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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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Old VCR Scanline Spash Screen effect (Bladerunner Ladd Company logo)

So I was wondering whether anyone has any idea whatsoever how to achieve this particular effect? I'm knowledgable primarily in Photoshop and Illustrator but there must be an easier way to achieve this ...
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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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Adobe AE with Element3D to work with Intel Graphics

I use Element3D most of the time when I edit videos, however, there's a problem. This Adobe After Effects Plugin works with NVIDIA GeForce Palit 210 1GB but I didn't use the graphics card because it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Loop count in video clip settings, how to apply changes to composition?

I created a grid of about 50 videos. I want them all to loop so I changed the loop count of the videos via Interpret Footage > Main... > Loop. The changes show up in the timeline, but they are ...
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How do I do this effect on Premire Pro? What is it called?

Here's a gif of the effect. How do I recreate it? What is it called? https://imgur.com/nPV1C6h
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can I do parent other object to other object masked by mask tracker?

can I put information of mask tracker to another object's position?? or can I do parent other object to other object masked by mask tracker??
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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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How to have a layer fit into a track mask

I have some tricky footage to replace obstruced background area, AE can't track these so I tracked it inside Mocha Pro manually with tons of keyframes, but then I only have shape data. So in AE I ...
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“stringy” polarized water effect

Scenario I saw this on a vimeo video and I want to try and recreate it. I've been using the various particle systems in after effects CC but I can't figure out how to get the particles to be "sticky" ...
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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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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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Illustrator Import to After Effects

I have an illustrator file with vector paths made up of all strokes. When imported into AE and converted to shape layers, all the strokes turn into filled shapes. I want them to stay as strokes so I ...
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Animating particles with collision avoidance?

I need to drive a large number of small 2D cars around on screen in a fairly random fashion... I have the Trapcode Suite. I'd really like them not to overlap each other. What's the easiest way to ...
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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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Multiple Audio Sources for Audio Spectrum

how can I have more than 1 audio source at the same time for the Audio Spectrum effect of After Effects? Thank you. I'm using After Effects. (I tried to upload an image, but it there is an error)
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After Effects P/B-frames aka motion vectors for Datamosh replication

I am trying to replicate Datamoshing with After Effects. I'm close but I need to link the displacement map to motion vectors rather than just colors and brightness values. I know AE recognizes motion ...
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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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Animating stills in After Effects

I did a short corporate composition that used alot of stills. I animated alot of the stills by zooming in and out and panning across. Pretty basic. I have trouble with unexpected movements when I ...
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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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rendering video with Adobe After Effects

I bought an effect on Videohive (http://videohive.net/item/classic-music-visualizer-/13342497), and create a 1h long video with music and picture in background. I'm trying to render this video, but ...
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Blending Mode Options Missing After Effects

I'm trying to change my blending mode on After Effects CC 2015, but I have no options on certain layers. Only 2 of my layers have options to change the blending mode. How do I change it so all of my ...
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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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Collapse Transformation and Layer Styles (bug)

AE 2017.2 Release. I'll try to be as clear as possible: I create a comp with two text layers: I precompose those two text layers and set Nested Comp's Opacity to 30%: In Nested Comp I apply Bevel ...
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How can i open circumference of circle as straight line in After Effects?

I would like to create an animation to open circumference of a circle as a straight line exactly. I am currently learning After Effects and i have some idea about it but i could not do it. It is ...
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Dealing with dropped frames in background plate when doing keyframe animation in After Effects

I am working on a video which includes some dropped frames ever so often. When a frame dropped, it repeated the previous frame sometimes 2 or 3 times. I am overlaying many objects on this video, and ...
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How to decrease resolution from 1920x1080 to 720?

I have After Effects CC running on Windows 10. I have this template with resolution of 1920x1080. After rendering with this resolution my video player keeps on buffering, possibly because the ...
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Masks, layers, solids or multi composition to solve my problem?

I hope that you can first understand my problem ..then suggest me on how to do... I am doing 3D VR videos. in AE i put the 2 footage (Left and Right eye) cut/paste/edit/render etc is not a problem... ...
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After Effects Reusable Models and Rigs

I just started learning AE and video editing in general. My purpose is to animate 2d characters. I have not found an explanation online possibly because I'm not using the right terms. It seems very ...
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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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Audio level goes up and down in rendered output [After Effects]

I render my AE project using Media Encoder, but when I check the output, its audio level clearly changes and go up at some parts and down on other parts! and its not consistent at all. The thing is ...
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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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Proper time stretch in After Effects for multiple layers

So when I stretch the two chosen layers, they do stretch together, but the collision point shifts so I need to correct it manually. How can I simultaneously change the length of the layers without ...
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After Effects Expression, layer not found or missing

I'm using a plugin called Duik 15 to rig a character to turn the right arm into an IK controller, and it has produced an expression that is unable to find one of my layers. I'm not sure why it's not ...
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Video blurry after dragging it to composition

I am having an issue with a video that I am adding effects to. The video is clear when I import it, but when I drag it on to a composition, it gets blurry.
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how to animate dots in sequence

I'm new to After Effects and wondering how that's possible to animate opening for this map so each dot appears individually? I know how to make the opening using the mask but it shows the edges while ...
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target edge of null object rather than centre

I'm a total newbie to After Effects, and I've been trying to follow this tutorial to create an animated callout: Youtube Advanced Callout The relevant bit is about 9:00 - 11:30 in the video... I've ...
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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 do I change the length of the timeline of the composition to only be as long as my video footage?

How do I reduce the length on the Time Ruler in order to make the composition shorter in duration?
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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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Particles flowing around an masked area

I want Particular in After Effects to animate a flow of particles moving from left to right and bouncing into the perimeter of the mask space around the EXPO logo. Is this possible to create in ...
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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 ...