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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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After Effects set keyframe value with slider and expression but interpolation with graph editor

In After Effects, I want to animate an object from a position A = (960, 540), being the center of my 1920x1080 composition, to a position B = (960 - offset, 540) to the left, where offset is a ...
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Export Keyframes as Text (After Effects)

Given a list of keyframes, is it possible to download them or export them to be used elsewhere?
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Download coordinates (x, y) of a tracked point

I've gotten to where I can track my object and see it's coordinates using this resource. I wanted to extract the location data for programming, but because I'm new to after effects, I'm not sure if I ...
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looping my videos in Inkscape

I have a short clip, 10 seconds or so. I'd like to loop in/down the timeline to create a 6-hour video (for sleep music on YouTube). How do i do that using inkScape. I have an idea of how to do it on ...
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Any flip phone after effects templates

I want to make an app promo video in after effects. The catch is that the app is on dumb (flip) phones only. I want the video to show a flip phone opening and using the app. I haven't found a single ...
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Manual Lens Distortion - Continuously Stretching Image

I have an image that has lens distortion on it (barrel or pincushion). This image is used as the background image. I want to get another image, scale it down, layer it on top of the first image, and ...
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After Effects Trim paths offset corner position based on rectangle width and height

I think it would be easier to share an image to show what I'm trying to accomplish. This will be a mogrt so the actual rectangle size / aspect ratio is determined by variable text size. But, I think ...
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Fill the inside of a hollow/outline font in AFX

I have a text animation (animated letters) in AFX with an "outline" font (that has no fill). There has to be a way to fill the inside of the font somehow? Are there any workarounds? I know I ...
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Live rotoscoping software (bonus: with reaction to sensor input)

Here's the setup I would like to achieve / the UX I am thinking of having in the end: Let there be a canopy swing with three seats in front of a green screen. Any seat is equipped with a sensor, ...
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Defining a 3D shape from some 3D nulls in After Effects

If I have three (or four) 3D nulls in 3D space in after effects, is there a way that I can use their positions and rotations to define a 3D shape's point positions?
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FX Console plugin for After Effects not working on M1 Macs

The (very useful) VideoCopilot plugin FX Console doesn't appear to work with M1 Macs with After Effects CC 2022. Is there any workaround? When you open the plugin in After Effects, this error appears ...
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Why do AE comps become disconnected in Premiere?

Why do my After Effects comps get disconnected in Premiere? Does this happen to everyone when they work on complex projects? Why is this bug still present in 2022? Is the only workaround to render ...
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AE Animation Bad Quality on YouTube

I've created an animation in After Effects, and dynamic linked the composition into Premiere for audio editing. Then I exported from PR using Media Encoder. The exported file looks good, but when ...
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Replicating Blender's Bloom effect in After Effects

Does anyone know how to make Blender's Bloom Effect in After Effects? I'm talking about the effect you can add to Evee renders in Blender that adds a lovely optical glow kind of look to lights etc. I'...
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after effects version of davinci resolve's smooth cut transition

I'm working on a video for a client in after effects and I need something that morphs video like the smooth cut transition in DaVinci Resolve. this isn't something I would be able to just export and ...
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How to achieve a smooth slide in transition in Premiere?

I'm a beginner in video editing and I would like to apply a similar transition to my project. Do you have any suggestions on how to do it in the best way? I have tried to use After Effects but I am ...
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How to extend short logotype to full logo in After Effects?

I'm a beginner in AE I'd like to create a similar effect to this example but I'm not quite sure how to achieve the smooth transition from 'FU' to a full title. Do you have any suggestions?
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How can I subtly blur a car plate?

I need to blur out a car plate on a scene. I already tracked the plate with Mocha and used a mask with Camera Blur but the result is anything but subtle. Everything else on screen is on focus and ...
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After Effects: Detect point of intersection between two paths

I have two curves/paths (path A and B) and a null point A that follows path A with an arbitrary speed. I need a null point B that follows the path B but with a speed dependent to null point A x ...
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AE: Character Offset to Randomize Specific Pairs of Letters

I'd like the bottom left text to do the same as the top right, but the randomized text should be limited to "ATCG" in pairs (e.g. "AATTCCGG), instead of numbers. Is there a way to do ...
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After Effects: Moving Protected Areas from a parent compositions in time

I recently learned about the neat responsive design feature in after effects called "protected areas". While understanding the need and basic functionality of that feature, I am still ...
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Keeping child object still while parent is moving in AE

In After Effects, there's lots of times I've used the Parent feature (e.g., limbs of a body). However, I've run into an issue several times where I'd like the child layer to be still while the parent ...
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After Effects: How to do Organic Contraction effect

I've seen this effect in a lot of videos, you can take a look here: video link Which key word identifies this contraction movement effect? Or how can we do that?
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Multiple animations using the same assets

So I've just started using AE and was wondering what the best way to organise multiple animations was? So in this case I have a source file (PSD with multiple layers) and I'm playing around doing ...
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After Effects rotate hotkey

Was looking for hotkeys to ease working in AE and found a bunch but for rotation, it only allows 1 or 10 degrees at a time. Is there any hotkey to rotate the layer by 0.1 or 0.5 degrees? Or is there ...
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AE composition with MOV footage not rendering in Media Encoder

