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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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Vector layer is blurry if it's in composition

So the problem is -- I moved .ai file into sub-composition and then zoomed this composition inside of the main composition. And now it's blurry. I know for the vector files I can choose "Continuously ...
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Should I export all edited clips before final composition?

If I have, for example, a 1080p project in wich I have to add some 4K videos which needs to be stabilized and noise reduced. Which is the way to go? add the clip in 4k into premiere and replace it ...
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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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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 ...
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After Effects preview with decreased image quality

I have some 3-4 year old AE projects which use bigger png textures. When I created, them they looked amazing in the preview. The quality was render quality. The images were displayed as they look like ...
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Use markers in After Effects as triggers for a particular animation

I have a one precomp animations (from stocks). And I am searching for a script /expression that will automate a certain animation for my project. I have a long videos with premade subtitles srt file ...
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AE - Creating speed/motion lines?

https://gyazo.com/6cb8bcf6193716407790a11205bd060c Any idea how I can create this effect in illustrator on a (rectangle) shape? Are there any effect presets for it? The gif is from here.
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What is the word for left thirds?

There is lower thirds in which a title and sometimes, a subtitle appears. They usually appears at bottom left of the screen. However, I am looking for examples in which a speaker (or focus of object) ...
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Best render settings for broadcast/4k TV

I see a lot of tips for getting h264 renders onto web streaming sites in 4K but not much on TV. Should I just go with Animation/lossless for my “master”? seems crazy for a 22 minute program but HDD is ...
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Streamer Glow Effect: Star Trek New Generation - S.7 E.11

I was watching this episode and was amazed by the effect that they did to the streamers. How would they pull this off? I couldn't capture a picture of this but ill try to explain it. The streamers ...
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How can I make pseudo 3D movements to static PNG in AE?

I know about CC Mesh Warp and I use it to move static pictures in simple cartoon scenes, but is there anything more convenient? Like for example I need this pony to slowly sway left and right while ...
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How to achieve the “magic swipe” effect in this video?

How to achieve the "magic swipe" effect in this video (at 0:16)? https://www.facebook.com/diplycrafty/videos/1867777256617888/ Is it necessary to use After Effects? Can other open source software do ...
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Opacity depending on the layer

Is there any shortcut where I can apply a 0% opacity at the beginning of the layer and 100% opacity after 10 frames after the beginning of the layer and can do the reverse as well?
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How scale rectangle in one direction without roundness scale

Property "Size" scale rectangle in two directions, like a mirror. And "Scale" distort roundness. How scale rectangle in one direction without roundness scale without expressions?
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How to create an effect of eyes opening and closing in first person perspective when awaking from syncope?

How to create an effect of eyes opening and closing in first person perspective when awaking from syncope? AE, PR or Final Cut Pro any software is OK. How to create this effect? Or are there any ...
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How are motion graphics like this created?

A few days ago i was browsing a forum, and I came across this person's signature which was underneath their comment. I contacted them a few days ago because I was interested in how this sort of motion ...
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After Effects: Make beam effect go over end/beginning

The beam effect is a plugin in AE in which I can basically decide a "beginning" or "ending"-coordinate and AE will draw a line between these two coordinates, the line can be customized but that ...
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How to edit video like this?

How they manage to dissolve text only and not themselves?? In some videos text even go over there hands but still texts dissolves and they remains intact.. Example is in this video please go through ...
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Grouping multiple objects

I'm using After Effects cc2017 and I am wondering if it is possible to group two or more objects in order to align them to the composition? I have two graphics I wish to center. You can do this in ...
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How do I make this object orbit around the center without making it turn

I have this atom that I want to animate in after effects (yes I know you have more than one electron in carbon, but that's not the point). I want this electron to orbit around the middle of the atom. ...
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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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What technique is used: Falling Whistles video

Off topic question, but I'm wondering is there a name for the technique being used in this Falling Whistles: Be a Whistleblower for Peace video? It has a stop motion animation feel to it. Link: https:...
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Adobe After Effects how can you create a distorted line moving along a video / picture? Example given in desc

Saw this on youtube and i would really appreciate if if anyone could explain to me how to do it- The youtube video is below and the distorted libne is in the intro: ...
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Are there any PaaS where I can run AE?

