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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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Display one decimal point after a whole number after divided by 10

I have a slider-controlled source text which I try to sync with the corresponding graph bar. What I need is, to display one decimal point after the value of the slider is divided by 10. That is, if ...
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After Effects: How to animate letters to random position

Is it possible to animate letters to random position in After Effects? Yes I can do it manualy letter by letter but I want to achieve effect like on animation below for any input text.
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Trying to do a “clipping mask” a video to an image in After Effects

I'm trying to do a clipping mask a video to an image in After Effects. Basically, I'm putting this video on top of an iPhone but track matte settings doesn't seem to be working for this. I saw Luma ...
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Track and replace a t-shirt design on a moving, distorted garment

I'm wondering what would be some viable techniques to replace a t-shirt design some person is wearing in a footage with another design. Here's a simple example: https://placeit.net/c/mockups/stages/...
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get the position of a specific vertex in an After Effects shape

Is it possible to get the position of a specific vertex of an After Effect shape ? something like var shape = parent.content("Shape 1").content("Path 1").path.value; var vertexes = shape.vertices; ...
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AE Expressions question - why isn't my code working?

I can't figure out why I'm getting the error... Any ideas?! I tried adding "var" at the beginning of the first line, but that didn't work. Not sure what to try now! Help anyone? Below is my code. The ...
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After Effects: How to make 3D path

I am trying to make a 3D path that will be used as motion path for a object as well as base for Trim Paths. In other words, I would like to create something like Nyan Cat. I am going to use a path ...
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How can I remove a crowd of people from a scene while keeping one person in the shot

I'm trying to film in a city with one person being the focus point, and the goal is to make the city look deserted. If the city is always busy and full of people, is there a way for me to remove the ...
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Best technique at animating Isometric designs in After Effects?

I have been dedicating my whole month to learn the concept of isometric design in Illustrator. After awhile of learning and experimenting, I became aware that I need to design things in a way that ...
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Importing Adobe Illustrator files as Parametric shapes in After Effects?

I need to rig up some expressions to a shape layers "size" and "position" parameters and the layer transform "position" parameter as well. When I create the shapes directly in AE there are the shape ...
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Show current play speed in after effects

Is it possible to display the current play speed (eg. X2, X3.5, etc) in a text layer above my footage? Some of my composition layers plays at normal (X1) speed but others were time remapped or time ...
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Calculate after effects composition un-stretched time

How can I get or calculate the original current composition time of a time-remapped or stretched layer? My composition has both stretched and non stretched layers and I want to display the current ...
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Encoding Problems in 2019 Premiere, AfterEffects and Media Encoder

I know this question was asked before, and I've read pretty much all of them and I have no solution to this. Until recently, I could render everything just fine but when I am rendering a 2 minute ...
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How do make a layer visible only when overlapping other layers in After Effects

How do make a layer visible only when overlapping other layers in After Effects. Below are the layers: I want the shadow from the bow to only be visible when over the verticle lines. Below are the ...
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'Pin-art' effect in After effects

I'm looking for a way to create a 'Pin art toy' effect in after effects. Basically a load of extruded hexagons that can be pushed up and down by a shape behind them. Would be great if this could be ...
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The Sapphire / BORIS FX transitions don't appear as transitions on Premiere Pro

I'm french so excuse my bad english. So i've installed the Sapphire FX on premiere pro I have all the effects, no problem. BUT, the Sapphire transitions appear like an effect. Normal Transition have ...
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Exporting from Premiere as WAV and ProRes - audio is not in sync

My workflow: I've completed work on a complex edit. I have made two exports: I have exported the video (with audio) as a ProRes file with 48kHz 16-bit PCM audio. I've also exported the sequence as ...
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Stop children from scaling by parent scale

So I have a composition with a single image that has this expression attached to its position: [thisComp.width - 100, thisComp.height - 100] All this expression does is makes my image to be located ...
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Seamless loop animation

My experience in AE is not so big, so I need your assistance plz. I faced with a task I still can't solve. I'm trying to make the clouds loop. I wanted if the part of cloud which disappears on the ...
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How to copy IN, OUT, DURATION of each layer from Comp1 to each layer of Comp2

I want to copy IN, OUT, DURATION of each layer from Comp1 to each layer of Comp2. Are there anyway to do that? or script?
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Matching colors between editing apps and other Adobe apps

If I import graphics made in Adobe apps (Illustrator, Premiere, InDesign...) into After Effects or Premiere Pro, the exported animated file doesn't seem to respect the color space of these assets. ...
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Does Adobe media encoder work if you have the cracked version of Adobe After Effects? [closed]

My friend has the cracked version, but for some reason, he cannot link his media encoder to his after effects software. How can he fix this issue?
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cc slant not working in after effects

I put the cc slant effect on an image just to slant (move) the clouds, but it ends up sliding the whole image. The same goes for many other images even after adding a mask. The whole image keeps ...
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After Effects is not changing the preview quality!

