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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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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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How do I automate the export different layers combinations ( turning on and off ) in After Effects

I have a comp that has various layers that I would like to toggle on and off in combination. Lets say I would like to turn on and off layer to create 60 distinct combinations. I do this by hand, add ...
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how to affect in layer by another layers in after affects

I have two value x and y x=effect("Slider Control")("Slider") and y=transform.opacity I want in `x>100 or x<0 y convert from 100 directly to 0?
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Does After Effects expressions follow BODMAS

In algebra the well-known BODMAS acronym represents the priority / order that operations are calculated in: Brackets Order Division Multiplication Addition Subtraction When writing expressions in ...
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Does anyone know how to control the stroke width of a shape using a control layer?

I recently created the attached graphic in Illustrator for a project and am trying to figure out how to create something similar in After Effects perhaps using a control layer. The idea is that I want ...
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How do path vertices work in After Effects?

I have always wondered this but never understood it. I have attempted to morph object paths in the past but I always ran into issues and just gave up. But now I have a project where I need to achieve ...
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What effect did they apply here?

I redrew the image on the left in Blender, but I want to use AE to achieve the "filmy" look on the right. What type of effect did they use here? You can see from the corner of the screenshot ...
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Alternative for 'create shapes from vector layer' for edit possibilities in Ai

How to keep editing possibilities in Illustrator after the Ai file is used in After Effects? I use the Lottie files Bodymovin plugin to export my animations to JSON files for use in mobile apps and ...
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Adobe Media Encoder inactivated Tint map colors from After Effects

I've been generating video uses a template with a Color Control layer that applies to all scenes for a while. The pre-comp's (template) layers use Tint to map its colors to a the control layer colors. ...
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What Effect is this?

I am new to AMV editing and one of my favorite editors is zneptun. I've been trying to figure out what this effect he uses in his videos is but I've had no luck. If any of you guys know please tell me ...
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Animating multi-page PDF documents in After Effects

I have a 1200 page PDF file. I want to be able to animate scrolling from any page to any other page in After Effects. I'm working at 1920x1080. At the moment, this is work flow: Split the PDF into ...
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How can I make solid colored particles?

Particles always seem to have some opacity or blending applied. Is there a way to make them all a single solid color all of the time?
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Video rendering taking 13 Hrs to render for a normal video less than 2 minute

ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DT 15.6-inch FHD Laptop, Ryzen 7 3750H, GTX 1650 4GB GDDR5 Graphics (16GB RAM/512GB NVMe SSD/Windows 10/Stealth Black/2.20 Kg), FX505DT-BQ157T Hi all above mentioned is the spec ...
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Adobe Media Encoder (Why is it not using all the available power)

System Spec: 16 core 3950x Nvidia rtx 3080 64gb of ram 1tb nvme 2tb ssd 4tb hdd Software AfterEffects - v17.5.1 (build 47) MediaEncoder - v14.7 (build 17) Problem: So I'm outputting a fairly complex ...
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How do I replace one layer with another and take all its specifications

How do I replace one layer with another and take all its specifications(size, scale, position, effects....) in after effects?.
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Usability of Softwares

Do Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects CS6 still usable for editing? What features will I miss from the latest versions? Date of question: 24th December 2020
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How do you ADD color banding to video (using Adobe Creative Suite)?

I like to introduce distortions and color effects into my videos when I edit them. How can I recreate color banding in After Effects or Premiere Pro?
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Adobe Premiere Pro: Error when exporting from animation to .mp4

I am working in Premiere Pro and have used used a .mov animation file (the audio spectrum in the middle of the image) in my sequence that I exported from Adobe After Effects. When I try to export my ...
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Anyone experienced with .mogrt templates that use csv/spreadsheet files that could please help me out?

I'm creating this .mogrt template in AE, that uses a .CSV file to update some names based on the spreadsheet. Here are some screenshots: https://imgur.com/a/zNa97By Everything in AE works great. I ...
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After Effects Animation - morphing between shapes

Honestly, I can't explain exactly what is it that I'm looking for!, but I'm trying to create something similar to this video: I'd appreciate any help I get!
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Can you use keyframes for motion blur in After Effects?

I'm working on a motion-graphic piece in AE, and am trying to figure out if there is a way to disable motion blur temporarily. For example, say I have 100 frames of an animation, but i only want ...
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After effect using multiple linear expression based on its value

I am new to After Effects. I want to write a linear expression on [Audio Amplitude] that is converted from an audio file based on its value as the below: linear(value,0,15,0,0); linear(value,16,20,...
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How is Match Tolerance calculated for the Change Color Effect?

I am studying the Change Color effect in After Effects. Do you know what the math is behind the calculation of Match Tolerance? I read the documentation and what I gathered from it was that, say Match ...
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Is it possible to use two cameras in after effects for motion tracing

I want one camera behind me (only for motion tracking), and one before (I want to show the scene only from the front view, but I need the camera behind for "wings" motion tracking.
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how to Order layers by name in after effects

I have a lot of layers(100 layers) And I want to arrange them according to the name.
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How do I render faster in AE?

I am trying to render a 3 hour music loop with audio spectrum, and it takes me 16 hours to render. How do I fasten it up?
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Correctly compositing linear RGB elements over log footage

I have some water splash elements I need to composite over log footage in After Effects before sending it to the colorist for grading. As I understand, the correct workflow is to convert the log ...
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how to animate muscle movement in the human body

I've been trying to achieve the following effect in the video linked below, I tried using a png and tracking motion along side the puppet tool but it ends up looking weird. I've checked for tutorials ...
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After effects element 3d green screen actor intergration?

I have to finish a project and i am having problems with element 3d. I have a green screen actor .mov and i want to put it in element 3d thats where i have a 3d scene. So i want to be able to create a ...
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Can I replace a layer with another in Adobe After Effects?

I made a logo in Photoshop. I imported it in After Effects where I animated it, I added effects, I duplicated it etc. Unfortunately I realized that the logo wasn't ready, I needed to add something ...

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