layer(1).position, thisComp.layer(2).position) or length([682, 617], [310, 342]); length(thisComp.layer("foo").anchorPoint, [310, 342]); length([123,456,789], [10,9,8]); //works in 3D too. It's in vector math ...


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Those paint splats are often done with stock footage or filmed footage. Get a black or green surface, throw some paint at it and film it. Bring it in to AE and extract the alpha from the luma or with chroma-key and then re-colour the paint however you like using your colour correction tools of choice. To make liquid effects in AE without footage, here's the ...


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You can do this with ffmpeg using either the concat filter or the concat demuxer. Which one to use depends whether or not your inputs have the same parameters or not. If they do not, you may have to perform additional filtering to make everything suitable to be concatenated properly. Example: concat filter For inputs that vary in frame rate, width, and ...


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Simple. Get the waveform of your audio file (You could screenshot the audio file in a sound editor to do this). Animate it moving sideways. Less simple: Bring the audio into your comp. Right click the audio layer and chose Animation Assistant>Convert audio to keyframes Now use the keyframes to drive the scale, rotation, position etc of some elements of ...


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I figured it out. The syntax and/or order of operation could not handle squaring two numbers before adding them, so I added parenthesis to isolate each number and square them BEFORE adding them together. function findDistance(xa, xb, ya, yb) { return Math.sqrt( ((xa - xb)^2) + ((ya - yb)^2) ); } findDistance(682, 617, 310, 342);


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In After Effects CC, masks can be made into tracking masks. Right click the mask and you should see a context menu with Tracking Mask. Select it and the mask can be tracked to the video it is applied to. The Adobe page about it is here. This will track the video but the mask will be a rigid shape. If you want the points inside the mask to track individual ...


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Go with After Effects, it's a tool that will most likely stick around. If necessary you can also take advantage of the more advanced tracking an compositing features. If you end up editing in Premiere (which pretty much is the best option if you don't want to dive into Avid) the integration between AE and Pr is crazy useful. I find myself even making titles ...


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I was able to produce it by doing the following: Convert the video to monochrome by turning the saturation down Apply Levels and bring the output black point up to around 30% Put an orange color solid over it and set the opacity to 50% Set the blend mode to "Normal," "Overlay," or "Hard Light" You can experiment with the black point and blend modes to ...


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I think the problem there is that the expression is using the position value for the null. As you know when you parent a layer to another layer its position becomes relative to its parent. So if for example you have a null at [960,540] and you parent it to a layer whose position is also [960,540] the null's position now becomes [0,0]. This means that any ...


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If you change the inner text layer's source text to this it will work: thisCompLayer = comp("outer").layer(thisComp.name); thisCompLayer.time + thisCompLayer.startTime You just offset the time to cope with the later start time. Looks like when AE calculates values from another composition it just calculates them for the current comp's time. It makes ...


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Premiere Pro have more basic text tools, but it is easier to work with. Also, it is better for long files. After Effects allows you to manipulate with your text in much more various ways. You can use there more different text effects. But it is also more complicated. So, it is up to you to decide. If you are looking for something basic, use Premiere. If ...


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There are many ways to do this; Three built in effects that do it for you, each with differing levels of control... CC Toner Tritone Tint just colour pick the shades of orange you want.


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Unfortunately I couldn't find it in Adobe Encoder preferences - there is no such settings, and by default it loads 30fps sequence. You can change the default in Media Encoder by going to the Preferences/Media and then change "Indeterminate Media Timebase"



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