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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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How can I apply this effect to my video?

How can I apply this effect to my video? Is it done with after effect? Is there any special tutorial available on the youtube? https://we.tl/t-Zt2WRmLn4k
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Can I swap out compositions, or control a composition's layer visibility via the timeline?

Is there anyway to swap a composition with another via the timeline, so the new one still has all the same properties as the old one? (rather than just putting them on separate layers and ending one ...
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How to do an infinity symbol animation in AfterEffects - like the move Her?

I'm trying to match this AI animation from Her - where the infinity symbol seems to be twirling / oscillating, to then become a circle. The closest I can find is this, ...
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Loading large videos in After Effects takes ages the first time. Any way to improve it?

They are really big videos, of several gigabytes, with 100-150mbps bitrate. These files load and play normally with any player. I don't think they are hard to decode, it's just that they have a very ...
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the arms of my puppet appear under the leg

I have created my puppet with pins and the hands are going under the legs and under his beard and i need to make him eat grapes. The pin layer of the hand is over the pin layer of the leg thanx for ...
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Feedback on my motion graphics video [closed]

Project - Bicycle Animation Please give your feedback on my motion graphics video.
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after effects does'nt open

I have a Mac and for the last 24 hours my after effects just does'nt even open. I click on the software and its not responding at all. the only after effects thing that I have on my computer that ...
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Display image file name in AE viewport

When there's a file missing in the imported image sequence, there is a filename displayed in the corner. Is there a way in After Effects to have the file name displayed all the time even on non-...
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I can’t resize anything in After Effects

I’m currently working on animating a PSD file on after effects. I imported a video into after effects and manipulated it, I’m not sure what I did but out of nowhere the video disappeared. So I went ...
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Automated source text animation based on split

I have newly started in AE and I came across source text animation. I have a requirement where I want to show multiple text on source text keyframe animation. I was wondering instead of writing each ...
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Essential Graphics - Media Replacement issue

I was trying to improve some of my work templates using Essential Graphics, which I absolutely love, for the first time I'm adding the media replacement function to it but it doesn't seem to work. I'...
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How to rename linked comps between Premiere and After Effects

I create a lot of linked comps from Premiere into After Effects. What's the right approach to renaming them, so that they don't all end up with generic meaningless names? By default they are named: &...
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Exclude audio from time remap

I am working on a project, I have separate a audio layer and a video layer (with the audio muted) and I have applied time remapping to the video layer. The issue is now that whenever the video slows ...
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Does scale behave differently than position in after effects animation?

In the GIF, if you notice, it looks like the scale is relatively fast at the beginning and gradually becomes slow at the end of loop. So I feel speed of zoom (scale) is not constant: However, when I ...
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I want to animate dust particles in a cave that forms a word then disperse again

I know this is probably related to the particle system in after effect, but all the youtube videos I have seen used a few thousand particles at once to do this. Is there a way to only use a few ...
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How to make strokes appear 3D in the After Effects 3D (Cinema 4D) Mode?

I am currently animating a rotating 3D globe, built out of stroked paths. However this is causing a problem - the strokes are rendered on a 2d plane, so as they near parallel with the perspective, ...
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After Effects: How to apply the X and Y from a 3D layer into the X and Y of a 2D effect?

I want to use the "beam" effect in After Effects to track the center of a 3D layer. The beam is a 2D effect, and can only take an X,Y, not a Z position coordinate, so I need a way to take X,...
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Tracking motion to replace photograph in Nickelback's Photograph

I'm absolutely new to AE, trying to insert a funny pic of a friend into the first 8 seconds of Nickelback's Photograph and have the picture move with the video. It turned out not so easy and I'm stuck....
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After importing object from illustrator it auto animates making it impossible to animate on my own

I import the file using right click and import. Untitled1 is at position A at 0:00 Untitled1 is at position B at 0:01 Untitled1 is invisible on Composition at 0:02 Can't add keyframes to Untitled1 ...
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AfterEffect. Arrow with stationary origin, moving head

need help animating an arched arrow in adobe after effect. Here is an animation “draft” of what type of movement i need to create: That is: The origin of the arrow stays static, but the arrow head ...
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After effects Trapcode Tao put image inside the sphere

I'm using Trapcode Tao plugin for an audio reactor sphere . Now the only view of my sphere is depended on the Material & Lighting > Image Based Lighting > Built-in Environment and it is ...
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Precomp is disappearing and Mocha tracking points aren’t pasted

Very newbie with Boris Mocha. I want to use Mocha to replace a computer mouse cursor by an object. Here, with screenshots, it’s how I try to proceed. I then created a solid layer Next, I pre-composed ...
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Animating paths in After Effects

I have an illustration that I would like to animate in AE. Not sure how to do this however. I have three paths (simple lines) I made in illustrator with the pen tool, then used to width tool to ...
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How to write an expression for the following [Pop In object]?

Pop In object (@ 17s) I'm fairly new to Expressions, I'm trying to attain this effect with expressions. I tried using the inertial bounce code on the net n = 0; if (numKeys > 0){ n = nearestKey(...
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Adobe After Effects - Script - How to move puppet pins relative to some other pin/layer anchor?

I want to move some puppet pins relative to an anchor point. Is there a simple script that does the math and makes the pin move with the anchor if a different layer? Since this stuff seems pretty ...
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“Calls” trailer on Apple TV - how was it made?

