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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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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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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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