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Your resolution is on a third But most importantly, your video is 720 x 480 resolution but on a 1920 x 1080 timeline (so it seems), so you are scaling it to fit (you can't make up for a lack of resolution but upscaling your footage). To get the right comp size, you can: Drag your video file onto the little film icon to the immediate left of the 8 bpc ...


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As Alex suggested, precomping is the answer to your question. There is no other way to have two separate compositions within one composition. Precomping is a normal part of the After Effects workflow, and is in fact necessary for many effects to work properly with nested elements. It need not be messy – just organize your project well and label everything ...


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I can't reproduce your issue on my end, but I can offer an alternative method. Another way to create the circle example you've provided is to use a Radial Wipe effect on the shape layer: Effect > Transition > Radial Wipe Just animate transition completion from 0 to 100 percent. If your shape layer is moving, you may also need to pickwhip expression ...


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I found it through the Layers Panel. There was a Puppet Pin modifier. I have no idea WHY the Puppet Pin caused this to occur but removing it solved my issue.


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In Photoshop (or Illustrator), in a new layer above the vector shape, create a solid shape of the mask you want (with rounded corners). Export that layer alone as an image and import into AE. Use auto-trace to create a mask from it. See https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/creating-shapes-masks.html#create_a_mask_from_channel_values_with_auto_trace


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With these kinds of things, I suggest not even using a green screen in the first place, especially one that is in an app and casts a green glow on the actors hands or body and picks up on reflections. Its much easier to have, instead, either a green piece of paper (which honestly will not really work in daylight in terms of the key but will at least give you ...


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Trackers never hurt and there's almost no reason not to use them, but there's no substitute for pre-production and field testing. The only failure is failure to plan. Ideally your markers would be high contrast, however you can place darker green markers on a green screen which can be entirely keyed out if the artist doesn't need them, but will still be ...


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I will say this. Most people who use 4:3 footage in a 16:9 project will only scale up until the clip is even with the top and bottom of the screen. The sides will maintain an even distance from either side of the 16:9 frame. The blank sides will usually be filled in with another layer of video. This background layer will sometimes be graphics and information ...


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When you press space bar, After Effects tries to playback the composition out of the current playhead position instantly. Theoretically the playback depends on your machine, but an instant playback of a composition (in real time) is a very computing-intensive process and with conventional computers not possible at the moment. This also is the simple reason ...


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Think about what you're asking. When you did the horse you used a luma key to isolate just the horse. If the horse was running through trees or down a racetrack what would you want to happen to the trees and other stuff in the background? Would they go over the horse from the layer underneath? If so, how are you going to see the layer underneath? There's no ...


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I'm not sure I get exactly what you're asking, but if you're looking for a sort of stroboscopic motion effect, you can set up multiple layers, say 4 or 5, containing the same clip but offset in time by one or more frames. Then set the transparency of each (level of dissolve) in ratio to the number of layers (4 layers, each 25%, 5 layers each 20% etc). ...


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This should be a quick fix: Unselect the "end" keyframe selection. Only use either, the "start" or the "end", don't use both simultaneously. The "Start" keyframe with 0% opacity should end with another "start" keyframe with 100% opacity.


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It looks like you're changing both the Start and End of the Stroke effect. If you want the text to write on completely, you need to use just one or the other. Which one you use will determine the direction the Stroke is animated in. The effect will have to be activated and set to "Reveal Original Image" in order to see the animation demonstrated in the ...



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