Does anyone have any insights into how this trailer was made? I'm guessing After Effects - a lot of Trapcode, waveforms, chromatic aberration etc, but what about the ...
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After Effects animating/ editing in 2s (Two(s))

I have a rendered animation in 2s (keyframes happen in every 2 frames or a frame stays stagnant for 2 sec). I have that as an IMAGE sequence, when I import them to AE it says in-between frames are ...
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Why effects flow during camera movement in After Effects 2020?

I have a few vector layers that are parent to Null Object. If I apply Rough Edges or Turbulant Displace to any of these layers, and then animate the scale on my Null, my layers begin to move/flow/leak....
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Premiere Pro: How to sync speed ramped audio with video from linked After Effects comp?

When linking an AE comp through PP, the audio won't sync. This has been an issue forever. I film skate/bmx videos and it's essential that the speed ramp syncs with the audio so you can hear the cool ...
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Animate variable inside expression

In After Effects, I created a shape layer, added a path to that, edited the expression of it to contain var path = thisProperty; var cx = 100; var cy = 200; var r1 = 300; var ratio = 20; var quality =...
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Tattoo removal video effect

Is there a video editor that has a video effect where tattoos on human skin can be motion tracked and filtered out frame by frame, either by blurring them, or replacing the tattoos with surrounding ...
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Outline/stroke around transparent-background PNG in After Effects

I was wondering if there is a way to expand a fill, outset a shadow or something, around a PNG with transparent background. Right now I am using Fill + Simple Choker to expand the contour + CC ...
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Under the hood process of the “create shapes from vector layer” option in After Effects

I'm just curious to know what actually happens when After Effects converts an AI file to shapes. I should note that I do have Overlord but sometimes I am working on projects on my university computer ...
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After effects - how to put multiple sources on the same layer line? or how to reduce the scrolling of the layers panel?

Competitor software can put multiple footage in the same layer. I think this is Pinnacle, but I've seen this also in Magix (I am not a professional, this is the kind of consumer software I've used in ...
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How to count datapoints in a JSON file with expressions in After Effects?

I load a JSON file with expressions in after effects. I need to know the number of datapoints in that JSON file for further processing. How can i count (or index?) Them with expressions?
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video not showing full screen

I have video from multi videos, when I import it in after effect, one of them not showing full screen. I think when see image will understand my problem in video player: in after effect after ...
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Adobe After Effects: Equal spacing between layers when each layer is a different size?

I am working in Adobe After Effects (version 17.7.0 Build 45). I have the following: How can I get equal spacing between the three layers when each layer is a different size? Let's say I want 60 ...
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Path created with an expression will not draw other than being selected

I am trying to create a heart shape using an expression like this: Start AE New Composition + Ok Layer, new shape layer Expand to get the contents node and click add Path Path -> Edit expression ...
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Detect duration of layer

I want to get the time / duration of the layer, when I stretch or lengthen the layer to produce an effect, for example I want the opacity of a layer to go to 0% 5 frames before the end of the layer, ...
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In After effects how can I store the start and end point values of a gradient on one layer to generate the opposite values in another layer

my composition width is 4480 I have 2 layers with a gradient ramp on each once I've entered the start and end position of the gradient on the first layer I need to have the opposite equivalent start ...
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Applying different color keys to one layer in AE

In After Effects, I have an image layer that consists a few colors. Underneath I have several other layers (textures). I want to replace each color of the image above with one of the textures below. ...
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In After Effects how can I generate the value of an opposite x position and then send that value to an effect on another layer?

e.g. my composition width is 4480 I have a layer with a gradient ramp effect with an x start positon of 1026 and I want to generate and store the value of the x position on the other side of the ...
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how to Checkbox Control one item twice in after effect?

I have a checkbox for background and its items. , write the script if(thisComp.layer("Controller ").effect("Checkbox background ")("Checkbox")>0) {100} else {0}; it ...
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after effects question about clamp

i have a question base on this video. i have a problem with this code ! please help me it work's but ! for example i made a shape to use it as a controller for ...
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particles with circular motion

I'm traying to create this graphic for my on going project, I tried to guess some techniques but wasn't successful, I was messing around with physics and sphere field in Trapcode Particular but it ...
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How to change value when passing marker with certain comment

I wanted to change one value when marker with certain comment starts. I've tried something like this, but it doesn't work. if (marker.comment("R1 L1").time > time){ value = 40; }
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Edges look wrong when compositing layer with blur and transparency

I'm trying to composite layers from an animation I made with Blender in After Effects. The problem I'm running into is that the motion-blurred edges are either receding, or becoming discolored, ...
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How do I create a fading effect in my videos?

I am trying to make a seamless tunnel ; so I want to fade it in distance. I have tried using set matte but doesn’t seem to work.Any help….. I have attatched the project file here https://bit.ly/...
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How to using Math.round(easeOut(time…) in after affects?

I have a shape layer and I want to animate position x using this expression x=clamp(thisComp.layer("Control Values").effect("Value Bar 1")("Slider"),0,100); Math.round(...
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AE Controller for changing layer into specific colours

I'm trying to create an Essential Graphic that allows the user to change a layer's colour into 4 specific ones: Teal: 7, 250, 198 Pink: 252, 12, 119 Black: 0, 0, 0 White: 255, 255, 255 Colour Control ...

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