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Adobe After Effects is a digital motion graphics and compositing software package published by Adobe Systems. It is used in post-production process of film and television production.

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Is it possible to add easing to a looping, time remapped precomp in After Effects?

I have a 1 second precomp that is a rotating wheel using LoopOut(). Using Time Remap this animates during my entire main composition which is about 20 seconds. I'd like to include an ease in so that ...
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Can you keep the edges of vector elements smooth past 100% zoom in After Effects?

I often make animations in After Effects that use vector resources made in Illustrator. Often times, I need as much accuracy as I can get, to align anchor points to the center of rotating elements ...
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AE Counter Expression (0.0M views)

I'm trying to work out a counter that simply goes like: 2.5M views At the moment I've got this expression working along with a Slider Control: var num = effect("Slider Control")("Slider") num = ...
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“stringy” polarized water effect

Scenario I saw this on a vimeo video and I want to try and recreate it. I've been using the various particle systems in after effects CC but I can't figure out how to get the particles to be "sticky" ...
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Illustrator Import to After Effects

I have an illustrator file with vector paths made up of all strokes. When imported into AE and converted to shape layers, all the strokes turn into filled shapes. I want them to stay as strokes so I ...
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Using responsive design intro/outro in the essential graphics panel with after effects template

I'd like to build a name strap using the Essential Graphics panel in Premiere. The strap needs some masking on the text to reveal it, so I (think) I need to use After Effects to mask the text. But ...
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Is there a way to mesh-warp downwards?

What I want to do is, to animate a pressing of a perfume spray top. But since mesh warp only works in X and Y axes, I cannot do it in the traditional way. So, is there a way to do that?
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After Effects: How to set Output Folder/Location for Media Encoder Rendering

Looking to setup AE so that when I export Using the Media Encoder Render Queue, it uses an "Output" folder for all of it's rendering, and temporary AE render files and folders. Right now, when I ...
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target edge of null object rather than centre

I'm a total newbie to After Effects, and I've been trying to follow this tutorial to create an animated callout: Youtube Advanced Callout The relevant bit is about 9:00 - 11:30 in the video... I've ...
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How do I add an intro to a video without having to render the entire video again?

I have some 5 minute footage that I have, I simply want to add my intro and outro to that video before putting it on YouTube, if I do that within after effects, I have to render all of that which ...
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Viewing mesh outline in After Effects

In the tutorial I am viewing online, the teacher is able to view the mesh outline without the mesh triangles by selecting the mesh in the effects list within the layer. Its unclear even from putting ...
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After Effects- 3D text on a path - Times Square News Ticker

I have a video clip of the News Ticker on Times Square. In after Effects, I want to put my own text on the ticker, conforming to the curved surface. I'm really close, but need just a little more info ...
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“Subtracting” image with clean slate on Premiere Pro/After Effects

I have a camera set up in a room. I take a picture without any foreground as a clean slate. Then, I record a video with a moving foreground while the camera stays in the same position. Is there any ...
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can I do parent other object to other object masked by mask tracker?

can I put information of mask tracker to another object's position?? or can I do parent other object to other object masked by mask tracker??
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Why does my video show wrong colors after import into after effects?

I would like to edit a video, but as I import it into AfterEffects it does not show the correct colors. VLC does show the correct colors. It's not the codec, because h264 is supported by aftereffects. ...
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How can I create an animating GIF 2D illustration in 3D?

How can I create any 2D animation to do this type of animation? What programs can I use? I have AfterEffects and Cinema4D. I am not too well-versed in these platforms. It would be great if you can ...
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Can you give a tip how to create a video with such effect?

I really like these effects and I would like to reproduce it. I would like to point that I don't know how this effect is called. Whether it is made within a camera or in post production? Here is 2 ...
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Set Matte not masking layers the same

I am trying to use a shape layer with set matte to mask off everything behind the screen, but it does not appear to be working here is a video Please help
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Mogrt not rendering properly in Premier pro

So, I created a simple information box lower third in AE. It slides in from the left (using position keyframes), the text fades in once the boxes reach their position (uses opacity keyframes on text). ...
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Collapse transformations for Cinema 4D layer

I got a Cinema 4D layer in an After Effects composition. That composition is in another composition, where I want to scale it up, since you can't scale C4D layers in AE. Now the problem with the ...
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How can i open circumference of circle as straight line in After Effects?

I would like to create an animation to open circumference of a circle as a straight line exactly. I am currently learning After Effects and i have some idea about it but i could not do it. It is ...
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How to duplicate composition and subcompositions?

I have a composition "A" with subcomposition "B". When one duplicates composition "A" to "A2", then both reference to the same subcomposition "B". I need that they reference independent ...
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Animate a Slider With Json File Import?

