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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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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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Combine individual R G B channel videos into single false color video?

I know how to merge individual channel images in photoshop, but I can't seem to find a tutorial or even mention of how to achieve this with video clips. I have satellite footage shot at different ...
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Need to stop looping in After Effects

I am new to After Effects. I need to stop the animation at the end of the timeline. I've read this article and tried this solution "Stop looping in after effect" (https://graphicdesign....
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How to import PSD layers into After Effects and maintain their original positions?

When importing a .PSD file into After Effects, I am able to easily maintain my separate layers with their original size, but is it possible to also retain the position of each layer? Right now, After ...
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After Effects Prevent Widows in Text

So I'm pulling in text from a csv and I am trying to find a way to prevent widows (where there is a single word on a line). in JS we'd do this text = text.replace(/\s(?=[^\s]*$)/g, ' '); But ...
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Is it possible to use multiple jpg images as an alpha matte for a single shape layer?

I have a black shape layer that works as an animation to uncover and cover jpg images using the Y position keyframes. The images have different dimensions and a common white background. To fix this, I ...
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Apply planar tracking to a section of a clip

I’m trying to swap out an image in a video using after effects and mocha. The image is only in the shot for a few seconds but when I add the tracking from mocha, it’s applied to whole clip. So when I ...
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In After Effects, how do I enable the handles of the bezier curve in the graph editor, for “Position” in a “Transform” effect?

I am unable to use the handles of the bezier curves with a Effect > Distort > Transform's Position, whereas I can do that just fine using the layer's Transform. Does anyone know why?
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How to automatically sync captions to a voice over?

Basically, the desired result is to have text appear on the screen as I say it. But it is tedious to do every single word by hand so I'm hoping to find a program that can help with the process. An ...
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Color, font and text does not change in some parts

I cannot edit and change color, font, text/numbered values of the layers at all on some sections of the project template am working on (They are animated) it just types in the background of the text/...
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Matte only over items of a specific color?

Example scenario: I have 4 boxes. Box 1 is blue, Boxes 2 & 3 are a specific color of red and Box 4 is green. I would like Box 1 (blue) to only be visible when overlapping a red box. If Box 1 ...
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Duplicate layer multiple times automatically, and randomize position/start time of each copy, in After Effects

I've seen this done in many programs. For example in the 3D world you can create a branch out of a single leaf, and a tree out of a single branch, automatically, by randomizing position and start of ...
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Is there a way to “Pan Behind (Anchor Point)”, but with the “Transform Effect”'s anchor point?

I need to skew an image, so I am using a Transform Effect rather than the regular layer's Transform. I'm finding difficult to position the skewing origin without the Pan Behind tool, as that changes ...
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Best way to simplify edges of a pixely mask?

I'm working on an experimental video that uses a mask of a person. Some of the masks were made in After Effects using the roto brush tool at full resolution, as is recommended. Some however were not ...
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After effect how to make zoom effect

I want to make the text zoom when it passes the red rectangle. I have added the magnify effect, but it's not looking good. I want to make the long list of text from A to Z. And as the word passes or ...
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Render in AME from AfterEffects desaturates colors?

I'm rendering in AME because I need .mp4 and every time I export the colors are VERY desaturated and wrong. I dont see many color options I can modify in either AE or AME to fix this. What is going on ...
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Adding Time offset to Marker expression

I have below expression on time-remap property which triggers transition based on the markers set on Action layer. Is it possible to add certain frames of pre-roll to this expression so if the maker ...
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How to import Quicktime screen recording in PP or AE?

I know how to import other content with normal specs but these QuickTime screen recordings from my Macbook has weird FPS data. When I import these .mov files in AE or PP I get weird glitches on the ...
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After Effects Bodymovin plugin render button disabled

When I try to use bodymovin to convert my animation in After Effects my render button is disabled (gray instead of green and nothing happens if I click on it). Does anybody know why this happens and ...
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How to realistically add planet in the sky using 3d camera tracker and avoid overlapping with objects in the foreground?

Quick summary of what I want to create with AE: I have a drone shot and I want to add a realistic planet in the sky/horizon by using 3d Camera Tracker in After Effects. What I want: While flying past ...
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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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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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