I have an app where we allow users to create videos by choosing an After Effects template and modifying the text, images, etc. We run AE on a windows server which renders the final video. For other ...
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How to import SVG file into After Effects

I am trying to import an SVG animated file to an After Effects project. It is not importing right now, so are there any solutions or any alternate ways to do that?
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How to upscale a 480p video to a 1080p with minimal quality loss?

I have a ripped DVD that I want to have digitally upscaled to 1080p. I have access to the editing software Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. I know Premiere is able to upscale when exporting, but ...
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Reproducing speed graph curve outside of After Effects

I used After Effects recently to design easing for objects in an interactive graphic I'll be programming. For example, I animated a square's position and mask using the standard eases in the graph ...
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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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How do I keep from losing the color when I “Convert Shapes from Vector Layer” in AfterEffects?

I often design everything in Illustrator, then import the file into AfterEffects as a composition, apply "Convert Shapes from Vector Files" to each layer so that I am working with vector, and then ...
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Can I add markers in After Effects without stopping the playback?

Is there a way to add a marker without stopping the playback? I need to mark some specific times while the sequence is playing.
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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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Make the object stay at the centre of the video

I have a video with person moving around. But I need to make it so that the camera focuses on the person and ultimately the person stays in the center of the shot.
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How to record a video with different background without having a green screen?

I'm wondering if there is a way to change the video background while recording with a different background , It doesn't have to be chosen by me , Just a different background . Is that's possible?
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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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Animating arcs waves

With I could create an animation using arcs in After Effects as the example of the link below. Animation I'm trying to animate only the region where the arcs are opening. In After Effects I can not ...
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How to translate face tracking offset values into a 3D null position

I want to put a 2D hat on a video clip of a person, whose head is tilting as he speaks. I can face-track the face using After Effects CC 2017. I end up with detailed tracking data, which includes ...
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How to scale a rectangle along its length in one direction while keeping the stroke fixed in after effects?

I am animating a rectangle with a stroke and would like to it scale up and down along its length in only one direction while keeping the stroke fixed. I have managed to either keep the stroke fixed ...
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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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Adobe After Effects: Scaling circle changes its movement?

Hi I have a circle that moves from A to B. During this path I want to change its size. However, when I do this, the ball suddenly goes up and is not following the path anymore. Heres a gif: How can I ...
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How to create a doted effect over the pic or video?

See this website's background. It's amazing! http://www.weblitesolucoes.com.br/ How can I create the same effect?
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Moving Multiple Layers on Timeline

This is probably a simple question, but I do not think I know the terminology to search for it. All I want to do is move the start point of multiple layers forward without changing the sequence of ...
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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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Intersecting Shapes in After Effects

I've received an aep file and there's the following thing that drives me nuts: There are obviously two overlapping shapes that where only the exclusion is filled: Nothing special so far, but there ...
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Correct workflow in Adobe Premiere for work with interlaced content

I have in input a DNxHD 120 in mov container 25fps interlaced upper field, I have to do various kind of edits, cuts, replace some pieces with after effects compositions and at the end of all the job ...
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BMD DaVinci Resolve 14.1 Studio Update : Quality of Title Text Rendering?

Does this quality now surpass what is possible using Adobe After Effects?
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Animating vectors to audio in After Effects

Hi i have the following graphic Which i want to animate to the music. I would like them to animate like traditional volume bars but have each one animate at separate levels. I have tried using ...
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Highlighting buttons in a program

Sorry if this question is out of content. I'm creating tutorials on a program where I will have to highlight the location of the buttons, their functions and make it enjoyable for anyone to watch. I ...
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how to create photos flying in to voids video effect

Lets say I have a shaped collage of photos like in below video. What I want to achieve is a small video where initially it is empty and photos fly in and fill the ...
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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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Using Premiere's essential graphics panel to create a typewriter effect

Is there a way to create a type-on typewriter effect using the Essential Graphics Panel in Premiere 2017 that does not require the user to manually keyframe each letter? This tutorial shows that ...