I have the preview resolution set to quarter, frame skip set to 5 and yet After Effects is previewing at full resolution constantly. I have tried changing the settings through the sidebar and the bar ...
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After Effects Time warp with scene cut sensitivity

I am trying to use time warp to adjust the frame rate of a video. The issue is that when a scene changes, time warp tries to create frames in between the scene cut, causing strange ghosting and weird ...
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Sony FS5 border artifacts

I've got a problem with trying to key the green color with some footage I shot with a Sony FS5. The main object in the frame has some kind of white/light grey border around it which makes it very hard ...
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Duplicating keyframes in After Effects

I've made a basic animation where an element quickly changes position multiple times, e.g: Top left corner Middle Top left corner Bottom right corner I'm trying to duplicate these keyframes a couple ...
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Play is sometimes very slow and other times it's very fast in After effects. Why? [duplicate]

I've just installed after effects and I would like to learn it. When I click the play button, it seems like it starts to render so the frame rate is very low ( one frame per many seconds) and the the ...
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Play is sometimes very slow and other times it's very fast in After effects. Why?

I've just installed after effects and I would like to learn it. When I click the play button, it seems like it starts to render so the frame rate is very low ( one frame per many seconds) and the ...
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How to add an image from the video to the beginning of composition? (Just an image, not a clip)

I have a composition which is a union of 2 composition, and I want to add a snapshot from the composition to the beginning of it - is there any shortcut for it? I tried searching for it Google but ...
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After Effects CS6 not recognizing GTX 1050 Ti GPU

I have a laptop with Intel i5 chipset and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU. Due to some work related reasons I still use Adobe After Effects CS6. Right now I am facing an issue with Raytracing in AfterEffects ...
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I am trying to do a freeze frame effect for a music video

I keep doing all the steps correctly and it leads me to the point in the picture the frame I want to put in the clip of the video won’t pop up even when I press the inverted and move it left 100% only ...
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Creating the Star Trek warp effect in After Effects

I am trying to figure out how to create the effect of going into warp from the Star Trek tv shows like The Next Generation and so forth - the one where the ship stretches forward, blurs a bit and then ...
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Create Null from Paths?

How should I go about making this Cubic Loop? Can anyone help me to know how to go about making this short animation in After Effects ?
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How to sync Markers Comments between root Control Null & nested-in-comp-Null / Layer

Hello Fellow VFX / Motion Designers, I have spent a large amount of time going in circles trying to self-solve this one but time on the project is running low on time so I must ask the elder hive-...
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After effects loop part of movie clip

I have one movie clip and it has few events which I want to repeat for few times. I used this and similar other tutorial to achieve this. Ideally I tried following, Select Clip and Pre-compose it (so ...
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After effect how to create object rotation with earth

would like to ask how to create this effect? AE The rotation of the earth with trees I got stuck with the object moving continuously from behind to the front. ...
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How can I duplicate / modify a composition for each entry in a data file (AfterEffects)?

I have a project that requires lots of duplicates of a composition. Doing it one at a time is really annoying and repetitive. Is there a way to make it autogenerate them all, changing some text and ...
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Problem when I import pictures - they are just a black box!

when I try and import pictures in After Effects, they are all of a sudden just a black box. I've tried with a new project, tried on old ones and it's all the same. You can see in the attached picture ...
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AE Keyframe Control through checkboxes

I have a position animation with four keyframes, two for a intro, two for a outro. Also I have a Master where you have two checkboxes "Intro" and "Outro". The idea is to override the keyframe values ...
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Why AE changes tone / pitch of my audio after rendering

Why AE changes tone / pitch of my audio after rendering ? All I did is imported file and then added to the main composition. After rendering voice sounds very heavy, but I am not sure why, it's a "....
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After Effects - Trying to Export Video with RGB Alpha (I get a black background in the export)

In After Effects I'm trying to Export Video with RGB Alpha (I get a black background in the export)please see notes below: Here's my setup (On canvas transparency is togggled on)
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My video is blurry after dragging it to composition

I matched the dimensions and it is still blurry and ive tried it with multiple videos and it is still blurry. please help.
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After Effects expressions to sum numbers and control charts_2

Link to Original Post/Question > After Effects expressions to sum numbers and control charts. The answer featured in the original post was nearly the solution I needed for my specific problem. My ...
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Error with After effect Pro_FX_Presets_Particular plugin

Does anybody know about the Pro_FX_Presets_Particular plugin? Why am I getting this error? I tried with png and jpg files. I have trapcode 15 installed. Any suggestions? more error images
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After effect preflighting

please i need help. I am trying to render a big project filr which has lots pre composse files in it. And it was taking almost 2 days to hold on pre- flighting before rendering. And then rendering ...
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After Effects - middle point line animation

I have line with 3 points and I want to animate middle point to top. Please help me!
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How do I overlay my after effects comp in Cinema4D Lite?

(Please answer for Cinema4D Lite, not for any other version) How do I match up a comp in After Effects with a scene in Cinema4D? Usually I would use a C4D Background Object, but what if I need to see ...
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How to permanently adjust render and project settings in Cinema4D Lite

(Please only answer this question for Cinema4D Lite, not studio or other versions). I tend to work in 1920x1080 25fps in After Effects. Every time I open a Cinema 4D object from a project in After ...
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After Effects Plexus

I am trying to create an animation that some straight dash lines move back and forth but no zooming in effect. I used Trapcode particular, but it did not look good at all (an uploaded image is my work)...