So let me explain, I have a json file with numbers and the duration of how long each number should be displayed which is 4 seconds. I want the slider to show the first number (which is 1,000) and then ...
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Modify the scale depending on the order of the keyframe values

I want to make a Dorkly animation ( ), that is, 8-bit puppets opening and closing their mouths. The difference I want to add is when the mouth is open the puppet get ...
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Text Animations - Range Selector Not Moving - After Effects

I am trying to animate the position of my text to create a text animation (as seen here) and I have followed these exact steps: Created a text layer Clicked "animate" and chose "position" Renamed my ...
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Transparent Footage - After Effects

I have a stock video that is transparent but when I import the footage into after effects it has a greyish/blue background (even when toggling transparency on). Is there something I need to ...
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What are the names of the video effects used in this video link

Here is the video link: Below are the time stamps 1:00-1:03 1:15 2:17-2:19 I am still quite a novice. I would like to attempt these myself, but do not know the ...
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Character animation. Linking child and parent layers in After Effects using Duik 16

I am currently attempting to animate a character using Duik 16 but I am having trouble linking some of the body parts so they stay connected. I imported an illustrator layered file into After Effects ...
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How to delete a gap in an After Effects timeline

...without having to carefully select everything after the gap, and shift it all up. All articles/videos I see only talk about trimming the timeline at the beginning or end, but I can't find ...
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Marker animation trigger from parent composition

Is it possible to trigger animation from parent comp layer? I have been trying this expression with my basic coding skills but couldn't make it work. n = comp("myparentComp").layer("myLayer").marker....
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AE: scale rounded rectangle from anchor point

I’m trying to scale a rounded rectangle from an anchor point I’ve set to the top and now want it to scale from there downwards only via keyframed rectangle path > size. But still it is scaled from the ...
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How to change After Effects frame rate so that it doesn't speed up

I recently imported a 59.94 fps mp4 file into After Effects, and due to myself wanting the edit to be smoother, I changed up the fps to 120, but it changes the video speed to a much higher rate. How ...
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after effects - motion graphics/kinetic text

Attempting to replicate this graphic. How can I replicate and be sure to have the squeezing effect as well as the subtle motion blur I plan for the graphic I'm working on have text that remains ...
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What are some Best Camera Settings for Recording for Chroma Keying and which color of cloth reflects least green color?

I am recording footage for my music video and I am using chroma keying for eliminating the green screen and changing the background of my video. I am using After Effects CC 14 video production/...
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After effects | How do I copy an image source from layer to another programatically?

My comp setup is as follows: - layer 1: image - layer 2: duplicated from layer one I'm looking for an expression or any other method (Could be a plugin recommendation) so when I change the image of ...
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After Effects: Detect if Lines are Intersecting

I have two lines (The lines are imaginary, i have two Nulls as endpoints for each line) I want a fifth Null two appear where the lines intersect. I have used this code so far: p1 = thisComp.layer("...
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Is it possible to modify a single precomp instance via scripting?

The Setup - PreComp1 -- PreCompLayer1 --- simpleRectangleLayer - Main Timeline -- layer1 --- [PreComp1] -- layer2 --- [PreComp1] Question Using only scripting is it possible to modify the inside ...
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Screenshot - what is this on my layer?

I followed a similar process of precomposing a number of layers but the last time it gave me something I hadn't seen yet and I'm trying to understand what happened. In the image you see a green bar ...
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edit after effects projects with aerender and extend script

I want to edit after effects project (.aep file) with aerender. i used this command aerenderer -project E:/AE/template.aep -comp Example -output E:/AE/video.avi to render .aep file to .avi and ...
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How to make a dolly effect?

I was watching vertigo last night which is directed by alfared hitchcock and I saw some scenes in which he used 'dolly effect' I was wondering how do you make that effect?
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How do I adjust things in 3d in after effects

I have multiple layers I now wish edit them in 3 dimensions. So I check the 3d layer attribute, but I still cant move the elements in that layer. In a youtube video (7:45) i have been following, when ...
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After Effects: Jagged edges on shape layer and white borders in general

The two white shapes are virtually the same but on different layers in picture 1. I don't know why I'm getting these jagged edges on one of them. I've already toggled 'quality and sampling' but it ...
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how to move these bottom line under scooter in after effects

I have this lines in illustrator and imported whole art as layers and i want to animate these lines like above animation.is there any other way to make things easy i had imported ai file as layers and ...
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Inverted colour on output using Adobe Media Encoder

I created an animation in AE, rendered it as a .MOV file, the video looks great, however the file size was huge and I saw that the recommended codec used to reduce file size is h.264 mp4. So i ...
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Keep fixed symbol on a source text linked expression

I have a text layer (property: Source Text) connected to a slider control, in the way that the slider goes from 0 to 40 and the text layer simply follows the same amount. Now, I want to have a fixed ...
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How to create this effect?

In most of the official screen-recorded Adobe CC tutorials, they use a [bubble kinda popping up] effect as in the screenshot below. Video link How could I recreate this effect in Adobe Premiere or ...
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How to zoom and pan a video fluidly

I have a video that I would like to zoom in/out and pan to keep my subjects centered. I tried to do this by splitting the video and cropping the individual segments, however that will be too choppy. I ...
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2000 hours to render/encode 45 minute video, what machine should I build to make this manageable?

I shot 45 minutes of stereo VR footage (6400x6400 frame size, 29.97 fps) and after adding color correction, rotation, adaptive de-noise and re-sharpen I got 2000 hours estimate to render and encode to ...
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Need a good resource for exclusively Cinema 4D Lite tutorials

Are there any good training video sets that are exclusively for Cinema 4D Lite (the version that comes for free with Adove CC 2018?) I keep finding tutorials that appear to be for C4D Lite, then ...
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After Effects Radio Waves FX Initial Size

My business partner and I are working on our company's portfolio, we decided to add some animations in order to make it more fun. We are really new to After Effects but we both learn quickly and we ...