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How to move a layer using a slider control?

I'm trying to create a mogrt file that has the option of moving a layer using a control (instead of just moving it on the timeline). Is there a way to create a slider control for example that allows ...
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After Effects script DUIK 16 & blender animations setup in it

My idea was to call a single animation from my videohive library on every marker hit (with the same name). If I have 10 markers on layer then same single animation will appear 10 times instead of ...
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Adobe After effects watch folder render all composition

I am saving an After effects file in a watch folder which is being watched by Adobe media encoder using extendscript , the problem is all the compositions are rendered to a video by adobe media ...
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help to animate an lower thirds that's positioned by expressions

I'm new to using expressions in after effects and I've also hardly touched Java before. However using some online tutorials and common sense, I managed to create a lower thirds title graphic ...
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Use markers in After Effects as triggers for a particular animation

I have a library of titles and lower third animations. I am searching for a script /expression that will automate a certain animation project from my library by calling or linking it to starting and ...
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Create a simple video using Adobe After Effects from command line

I need to create a simple video where I can add a red colour background and write the text "Hello World" using Adobe After Effects Scripting. The purpose is that I need to create video by writing a ...
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using images as text characters in after effects

I've made a series of comps each representing a letter from the alphabet. Is there an expression or plugin where I can convert the relevant text character on screen to be replaced by the appropriate ...
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AE CS6, get size of a text box

I want to use the size of a text box in an expression script. Under CC version, you can use the method sourceRectAtTime() which doesn't exists under CS6. I found some solutions but they seems really ...
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Automate After Effects assets rendering via script and external data

I am often rendering quite large sets of assets (lower thirds, titles, etc) from AFX and it's really annoying to eg create lower third and then duplicate it and change texts. Especially when I later ...
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Is possible to pass variables from premiere to after effect compositions?

One of the latest features put inside AE & PR 2017 is the Live Text Edits.. In short you can mark an after effect composition as template and then all the texts inside that composition will be ...
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After Effects automation and annotation tools (scripts) for student work

I need a professional advice for self-assessing among students. I am searching for a tool (script or scripts) that helps annotating very long videos in After Effects. I also would like to automate the ...
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set scale in pixels in After Effects using Expressions

You can right click on a scale, hit Edit, and then enter scale in Pixels, inches , % of Comp, of source.... I would like to set the scale in pixels. How can set the units using expressions? I tried ...
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Control key frame value with slider control

I have an object in After Effects comp and I need its scale to change from keyframe A to keyframe B and I need keyframe A to have value of 95% and keyframe B value of whatever is set via slider ...
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Link audio to opacity effect of an image in After Effects

I have 3 audio files from a podcast. 1 file from Steve, one from john, and the other is from me. I have a composition with the three audio files and also 3 png images of our faces, one for each of ...
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What properties of After Effects project can be edited without opening the application itself

I found myself in position where I need to render 6(or more) layers in different order. For example in 1,2,3,4,5,6 then 4,2,1,3,5,6 and so on. Some of the layers blend with the former or later one. It ...
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How to programmatically personalize video? [closed]

this article shows an impressive implementation of how to programmatically personalize video. "Everybody received their ‘own’ version of the video." How would I realize a similar solution? Which ...
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Change Output file name in AfterFX .jsx script

I am rendering a project several times, and use a script to change some of the input. However, I have not figured out how to change the name of the output file in the script. This is basically my ...
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How to loop outer glow layer style in After Effects?

I have a layer in After Effects to which I have applied an outer glow as a layer style. Ideally I would like the glow to turn off and on, in a loop, starting at a point in time and then stopping. Is ...
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Expressions: Data-generated After Effects Graphic using CSV file?

Is there a way to read a CSV file or spreadsheet containing dates in timecode in one column and data in another column, then use the time/date to pair with footage to display the corresponding data? ...
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Scripting - Where is the documentation for the Layer#Effects attribute?

I have been trying to make a script that will automatically apply an effect to the selected layer. So far, it looks like this: var myLayer = app.project.activeItem.selectedLayers[0]; I have seen ...