I am relatively new to After Effects and Media Encoder. I have an application that is monitoring a folder for media delivered by a 3rd party. When that media arrives, I move the media to a watch ...
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After effects expression how to round DOWN or remove numbers after decimal point

Thought this would be simple but doesn't seem so. How can I remove all numbers after the decimal point in an expression, or round down to 0 decimal places (which is the same result) For instance I ...
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AE Expression: Define FontSize

I'm making a complicated watch UI with a lot of expressions linked to different values of the display. As you can see from the image below, 9hrs isn't bonded to an expression yet, but it's graphically ...
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AfterEffects: How to animate amount of video stabilization

I would like to stabilize a video, but animate the amount of stabilization. I tried using the Warp Stabilizer VFX effect, but while I can controll the strength of stabilization using the 'smoothness' ...
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Aftereffects: how to fix bad frames in video

I have a video that has a few bad frames (distortions or duplicated frames) Is there a way that I can cut these frames out in after effects and then fill the hole using frame interpolation? If not, ...
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After Effects: How to use Depth Matte if you have color and depth in different files?

I want to use the Depth Matte effect: https://helpx.adobe.com/ca/after-effects/using/3d-channel-effects.html but it seems these assume the sequence was loaded from a file that contains both color and ...
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AfterEffects: how to remap depth gradient

I have three render passes: ColorA ColorB Depth all passes represent the same 3D scene. I would like to blend from ColorA to ColorB by using the Depth pass, so that there is an animated "wave&...
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What type of category does this type of video fall into

What type of category does this video fit into? Is this a product reel/demo? I'm trying to find how much this would cost to make in AE. Am I in the correct forum? If not, can someone please redirect ...
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Zoom Distance vs Focal Distance in AE Camera - what is the difference?

The Camera feature in AE has 2 properties: . What is the difference between then? I believe the Zoom Distance, is the place where the camera is actually looking at (which is why it makes sense that ...
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Why can't I enable motion blur on certain pre-comps in After Effects?

I'm working on a fairly simple After Effects project where I can enable motion blur for most layers, but I can't turn it on for two pre-comps and I'm not sure why. The pre-comps contain only a few ...
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Trying to mask smoke from partical system but feathering doesn't work

This is such an straight forward problem, but I just can't seem to figure it out. This is what I have: As you can see I need to mask the part where the smoke is overlapping with the body to hide it. ...
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to know what size image I need for the frame

After a lot of research, i can't find how to do something stupid : I have a video template with photo frames in it. I would like to know what size image I need for the frame. Problem, I can find the ...
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Is is possible to insert numerous videos to timeline automatically 2 seconds before the previous video ends

I'm very, very new to After Effects (using it for 3-4 days now). I have a bunch of videos added to my workspace, they're all of different lengths. Is it possible to somehow automatically insert them ...
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Is there a way to erase this white dot through 2 minutes of video?

I recorded a video explaining some complicated things, and when I looked on the big screen, the spotlight is reflecting off my nostril creating a shiny white dot which can be confused with the most ...
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How To Create A Throbbing Effect In After Effects

I've searched here and elsewhere for an answer but I can't find exactly what I am looking for. I am working on a video ad in After Affects and I have an image that I want to make throb, kind of like a ...
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After Effects: How do I hide the wire mesh for puppet tool?

I have a composition that has a puppet pin tool added for a simple head movement. The head animation works fine but when I move the frame, there seems to be a wire mesh left behind. I have created a ...
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AE Counter Switch (Mins > Hs)

I'm trying to create an expression that changes source text from minutes to hours. Here is an example of the graphic I'm animating: As you can see the 3 hours counter is on hold, I want that to start ...
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After Effects creating slider for objects to have the same distance when moving the slider

I'm kinda new to After Effects and I'm having a hard time creating a slider that I can control to move the chat windows with the same distance. The chat windows will start at the center and only one ...
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How to archive a Premiere Pro project that uses After Effects compositions

My video intro and outro are created in after effects. I want to use them in my Premiere Pro videos but I also want to archive these Premiere Pro projects after I'm done. I don't know yet how to do ...
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How do I make visible the menu in the composition section in After Effects where I can choose wireframe view?

I need to toggle the wireframe option in the composition section but I'm missing the icons in the squared section in the image. How do I get these button icons so I can toggle the wireframe section? I ...
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Proper way to change font size instantaneously without any easing in After Effects?

I just went in manually and added a single frame before the change in font size a frame where the font is the previous size. Is manually adding a frame one frame before the change the best way to make ...
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Cabinet projection camera view in after effects?

Is it possible to get a plugin to change the normal camera view into something like cabinet projection in After Effects? Cinema 4d has something called gentleman but I don't know why it is not called ...
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Color textbox with consistent height

After-Effects newbie here. I have many many text lines all using exactly the same font. How can I best add background color textboxes with a consistent height? The color background must not change ...
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What does the 'evolution' property under Turbulent Displace in After Effects do?

It seems to add a ripple effect the more I increase the degree, but would like to read about it somewhere more. Couldn't find anything about it with a google/youtube search that specifically explains ...
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After Effects Rendering problem, or Youtube problem?

I rendered a whiteboard animation kind of a video via After Affects (.mp4, h264 codec), and something strange I have noticed. In the attached image, you can see two screens, one on the left is at some ...
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