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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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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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Perfectly looped in after effects, however playback pauses/blinks

I've managed to loop a video, and it looks great in after effects, I used this tutorial video I've then exported as an mp4. Which again, when imported back into after ...
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How do I mask a video in After Effects?

I have a video of a moving object but i don't want the background. How do I remove the background but keep only the object throughout the video?
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Expression to test if Layer has image source?

Is there a way to check if a layer has a source that's an imported still image? I tried Layer.hasVideo but that returns true for everything that has an eyeball icon, including text, solids, etc. I am ...
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When does Roto Paint 2 decide to do "refine edge propagating"?

If I am rotoscoping a long clip using RotoPaint 2 in After Effects, and I do the following: Make a good rotopaint boundary in the middle of the clip, and adjust the Refine Edge tool around it to look ...
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Change Opacity of Layer based on pixel value of another layer in PremierePro/AfterEffects

I'm trying to black out/censor segments of a screen-recording. I basically need something to check the color of a pixel on the video, and if the color does not match, it somehow censors the section of ...
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Is there any chance to access a premiere pro layer by an after effects expression?

I am trying to sample the color of a premiere pro layer using after effects expressions. I have an after effects comp that I import into premiere pro. In this comp I have a shape layer with some ...
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After effects how to import fx control layer?

I have downloaded two after effects templates from Envato elements and now want to combine them. In template "A", all the effects are inside the object layer, while in template "B",...
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How can I remove red dot lens flare from VR footage - Premiere Pro / After Effects

I am in the process of doing post-production work for some footage filmed on an insta360 pro 2. In a great deal of these videos there are these annoying red dots from lens flare that can bee seen in ...
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After effects workflow for several similar clips

I have to create animations that will be displayed on a screen when a player scores. Each player will have his own animation (with a photo and his name). But all the animations will essentially be the ...
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How do you solve a difficult camera track?

I've got a tricky camera track to do. Steadicam footage on a stage with a load of musicians and some smoke. After Effects built in tracker is not happy. I've tried masking the musicians out and just ...
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After Effects, text layers and depth of field

I have a hard time getting blurry text in the background with a camera and depth of field look "right". Because I need to use latex math equations, I can't use built-in text, I need to ...
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Please someone explain this expression

I am a newbie in animation and I am learning by watching different projects. And I found this expression, but I try to find information and I am not lucky. comp("Render Comp FHD").layer(&...
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After Effects expression 'sourceRectAtTime()' not working at all

I animated a text layer with expressions because I'm going to make a preset and I'll use it alot. Because I'm going to change this text, I want the text layer's anchor point to center middle on the ...
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Grab the positioning of a layer inside a precomposed layer?

I have a precomposed layer that contains many shapes. Inside my global comp, I have various positions being applied to the precomposed layer. Unfortunately, I need everything in my precomposed layer ...
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Which settings should I use for transparent video?

I've created some graphics in Adobe After Effects which have a transparent background. I wish to render these and maintain the transparent background in the final video file so I can easily import ...
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Composition Flowchart in After Effects

Need your expertise. I can't seem to figure out how to delete Scene 07 in Media 3.3 and to reference it to another Media. Is there a way to edit the composition flowchart? Thank you
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How can I "copy" a zoom from another video?

This question might sound weird but I've had it for a LONG time. Basically, is it possible to "track and copy" a zoom from a video and save it as a preset, so I can apply it to other videos? ...
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After importing PSD to AE, clicking on composition only shows a black box

I imported my psd into AE as a composition (retain layer styles) with editable layers. Then, I tried clicking on the composition and all I saw was a black box. I tried clicking on the transparency ...
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Adobe after effects edit templates

im struggling to edit the template of an intro. Im quite new to adobe after effects, ideally i want to change the logo and text. Ive managed to change the text underneath the logo but no the logo ...
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Change single keyframe value using expressions

I'm making a preset for my video projects. It's a shape layer that takes dimensions from a text layer, so the text fits accurately in the shape. For this, I'm doing the following: Shape Layer > ...
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How to add this text effect?

I want the text to be revealed as the scroll opens. How can I achieve this? I want my effect to come off exactly like this sample GIF just that I want to add my own text.
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Using Knoll Light Factory and AE's Fractal Noise to improve volumetric lighting in Trapcode Lux

What are the steps necessary to create this? https://twitter.com/RedGiantNews/status/1425145716675125251 Specifically how do you use the built in fractal noise plugin to create what looks like ...
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After Effects: gradient overlay on multiple shape layers

I have a basic animation in After Effects which I want to export in a white version, a black version, and a colored version with a gradient. A frame of the animation is shown here: I can link all the ...
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Linear bar slide video transition in After Effects

I am a beginner in After Effects. I want to create a linear slide video transition with horizontal rectangular bars somewhat like the preset under 'Effect > Transition > CC Line Sweep' but more ...
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Name of type of video about many people saying short words to make a long speech

Thanks for taking the time Im looking for the name of type of video/transition where you have many clips from many people saying many words. So you can grab all of the (every word they pronounce) and ...
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AE extendscript copy layer styles

I am trying to copy layer styles from an existing layer to a new layer using extendscript. I was able to loop through all of the layer styles recursively, however when I try to apply them to the new ...
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I'm trying to figure out what the easiest way to go about creating this type of video would be. I can't find a tutorial. Please help!

This video I'm trying to recreate seems like an insanely time consuming process in after effects. Is AE the right way to go about it? Does anyone know of a process or tutorial that may help? I'm ...
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Is there any plugin or effect in After Effects where each of many photo layers turn visible in a random order?

Basically, I want to make a collage of my artworks. All are square images. Let's consider there are 48 photos. So I will make a grid in Illustrator of 8x6. Each photo in a separate layer. Now I'll ...

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