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Use a camera with a long focal length. The longer the focal length, the closer to isometric. Just back the camera far enough away to frame the shot.


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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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I think if I was going to do this quickly as a one-off, I'd cheat. I'd open the audio file in an audio editor, like Audition or Audacity, grab a screenshot, then modify that screenshot in Photoshop & AE until I got the look I wanted in After Effects. If you need a scrolling line through it as it plays, just position a line at the beginning of the ...


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You could use the particle engine CC Particle World. Set the particles to be shaded spheres, adjust the X&Y radius of the producer to fill the screen, adjust the birth rate to produce particles at the rate you need, turn off gravity and velocity. set the end size to be so big that they fill the screen. Set the Particle Transfer Mode to "black matte", ...


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If you are applying the light wipe to an image which is smaller than your full comp size, then the light wipe effect will only fill the size of the image, not the full screen. To overcome this, you could add a full screen solid behind your image, and pre comp the image and the solid. Then add the light-wipe to the comp, not the individual images. ...


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One way to do this would be to construct a matte layer out of white circles expanding as needed, then key one video layer over the other using the matte to reveal. You can animate graphic circles for the matte, as many as you like.


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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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It's an interesting idea, and I'd also like to see the results. My first thought is that it would probably look very odd. My feeling is that the eye is drawn to movement first, and detail second. For instance, if your example is a locked-off interview shot, where everything is 4K resolution, except for the interesting part - e.g. the talking head, the ...


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To extract the moving things, I'd try a difference matte. There's a tutorial on doing it in After Effects here and another one here. You'll need to somehow extract the static background, probably by averaging a few (or several) frames of it together. Then use the techniques described above to subtract out the static stuff from the moving stuff. (Maybe a ...


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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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As Professor Sparkles pointed out, After Effects can generate smoke with its particle simulation. Basically, you blur the particles and reduce their opacity and add shadowlets (apparently requires Trapcode plugin) and lighting to make them look more volumetric. Maybe you can nicely ask the makers of that video how they did it, because anything you create ...


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8 cores is nice but unnecessary. Adobe products rarely utilize all the cores unless you have multiprocessing enabling, which if you don't know: multiple frames are being rendered at the same time using different cores for each frame. But even at that I doubt you could get all 8 cores on board to do that because you need more ram dedicated to each cores ...


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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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In After Effects, make sure your Cineware effect on the Cinema4D track has the Project Settings --> Camera set to Comp Camera, as shown below: This setting means that the camera in your After Effects comp will control the viewpoint of the object, instead of any camera in your Cinema 4D project (I think C4D creates a camera by default, even though you ...



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