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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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Open Source Software to open .aep file?

I've an envato subscription and have access to .aep files but don't have adobe after effects. I want to do a company video using the .aep but don't want to have to purchase AE for the edit. Are ...
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Simple Transition Effects for Short Video or GIF

I'm pretty new to creating GIFs and video effects so please excuse my ignorance. I searched for 2-3 hours for a simple tutorial on this but it is difficult to find. Would anyone know how I can do ...
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After Effects: How to achieve this pattern effect?

I recently stumbled upon the following animation: Now how would you try to achieve this within After Effects?
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How to locate right anchor point location while making infinite zoom effect GIF?

I need to make something like this in After Effects. Now, it would have been easy if the zoom effect origin was in the center, but I need it on some other point, so the borders of the billboard (see ...
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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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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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Automated speech to text layer subtitles in After Effects

Hi I have a video in After Effects that I want to add subtitles as text layers. Previously I have been typing them out manually. Does anyone know of a way to either automate the subtitling process or ...
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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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After Effects script to split video into multiple clips from list of in and out points?

Is it possible to create a script to split a video into multiple clips, from a list on in and out times? I'm open to using something like CompCode as well as native AE scripts. Ideally this would ...
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How to animate? Dripping/melting shape

I wish to animate this logo. As first the rectangles appear (already figure out with shape masks and track matte) But then I want to make the "paint" drip off it and I can't figure out what method I ...
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How to switch to camera view on After effects?

unable to rotate my camera because i don't know how to switch to camera view :'D
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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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Create a random number each second

In After Effects I am trying my hands at this and would like to add a random number between 45 and 55 in the upper right corner, which should change each second. If I ...
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How to Fix Warp Stabilizer Incorrect Rotation

I am using Warp Stabilizer on some footage and it's almost perfect but there's a random erroneous rotation in the middle. Is there a way I can fix this manually, maybe go into the keyframes or ...
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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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Can you put in and animate 3D models in After Effects exactly like in this video?

From 1:25 to 1:30. I want to do something like in this video where the 3D models of candies float up, swirl around together, shoot out to the viewer, and then land softly on a pile of itself. I was ...
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How to change the font and color on multiple keyframes at once | Adobe After Effects

Hey there i ran into a small problem creating a video and I haven't used any video editing software before so i am lost right now and i have no idea on how to solve my problem which problem goes like ...
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Cloud Rendering for AE [on hold]

I've done some editing in the past with AE. But I'm really far from knowing the industry and how real work get done. I know, there is a company acquired by Google called Zync. Which allow us to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to add easing to a looping, time remapped precomp in After Effects?

I have a 1 second precomp that is a rotating wheel using LoopOut(). Using Time Remap this animates during my entire main composition which is about 20 seconds. I'd like to include an ease in so that ...
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AE Counter Expression (0.0M views)

I'm trying to work out a counter that simply goes like: 2.5M views At the moment I've got this expression working along with a Slider Control: var num = effect("Slider Control")("Slider") num = ...
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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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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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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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How to slow down a typography effect in after effects?

I'm using Adobe After Effects 2014 and I have got a royalty-free template of a typography effect. And it's really fast, I want to increase the duration of the effect(when the text is in focus in the ...
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Can you keep the edges of vector elements smooth past 100% zoom in After Effects?

I often make animations in After Effects that use vector resources made in Illustrator. Often times, I need as much accuracy as I can get, to align anchor points to the center of rotating elements ...
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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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Auto-Orient to Camera creates unwanted Z orientation

I have eight icons arranged in a circle, a Null object in the centre, and a camera that's parented to the Null. Each icon is set to be a 3D layer, and Auto-Oriented towards the camera. The camera is ...
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Is it possible to track continue motion tracking on another point in After Effects CC?

I have green screen footage and have about 4 points on the green screen but sometimes the actor moves and hide the points. He will hide all point but not at the same time. Is it possible to motion ...
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What is algebraic effect of transforms in Adobe After Effects Keyframe Data file?

I want to write software which peforms a pan, zoom, rotate, and resample on a 3840x2160 input video, yielding a 960x540 output video. I have an keyframe data file, exported from Adobe After Effects, ...
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How to make flickering white spots and moving effects in After Effect

I want to know how to make those particle-like spots and you see the transparent effects and the fast moving text? I want to know what that effect is called and how to make it. Please help me!(Please ...
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After Effects Radio Waves FX Initial Size

My business partner and I are working on our company's portfolio, we decided to add some animations in order to make it more fun. We are really new to After Effects but we both learn quickly and we ...
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Viewing mesh outline in After Effects

In the tutorial I am viewing online, the teacher is able to view the mesh outline without the mesh triangles by selecting the mesh in the effects list within the layer. Its unclear even from putting ...
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After Effects CS6 Problem

I try to render with After Effects CS6. I have a weird problem. Here render result: Sometimes, it's show some old frames as you see in video. Here normal video (...
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.mov file is not playing video in After Effects

I've recorded 7 videos yesterday. All recorded on a Canon 5D Mark III. The files are playing fine from Finder and Quicktime. But when I import them to After Effects, only one of them is not playing ...
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Controlling animation presets programmatically

Is there a way to control whether or not an animation preset it applied to an item programmatically through After Effects? Let's say, for example, I have some sample text, that just says "hello world"...
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How do I apply effects to a layer at its current resolution (scaled up by the layer's scale property) instead of its original resolution?

I'm a sprite animator in Adobe After Effects. For example, I want to be able to skew a layer, but because this image is very small on its own, when I scale up its scale property and then skew it ...
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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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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 - EG Template: Of 2 keyframes I only want to change the 2nd in EG, help!

I'm trying to create a new Essential Graphics template in After Effects. I have an animation (at its most basic, it's a rectangle that expands from a set, small size to - hopefully! - a user defined ...