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Apr
26
comment Blending Mode Options Missing After Effects
That looks very strange. Lights and Cameras don't have blending modes, but precomps and normal layers (even nulls and guide layers) should. Have you tried restarting AE?
Apr
26
comment After Effects: controlling slider in ExtendScript
Sounds like you need to know about Redefinery's RD_Gimme_Props script. It's a script that allows you to find the correct path for any composition element: bit.ly/1XTIzh0 There's a whole bunch of tools there for extendscript developers.
Apr
26
revised Sync several movie clips with one audio file
added 19 characters in body
Apr
16
answered How do I fit the Comp length to a layers length in after effects?
Apr
16
answered Sync several movie clips with one audio file
Apr
16
comment What software is used to add animated characters to live TV?
My guess is that this was done as a pre-recorded spot, with trump animated and added in post.
Apr
15
comment how to animate dots in sequence
You could create an animated gradient as the picture layer in the technique above to control when the dots popped on.
Apr
14
revised Automated rendering in after effects
included the important part about trapcode
Apr
13
comment Automated rendering in after effects
@HansMeiser After Effects scripts ≠ expressions. Expressions can't replace footage items, change the project or be run from the command line, but Extendscript can.
Apr
12
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Mar
5
comment Animating between mask paths in After Effects
It helps to remember that when you animate masks in AE the points always go in a straight line between where they are at one keyframe to where they are at the next.
Mar
5
comment Effects Control does not show anything
Learn the keyboard shortcuts, that makes accessing the different properties much easier. And if you want to edit the graphs the button just to the left of the playhead in your picture is the one you want to click.
Mar
5
revised After Effects, can I parent specific points on a path to a null object?
added 247 characters in body
Mar
5
reviewed Leave Open How is the default video player in Windows 10 achieving the low CPU utilization while playing FHD videos
Mar
5
reviewed Leave Open Adding a watermark with programming code on a video so that it gets activated if it does appear on a website instead of the original
Mar
5
comment Losslessly converting Microsoft DV to Quicktime DV
You can tell if it's re-wrapping by how long it takes. If it's re-wrapping it should be lightning fast, taking very little time at all. If it chugs through them it's probably transcoding.
Mar
5
comment What would be a good video editing computer?
A lot of "hollywood style" movies have been made on machines less powerfull than that. For editing you don't need a supercomputer, it's only when you start doing CGI and SFX that you really need high end specs. But you do want lots of fast storage.
Mar
5
answered After Effects, can I parent specific points on a path to a null object?
Mar
5
answered rendering video with Adobe After Effects
Mar
1
comment After effects cc render time issues
Expressions are pre-calculated I believe. So if there are heavy expressions in the comp it takes a while before it starts rendering. You could try converting all the expressions to keyframes to test whether it's the expressions. I agree with Tom: rendering to h.264 isn't the best way to go, because h.264 uses inter frame compression each frame is dependent on lots of other frames, which makes it slower to render.