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If the video is meant to be played in a different orientation than its stored representation, then a rotation flag is set in the stream metadata. A compliant player uses that tag and rotates the video during playback. A tool like Mediainfo will display that data (if specified) like here: A tool like ffmpeg can reset the tag. Of course, you'll also want ...


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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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Method 1 The Last column on the right — in your pic it says растягиваться but in the English version of AE it's called Stretch — that's the one you need to modify Click on the number that says 100%. Alternatively, select the layer and from the Layer menu choose Time>Time Stretch… (I'm not sure what it is in Russian). Then you'll get a dialog that lets you ...


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To drive an animation by another layer use the pick whip or the selection list to parent it. In the following example the Camera (layer) adopts all animation properties of the Null. Note: Camera is a 3d layer in your case, make sure 3d layer toggle is enabled for the Null too.


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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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I'll assume the camera op was fooling with the exposure? You'll need to key-frame color correction or AE's Auto Color function may work for you: https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/color-correction-effects.html If you go the CC route it may help to watch the YC waveform rather than the image itself. The Color Stabilizer effect may also work for ...


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In the example given, typical motion graphics techniques are used. There are several ways to achieve this animation in After Effects. Probably the easiest way is drawing a mask shape per letter on top of the 'logo layer' and keyframe the Mask Shape property. In most cases this is fast to implement and good enough, but in order to achieve a uniform motion I'd ...


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It's because you're using Adaptive Resolution, where AE will attempt to let you scrub through quickly, by reducing the resolution it shows in the viewer. Higher powered computers will be able to show higher resolution in the viewer more quickly. There's an explanation in Adobe's help here: https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/previewing.html There ...


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To enable the audio playback, only way is to use the RAM-Preview. Press Numpad 0 or the associated |||> in the Preview Panel to start the preview rendering process: Press Numpad 0 again to stop it Press Numpad 0 twice to stop and playback the previously rendered (green) frames In terms of correct audio playback: Set the Frame Rate to the composition ...


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I don't think it's possible with repeater. You could do this with expressions and multiple duplicates of the shape however. Here's an example I came up with: And here's how I did it: Firstly make your initial shape. Now duplicate that shape (with the shape selected hit ctrl / ⌘+D). You should see this: Note that we'll be making as many copies as we ...


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If you want to do this from scratch you would need a software that has a particle simulation system. A popular tool for that is After Effects in conjunction with the plugin Particular from Red Giant. Its rather easy to use. If you want even more realistic results you probably want to go with a more sophisticated solution often found in 3D packages like 3Ds ...


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The simplest way would be: Create your flag in Illustrator Think about or simply test how many frames/steps are key for animation Draw your frames/steps on seperate Illustrator layers in to get the same position for all of it Paste your frame/path with CTRL+V on 1 solid layer every 4-20 frames by switching between After Effects and Illustrator back and ...


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So, I figured it out by myself. The problem was the anchorpoint. My images were on even pixels but the anchorpoint was odd. So the solution is to use following expressions: // Position newX = Math.round(transform.position[0]); newY = Math.round(transform.position[1]); [newX, newY] // Anchorpoint newX = Math.round(transform.anchorpoint[0]); newY = ...


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This expression is not supported for Mask Path Property, because it's a User Defined Property, see the note of the error message. Workaround Mask Path animation once Precompose your layer an with the animated mask (one time) by Selecting the Layer > Right Click > Precompose (and move all attributes in the new composition) Enable Time Remapping on your ...


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If you put a puppet pin at the point where the arms attach, then you can tie the position of the arm layer to the position of the puppet pin using an expression. This will attach the layer to the puppet pin, allowing you to move the pin and the layer it is on and have the arm follow. It's easy to do, with no knowledge of scripting really required. So say ...


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You need to animate the anchor point. This is the point towards which an image will zoom if you increase its scale. So when you zoom in to the paperwork you have to put the anchor point under the paperwork. Trouble is the anchor point is also the point at which the image is attached to the composition, so moving it will normally cause the image to move. ...


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Text control is very limited in after effects. There is no functionality in the Character Panel to achieve a strikethrough at the moment. Using Illustrator For better text control I'd suggest create your text in illustrator instead: and import the illustrator file into after effects afterwards: Note: Editing the text in illustrator is still ...


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Depends on which scripting languages your web server supports. Main requirements The language should be able to execute the application The language should provide secure access the files on the server or a network The language should provide methods to assembly file paths (e.g. relative to absolute paths) The language should provide interaction methods ...


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OK, I finally figured it out. This bug is known as "Boomerang Effect". Reason: Bezier will cause After Effects randomly mass up the path of the shape. So you can simply right click the keyframe than select "Keyframe Interpolation" from the menu, than set "Spatial Interpolation" to "Linear" instead of "Auto Bezier", it'll fix everything! These two video ...


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One possibility is to move a single object along a path (an asterisk in the example shown), using some position keyframes. Then place an adjustment layer above the object, with an Echo effect on it. Weirdly the delay in seconds needs to be a negative number, adjust to get the distance between the repeating objects that you need, then increase the ...


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The script extract you include: app.project.renderQueue.render(); function(){system.callSystem(“Open growlnotify")}; has a dodgy opening quote. “ is not the same as " - this is why you are getting the syntax error. app.project.renderQueue.render(); (function(){system.callSystem("Open growlnotify")})(); works (the (..)() calls the anonymous function). ...


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Yes, for the Quicktime output module, choose to output RGB + Alpha using PNG or Animation codec. In Media Encoder, choose Depth as 32 Bit after selecting the same codecs as above.


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File > Add to Render Queue > Output mode > Format 'Quicktime' / Channels 'RGB + Alpha' See if that works for you!


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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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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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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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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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instead of shape layer with outline use solid layer with masks to recreate the outline. that seems to work for me..


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I had the same question, also being a software engineer by trade, thinking of photoshop work. we can tell the video editing program "revert to version 2.5", edit a bit, then tell it "revert to version 7" and it is able to do that? I found that Photoshop it lets me set a named version in the history, and I think that's saved in the file...? For ...


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To update @MBrizzle answer, this functionality was added to After Effects CC 2014. There are 4 new methods: RenderQueueItem object getSetting, setSetting methods OutputModule object getSetting, setSetting methods You can find more about them at http://blogs.adobe.com/aftereffects/2014/04/new-changed-after-effects-cc-2014.html



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