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answered Parenting a null causes unexpected results
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answered How Do I create this liquid like animation?
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answered After Effects: How to create a sliding waveform
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Feb
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answered How to get 'outer' composition's current time?
Feb
4
comment How to get 'outer' composition's current time?
nah, that doesn't work. The time property seems to belon to layers, not to comps. Weird.
Feb
4
comment Unable to hardcode subtitles in FFmpeg on Mac to mov
Can I suggest TextWrangler for editing these kinds of files on the Mac to avoid that kind of nastiness.
Feb
4
comment How to get 'outer' composition's current time?
What happens if you change the expression on the Inner text layer to comp("outer").time?
Feb
4
answered How can I efficiently convert MOV / MPEG-4 files for long term storage?
Feb
2
comment Which file type to choose for editing, rendering and broadcasting
If you're preparing them for broadcast contact the TV stations and ask for their technical requirements. Otherwise you run the risk of them being rejected.
Feb
2
comment Quality difference between source and timeline render
Note that the timeline render isn't necessarily the final result. How you set the export settings determines the quality of the final output.
Feb
2
revised After Effects distance between two points
added 60 characters in body
Jan
29
comment 3D images on a video using Premiere
Have you looked at the title tool in Premiere? It can do gradients and drop shadows etc. like your examples.
Jan
27
comment What do the colors in the timeline render bar in After Effects signfify
Yep yellow and red are Premiere. They signify footage that needs rendering that can and that can't be done in real time respectively.
Jan
22
revised How can I link a mask path to a track null?
added 1 character in body
Jan
22
answered Fast way to add titles to music videos
Jan
22
answered How can I link a mask path to a track null?
Jan
22
reviewed Leave Open After Effects video very choppy, in all movie creators
Jan
22
reviewed Close What software is used in Hollywood for special effects and video editing
Jan
22
comment What software is used in Hollywood for special effects and video editing
Your question is being downvoted because it is too broad. When you say you want to "make some visual special effects" what do you mean? There are so many visual special effects and so many different programs to produce them that there's no way anyone can answer with any sort of completeness. BTW "your feelings" about AE are way off, it is used all the time in film production.