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The book "The Illusion of Life" amazon link is also really good for thinking about animation timings, from a stop-motion perspective. Much of it is highly relevant to motion graphics, and it's a beautiful book. There are some scanned PDFs of it in the darker corners of the internet, but buying the book is worth it. If you're thinking more about timings of ...


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Google: RSMB (Real Smart Motion Blur) I know it is available for after effects and Sony Vegas, not sure about final cut. Note: It dramatically increases your render time, but it is definitely worth it


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You could begin by reading or watching videos about the "12 Principles of Animation", which are usually cited as a set of rules or building blocks for life-like animations and aren't in any way software-specific. Examples of videos can be found here, or here.


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There's always more than one way to do things in AE: Method1 Import the drawings as separate source files, rather than as an image sequence (in the import dialog uncheck the image sequence checkbox). Once you've got all your images imported select them all and drag them into a new composition. They will appear as a stack of layers with only the top layer ...


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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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Simplest way is to use the Stroke Effect on a solid layer with separate letters as masks. Create a new solid Write your text in Illustrator Convert it to a path Seperate all letters with the path finder or ungroup it Setup same document size as in After Effects Import your paths into after effects, pasting should also work with CTRL+V. Requirement is ...


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Maybe check the frame after it stops loading, it could be a corrupt file that causes After Effects to stop loading the rest of the files.


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This process is mostly manual, but it shouldn't take long to accomplish. I'll assume the background of your finished video is going to be a solid color, as it is in your example. Create your text. Make the "body" of each letter either transparent or matching the background color. Add a stroke (outline) around all the text. (This can be done in ...


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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 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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Motion from Apple has a setting for Motion Blur on all projects. This section of the documentation explains how to set it (in the project settings). (It's under "Motion Blur and Reflection Settings".) Once the project setting is set, you may also need to turn it on in the canvas to see it while editing. See here for information on turning it on in the ...


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Sadly, your options are really still the same as any other footage. You run the stabilizers and they will do the best they can, but if it is way too unstable, there is nothing that can be done as you don't have details of a consistent shot. Some higher end commercial software will try to rebuild what is missing, but the results are not generally very good, ...


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If you want to be able to edit your layer styles from Photoshop inside After Effects, you need to do the following: Save your photoshop project as a .PSD file. Import it into After Effects with the following options- Choose "Import Kind: Composition (retain layer sizes if you wish) Set Layer Options - Editable Layer Styles Double click on the comp ...


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I solved my problem using 1) motion tracking and 2) a good picture of an eye. With adobe after effects i managed to track the motion of the problematic iris. The result was a very precise motion path of the iris for the whole video. Great. Then i used a good picture of brown eyes (google images) from which i cropped a circular selection which had "some" ...


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If you have access to adobe premiere pro CS6+ or after effects CS5.5+. Try using the warp stabilizer effect and see how well it handles it. It would automatically attempt to stabilize the footage (and rolling shutter). This is probably the easiest thing to try first before doing manual frame by frame tracking. You can see a video by adobe giving a quick ...



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