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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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What are some Best Camera Settings for Recording for Chroma Keying and which color of cloth reflects least green color?

I am recording footage for my music video and I am using chroma keying for eliminating the green screen and changing the background of my video. I am using After Effects CC 14 video production/...
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After effects | How do I copy an image source from layer to another programatically?

My comp setup is as follows: - layer 1: image - layer 2: duplicated from layer one I'm looking for an expression or any other method (Could be a plugin recommendation) so when I change the image of ...
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After Effects: Detect if Lines are Intersecting

I have two lines (The lines are imaginary, i have two Nulls as endpoints for each line) I want a fifth Null two appear where the lines intersect. I have used this code so far: p1 = thisComp.layer("...
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Is it possible to modify a single precomp instance via scripting?

The Setup - PreComp1 -- PreCompLayer1 --- simpleRectangleLayer - Main Timeline -- layer1 --- [PreComp1] -- layer2 --- [PreComp1] Question Using only scripting is it possible to modify the inside ...
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Screenshot - what is this on my layer?

I followed a similar process of precomposing a number of layers but the last time it gave me something I hadn't seen yet and I'm trying to understand what happened. In the image you see a green bar ...
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edit after effects projects with aerender and extend script

I want to edit after effects project (.aep file) with aerender. i used this command aerenderer -project E:/AE/template.aep -comp Example -output E:/AE/video.avi to render .aep file to .avi and ...
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How to make a dolly effect?

I was watching vertigo last night which is directed by alfared hitchcock and I saw some scenes in which he used 'dolly effect' I was wondering how do you make that effect?
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How do I adjust things in 3d in after effects

I have multiple layers I now wish edit them in 3 dimensions. So I check the 3d layer attribute, but I still cant move the elements in that layer. In a youtube video (7:45) i have been following, when ...
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After Effects: Jagged edges on shape layer and white borders in general

The two white shapes are virtually the same but on different layers in picture 1. I don't know why I'm getting these jagged edges on one of them. I've already toggled 'quality and sampling' but it ...
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how to move these bottom line under scooter in after effects

I have this lines in illustrator and imported whole art as layers and i want to animate these lines like above animation.is there any other way to make things easy i had imported ai file as layers and ...
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Inverted colour on output using Adobe Media Encoder

I created an animation in AE, rendered it as a .MOV file, the video looks great, however the file size was huge and I saw that the recommended codec used to reduce file size is h.264 mp4. So i ...
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Keep fixed symbol on a source text linked expression

I have a text layer (property: Source Text) connected to a slider control, in the way that the slider goes from 0 to 40 and the text layer simply follows the same amount. Now, I want to have a fixed ...
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How to create this effect?

In most of the official screen-recorded Adobe CC tutorials, they use a [bubble kinda popping up] effect as in the screenshot below. Video link How could I recreate this effect in Adobe Premiere or ...
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How to zoom and pan a video fluidly

I have a video that I would like to zoom in/out and pan to keep my subjects centered. I tried to do this by splitting the video and cropping the individual segments, however that will be too choppy. I ...
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2000 hours to render/encode 45 minute video, what machine should I build to make this manageable?

I shot 45 minutes of stereo VR footage (6400x6400 frame size, 29.97 fps) and after adding color correction, rotation, adaptive de-noise and re-sharpen I got 2000 hours estimate to render and encode to ...
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Need a good resource for exclusively Cinema 4D Lite tutorials

Are there any good training video sets that are exclusively for Cinema 4D Lite (the version that comes for free with Adove CC 2018?) I keep finding tutorials that appear to be for C4D Lite, then ...
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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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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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Automating a large series of significantly similar clips in After Effects?

I'm not sure how to phrase the question: I'm taking on a project for remembrance day; we're doing a video for the honour roll. Someone is going to be reading the honour roll while a band plays and a ...
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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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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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How can I do Camera Tracking of turnaround Camera Shot?

Hope you are doing well. I am working on a Slow Motion Video in which Camera is rotating around a person on a dolly. I want to do 3D Camera Tracking of this Shot. I have tried it Using Adobe After ...
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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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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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Video to Lens Flare on After Effects

I am editing this after effects template. Two flares are there in the package as two separate videos. How do I use them in the video? When I add like this, it shows only the flare without background ...
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Continuously rasterize changes the position of a line

I'm editing an incredibly complex template I've bought. I want to zoom in deeply on a line in the composition. Now this line will turn into a blurry mess without 'continuously rasterize' turned on. ...
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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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Why does this clip go green and how do I fix it?

I have a 4k clip in after effects, in which I have used the Keylight effect. The shot looks like this (I have to blur the face for privacy reasons): Anyway, but in some frames, towards the end of the ...
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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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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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How are “year in review” videos rendered?

After viewing a Strava.com year in review/recap video, I asked myself how they're able to generate those videos automatically. I know Facebook does it as well, and Google too, I think. These videos ...
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How is this basic 3D animation template created?

I found this "3D Character Template" which can be used in after effects: https://videohive.net/item/martin-3d-character-man-presentermanager-product-promotion/6886216?s_rank=52 How can I make these ...
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How to recreate this motion?

Recently saw this motion graphics on Instagram which reveals a Malayalam letter. I assume it is created using After Effects. How could I create something similar like this?
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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 expand stroke width in one direction

am trying to scale the stroke width of a shape in AE in only one direction instead of all direction equally. Please assist
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I want to find video effect

I need a video effect to show a big count of video on my youtube channel. I want to show a grid of small 64 videos (or more). The camera will start with one video in the center and will be moving ...
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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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Animation from bottom to center, then rotate to 45°

Tell me that I'd better use. From below, a diamond should emerge and be placed in the center. then it turns by 45° and increases in size and becomes a square. I created layers in Photoshop. on one - a ...
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Transverse Waves in After Effects

I'm trying to create a transverse wave in Adobe after effects, much like: To start off, I've got a Water World animation going, but it's obviously not the type of ...
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How do you do the vlog style cuts? Im new and dont know the name of the effect.

So, im new to video editing, im about to start vlogging. I notice on vlogs theres an effect, its like some one talking, sitting in a chair, seems like when they switch points when theyre talking, ...
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Fast blur is marked as Legacy in CC 2018. What's the best (and/or fastest) equivalent to use now?

Fast blur is marked as Legacy in CC 2018. What's the best (and/or fastest) equivalent to use now?
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Masking Radio Waves in After Effects

I created a mask around one part of a radio wave in after effects, to hide that part of the wave. However, when I lowered the opacity of the mask, that left part of the wave doesn't disappear. I've ...
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Creating wave interference in After Effects

I want to create a wave interference in Adobe After Effects, such as . I've already started with a radio wave, as shown below. However, I'm not sure how to a) Make the ...
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Applying identical keyframes to identical objects w/variation

I have the following animation, in which a ball goes from the flashlight to the end of the frame. However, how do I create multiple iterations of this animation, except with the ball following the ...
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Adding AO render pass in After Effects

I am compositing a modeled sea scene in AE. Here's what I have: Adding in my AO layer gives nice strong shadows as shown: However it also covers my blue sea (primarily an AE 4color background).... ...
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Seamless transitions

In this GoPro HERO3 ad, they use what looks like almost seamless transitions. To me it looks too smooth to be just some hard transitions. Can anyone tell me how to mimic this effect? I use After ...
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How long does it take to write a script

I am doing a project in my summer holidays, where I want to produce 2 - 3 youtube clips where people should learn something. I need volunteers for this, writing the scripts, searching the content, ...
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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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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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.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 ...