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The selected answer already addresses your question with this specific effect, but if you run into other similar situations where you want to see your results while editing, you can either add another Comp Viewer window, or lock the one you're using. At the top-left of the comp preview, there's a small dropdown where you can choose which comp to display, ...


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Don't apply the brush tool to the solid - apply it to your photo instead. There is an option in the tool to choose whether to apply the brush over the image, or to reveal the image. When you're drawing your brush strokes, set it to apply over the image. When you're ready to animate the strokes, set it to reveal the image.


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Grab a pre-keyed smoke element from somewhere. Mask the smoke element as desired. Copy that mask onto the text or you can parent the mask as an adjustment layer. Keyframe opacity of text, linear wipe with feather in a gradient/ramp solid for the background. The "sparkling" effects are lens flares (see JJ Abrams) The curtain moving effect could be just ...


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Assuming the same thing happens in each window... Make the action that will be inside the first window in its own comp. Then duplicate the comp 19 times, and use something like the brilliant pt_shiftlayers script to stagger each of the layers half second after the previous one.


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Make the layers in the initial composition 3D layers. Then nest it in the other comp and make the layer it creates 3D, and turn on continuous rasterisation (the sun icon) for that layer. Now elements protruding beyond the edge of the nested comp will appear. This will not create any problems if your comp is 2D, but it might create problems if you're using ...


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If you're trying to make multiple bubbles rise up, you'd probably be better off designing a single bubble, then using it as a particle, inside a particle engine (AE has free particle engines like "CC particle systems" built in, but it's tricky to use). Trapcode Particular is quicker and easier, but not free. e.g. ...


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Create a mask on the layer you want to apply the effect to. In that case in the form of a circle but it can be any desired shape of course. Then apply the "Stroke" effect on the same layer and in the "Path" option of the effect you choose the circle mask you just created. The Stroke effect allows you to animate start and end point of your line individually, ...


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And as there's always at least two ways to do things in After Effects, another option to Professor Sparkles' one is to parent the layers to the one you're zooming in on. Parenting a layer means that it is connected to its child layers such that any transformation you apply to the parent affects the child (but transformations to the child do not affect the ...


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Thats simple, pre-comp what you have right now and create a camera layer. Then make you composition layer 3D. The look of you layer will not change unless you add lights or rotate the camera. Then you can pan around and zoom in your picture with the camera. Thats how you do every sort of zooming e.g. camera animation in after effects. Animating the scale of ...


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The Timecode effect (effects>text>timecode) will add a timecode, but it's measured in HH:MM:SS:FF rather than milliseconds. You could do it with an expression by adding a text layer, and applying an expression to the Source Text property. Below is an expression that returns what you want. To apply it, alt-click on the stop watch for the text layers Source ...


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I have mid 2012 Mac Pro with two E5645 Xeon's and result is 01:10 But I don't think that SilverBench is best benchmark. Guys who use Cinema 4D usually use Cinebench by Maxon. My results in Cinebench:


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Use the Form or Particular plugins made by Trapcode. It's the quickest and easiest way to do it. Make a comp with one image per frame consisting of all the small images. Make sure the comp size is small - maybe 100x100 or an appropriate aspect ratio compared to your images. In your main comp, make a text object with the text you want in large white ...


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Processing can do it, if you're not afraid of Java. There's a demonstration processing sketch that comes included with the application that does a frequency spectrum bar graph. It's relatively easy to save the output of a processing sketch to a video file. And it's free.


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Do the animation of the position and opacity of your first drop, select the keyframes and any other property I-beams you want and create the animation preset. Now create your other drops, apply the preset and then offset them using their Anchor Points rather than their positions. This won't work if you're animating their scale or rotation however, because ...


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If you need a relative position change I can only think of doing the animation in an expression. An expression can use the current value of a property as the starting point when being applied to the layer.


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I think the layer styles cause AE to render slightly differently - they don't work with every plugin for example. Have you tried precomping the text with the layer style, and doing the opacity adjustment in the outer comp? I also think it could be because the layer style you're using has a multiply function within it. Maybe try switching the display mode ...


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I think it seems like you have added layer style to the text in Photoshop. The text in the photoshop has Bevels & Emboss. From this point, you may have some other effect added on this text layer. I tried myself with same red background and same white text, here is what on my computer: Here is what it looks like in AE of 20% opacity: And here is what ...


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This can easily be achieved using a write on effect and altering the start and end point positions independently. You make a path that you want the line to follow and you then have the start point of the line animate slightly more slowly than the end point, resulting in the end slowly catching up.



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