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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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When I scale up a composition in After Effects the nested comp contained within does not scale with it?

I want to scale a composition in my timeline in After Effects. When I attempt this, the composition nested within does not scale along with it. Any thoughts would be welcome. The composition nested ...
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Generate a sound wave in After Effects that changes colour over time via an expression

I'm trying to find a way to generate a sound wave animation where the colour of the wave being generated changes as the person speaking swaps over. I can do this with text just fine, and I have ...
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Stop rotation in After Effects

I have a gif opened in After Effects. I typed w to allow me to rotate the gif. But, now I cannot drag the gif up or down. It just continues to rotate. How do I stop the rotation? Thank you.
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Add blank space to end of text

I have a CSV with text I'm pulling into after effects, and then using CC Reptile to duplicate it across the comp. However the issue is that the end of the text is too close to the CC Reptile generated ...
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How do I clone layers in Adobe After Effects

Thanks in advance for your input. First, I have a composition that has one square in it that has opacity and scale keyframe automations. This composition is named Square and is 25px by 25px. Square ...
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Whenever I draw a shape, the transparency is 14%, how do I reset it to 100%?

Whenever I draw a shape, the transparency is 14%, how do I reset it to 100%?
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Create custom properties in After Effects?

I am dabbling in After Effects and I thought I'd create a sequence that mimicks how an old camera focused. This means I need to do the following: Offset some layers in one direction, others in other ...
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Trapcode Particular - Choppy Streaklet

I'm trying to recreate the hurricane that you see faded in this screenshot, speed and shape are in a good place but the problem is the streaklets aren't visible, it looks like the start of the ...
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After effect position keyframes motion problems [duplicate]

I'm trying to make a motion of position of shape and I'm getting next: In this frame, position getting automatically lower than I desired to. I mean, I want that the 1st keyframe to be 950 px (for ...
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Trapcode sphere

I'm trying to achieve this effect on After Effects with Trapcode Form plugin, because it's particles around the edges with hollow center, I thought it's got to be the spherical field, so I created box-...
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Importing a PSD into After Effects, can't retain the layer sizes

I'd like to know how can I import a PSD file into AE keeping the size of the PS layers. When I import my PSD as a composition all layers are created with the size of the composition itself and don't ...
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How do I merge two shapes in one during an animation?

I've these shapes: The first one has three path within, my question is how do I merge these three dots into the big one during an animation? I saw some tutorials about reshape but when I've tried it, ...
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What's the type of blur in this?

In this video, I'm curious about the type of blur used in the photo below. I think it's not a Gaussian Blur(Because Gaussian Blur looks like this or a Direction Blur(Because Direction Blur looks ...
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If function: turn into whole number when decimal is .0

I've created this slider and counter which works just fine going from 5x down to the W: The problem is that I need to create a condition that when a number hits .0 it becomes a whole number, so in ...
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Create shadows for this composition

I'm creating a 3D Cube that could be used as a light source and cast shadows on the space. This is the composition: I have the object and 3 Black Solid layers that acts as space. Problem is that I'm ...
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Roll up line in After Effects?

I'm trying to make the next effect in AE: Take the 1st string of guitar and 'broke it', transforming line into a spiral, like this: What is the fastest and optimal way to do this? Thanks!
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How do I change nudge increments in Adobe After Effects?

When moving an object in After effects, is it possible to adjust the nudge increments when moving an object across the stage? It is fairly easy to do in Adobe Illustrator (see Keyboard increment field ...
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Lost Premiere Project

I accidentally deleted my premiere project and after effect project including assets and auto-save folders. Permanently deleted from trash too. 😩 Is there a way to rebuild the project files from ...
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How to Create What im Guessing is called Animated Subtitles in Premiere Pro ( Example Below)

So, im wondering if there is a way to do this animated style subtitle effect in premiere pro. Im usually good at going to youtube university and learning, but im not sure exactly what this is called. ...
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After effects: Blending Mode problem

I'm trying to use the blending mode. When I start the project, there is no problem with the blending mode. But after a few days, the blending mode of some of my precomps always changes to "-"...
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Is it possible to manually define an exact area in After Effects Roto Brush 2?

I am rotobrushing in After Effects and on a few frames, a small part of my subject's skin is the same colour as the background and Rotobrush will either select skin plus background, or not include the ...
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Can someone please help me understand Adobe After Effects Roto Brush 2 Propagation?

I am new to the Roto Brush (saw it on Corridor Crew!) and for the most part have it working. As I understand it, you roto out your first frame, then go through frame by frame tidying it up as required....
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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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