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Looks like Adobe have come to the party on this one. A new update as of After Effects CC 2014.2 (13.2) has a sourceRectAtTime() method that does exactly what I'm wanting. To quote their blurb: You can now read the rectangle bounds of a layer’s content, including the corrected bounds of a text layer, for any time in a composition. The ...


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Might be an issue with the smart rendering option available for MXF in Premiere/AME. Try disabling that. http://blogs.adobe.com/kevinmonahan/2012/10/11/smart-rendering-in-premiere-pro-cs6-6-0-1-and-later/ If that doesn't work. Render an intermediate and re-import and encode that to MXF. Though keep in mind that MXF is just a container, you have different ...


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If what you want to have as an end result is a flag texture inside a non-standard shape, can I suggest instead that you import the flag texture, and use a matte to change its shape? If you've already created a shape that you want to use, you could convert it into your matte by adding a key frame to the matte's path control, adding a keyframe to the shape, ...


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If you want to link certain properties through several composition you can only do this with expressions. They are really not difficult though and its a matter of 1-2 lines. F.e. to get the position of a layer in a different composition you can do this: comp("Comp Name").layer("Layer Name").transform.position Just alt click the position stop watch of the ...


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It's possible to screen record on macs for free using the program quick time. All you need to do is select File -> New Screen Recording and then you're good. You can use this with any normal full screen visualizer of your choice.


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Why not just start with a full screen square and simply position it off the bottom of the frame. You can then simply animate it moving up. Even if you have something on the square, it will generally look better to slide in than stretch in. If there isn't anything on the square, it will look the same either sliding or stretching in if I understand your ...


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If you're working in an HD comp (1920x1080), and create a rectangle that fills the screen,then a horizontal scale of 100% equates to 1920, and a vertical scale equates to 1080. I think you might be having a problem with your anchor points. If you want to scale from one corner of a rectangle, then you need to move the shape's anchor point to a corner before ...


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First it's important to know which version of After Effects you use. It might be different from one version to another. But in general all parameters of an element can be changed over time. If when you select an element there is a small stop-clock you can select to change this parameter for different positions in your timeline. When you activate the ...


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To automate things like that you will have to write a script for After Effects. This isn't all that hard, it just requires a bit of programming knowledge. You can see them as more powerful type of expressions that can actually control the whole program not just your comp, so you can mage changes to your layer based on certain other aspects. For example you ...


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There are cameras/apps that can overlay an image over the live viewer. You align yourself as perfect as possible to your old position and continue your movement. You don't necessarily need to stay still while someone dresses you with new props, the way kaljack describes it also doesn't work with scene changes. Its all a matter of making the right cut and ...


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Alternately, you can green-screen what the actor is interacting with and shoot as one continuous action of the actor or you can green screen the actor in to the rest of the shot. Either option requires careful coordination and work, but it is another option in addition to the stop action approach that kaljack mentions.


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Very easy to do, well theoretically. On cut actor freezes his body, friends places the prop - in this instance the cat, on action the actor continues his movement. The quicker and non intrusive the introduction of the prop, the less movement the actor will have and the more seamless the cut will look. The main thing to remember here is to be prepared to ...


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I hope there is a better answer, but my similar case is making lower thirds where I have to change out the name. In that case, I have a static composition with the title that I use as a source in other compositions. I then create a text layer for each name, hide all but one, click through to the final render comp (using the parent/child links) and start a ...


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You get the scale of the layer in the Transform property menu as seen below. The scale is in relation to the comp width and height if its solid or adjustment layer, for imported footage its in relation to the source width and height. To get pixel values you just do a little math: (Comp or Footage width|height/100)*Scale = pixel dimension of layer When it ...


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After Effects has a seperate executable for the render engine. Have a look at this article from Adobe for some usage examples and an overview of the commands. http://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/automated-rendering-network-rendering.html aerender -project c:\projects\project_1.aep -comp "Composition_1" -output c :\output\project_1\project_1.avi As ...



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