Questions tagged [after-effects]

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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Why do a lot of animation videos have wiggly lines?

You see this style often in animated videos, e.g. this one: The outer borders/lines of the elements sort of wiggle (for want of a better word) at a high frequency, ...
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How to get gauge with speed on video (GoPro telemetry imitation)

INTRO: I am passionate for cycling and I want to make nice clips with my action camera. I have Xiaomi YI action camera and I put it on a bar of my bike to capture ride. PROBLEM: I want to add ...
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How can I sync audio in Premiere with a comp in After Effects?

I've got a track in Premiere that's composed of a lot of screen shot stills and there's an audio track that narrates across all of them. As the narrator talks, I want to illustrate what she's saying ...
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How can I take a part of a video and chroma key only the parts that I select?

I'm not sure if this should be for photo or video, but let's say I see a part of a video that I would like to add a green background to, like chroma key, but the background isn't a solid color. Could ...
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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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Text titles like in tv shows, After Effects or another software?

I was wondering how is possible prepare some professional grade titles and graphics for broadcasts media (like the ones that you see in actual tv shows). For example when a person is presented with ...
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Continually Rasterize + Write On effect causes layer to disappear

I created a layer from Adobe Illustrator by importing an AI file into After Effects. Then I added the Write On effect and created a "grow" animation. I then clicked the "Continuously Rasterize" icon ...
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After effects position expression issue

I'm trying to make clouds move out of frame and than appear again from the other side. var vel = 100; var pInit = position.valueAtTime(0)[0]; // initial position of a cloud var tInit = (thisComp....
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Drawing a line over video that is camera tracked

Complete noob here with After Effects but I feel I am so close of achieving it yet... I am trying to draw a line using the pen tool and get this line to follow along with the camera movements. ...
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Turning off Automatic Panel Opening in After Effects

It's that wonderful time of the year again, where I scrupulously comb over my After Effects layouts culling any dead weight in terms of unnecessary plugins or panels that can be more efficiently ...
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Adobe After Effects: Keying layers based on other layers

I have 4 video streams: a color stream A1 a black and white stream A2, representing the distance of objects in the color stream A1 a color stream B1 a black and white stream B2, representing the ...
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After Effect CC - How to combine and crop videos

I have 4 videos which i want to combine it into 1 video file. Drag and drop should do the combining but i don't know how to crop it. I am new in video editing, so any suggestion or even keyword will ...
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Creating a video effect template

A friend of mine has a Gopro and something happened to the lens last weekend. We didn't realise that it was damaged and now we have a bunch of videos of our camping trip with a circular smudge looking ...
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good source of benchmarking data with project files for Premiere and After Effects

I've lately enjoyed editing videos using Premier Pro and After Effects, on my 2013 macbook air. It is painfully obvious that my macbook air was not made for this, especially when rendering in After ...
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How do I keep a pattern overlay layer effect from moving around separately when animating?

How do I keep a pattern overlay layer effect from moving around separately when I do a rotation of the object the effect is applied to in After Effects? I created this composition in Photoshop and ...
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Making background element out of a part of a video

I have this shot which has the right door color corrected to make it look dark and red : How would I go about making it part of the "background" so that when someone comes in front of it, he is not ...
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Unlink two layers after a certain time in After Effects

In After Effects, I want to have a layer (let's call it Leader) that moves and another one (let's say Follower) that is linked to the first one, so it will have the same movement, but at a specific ...
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3D object from CINEMA4D has glowing edge in After Effect

I have a composition of a video and a 3d object on it, coming from CINEMA 4D. There is a ~1 pixel wide glowing artefact around the edge of the imported 3d object. What can be the reason and how can I ...
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Pop out a shape out of another shape

How do I do a 'pop out' effect from one shape out of the other? Right now I have this: But I would like if the shape visually appeared out of the left 1. So like it stretches and then comes ...
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After effects imports different pictures to same output

I've imported 3 different pics that all are different when I look at them in Windows Explorer. However, when I put them in an After Effects composition, they all appear as the same picture. I've ...
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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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How to import 2D position data into After Effects

If I have a .csv file of x / y coordinates, representing positional data of an object in an animation, what's the easiest way to apply that to a 2D null in After Effects? Eg: Frame,Xpos,Ypos 1,33,...
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Why is YouTube and VLC making a slight but noticeable mess of my video background?

Retitling and reediting, after a few tips from Mulvya. I've got a div on my blog, with background color set to #83d3c9. Yesterday I tried creating a video on AE where the background was set to ...
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Reduce render file size in After Effects CC 2017

I'm using Adobe After Effects CC 2017 and I want to reduce the render file size. However, I Googled all day and I cannot find any for CC 2017. All of them says that change the format to H.264 but we ...
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Parent Pick Whip Not Showed On Effect Transform Keyframing

I wanted to parent the effect transform expression to the tracking motion (null object) When I saw the tutorials.. it showed me to click and drag the pick whip, but on my after effects there are no ...
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Illustrator “Release to Layers” but keep names?

Does anyone know of an Illustrator script that does a "Release to Layers", but renames the layers based on their group names? I'm sure I had one ages ago, but I can't find it now... It's very useful ...
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After Effects - Particular Rendering

I'm not really doing video production as living, just for fun. So my knowledge is very limited. In the Trapcode Particular I'm creating a particles with simple 3D emitter: Now, I only want particles ...
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AfterEffects Text Templates - Do changes Progagate to Instances in PPro

I have created a number of Live Text Template Capsule (.aecap) files from AE CC2017. And used them a number of places in multiple timelines in a Premiere project. I now need to make a tweak to ...
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After Effects CC Audio Playback not working

So I've been having this problem with my After Effects CC recently and it's actually cheesing my right off. I need to edit a frame by frame storyboard animatic and I can't edit to the sound because ...
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Setting format to H.264 in After Effects

I'm currently attempting to render a video for Youtube in Afters Effects CC 2017. However, I can not find the format option for H.264 in the output module settings. How can I find or activate this?
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AE + Photoshop| How to do phone numbers increasing effect? [Details Inside]

Hello Okay so i need help I will show you some videos and I'd love to get an answer on exactly how they got made? ...
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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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After Effect: How do I achieve the smoke effect?

I am trying to make the smoke after as seen in the picture attached. I have tried to search for the tutorials but there isn't any tutorial that teach me exactly the effect I wanted to create.
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How to achieve this “trail effect” - After Effects

I'm trying to achieve the following effect: Here is the problem: I can't achieve the effect using particles. Some of them spread and linger around. Is there a way to achieve a similar effect without ...
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Adobe Media Encoder included in After Effects Licence?

I currently have an anctive creative cloud licence, but I'm looking to slim down for a while. I actually only need After Effects and the Media Encoder at the moment. Is the Adobe media encoder ...
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What kind of laptop should I be using: Alienware or Macbook Pro? [closed]

I'm planning to buy a new laptop since my current PC(Lenovo U430) is kind of slow when it comes to gaming and video editing. My current budget is $1,000 to $1,500, after researching, I chose these ...
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Expression for inverse parenting on Y axis in after effects

I have a composition in After Effects (CS6) that contains 2 objects that are usually a set distance apart. I am looking for an expression or other method to automatically move one layer by the same ...
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Pausing two keyframes at same position then moving to next one? After Effects

I have a rectangle whose position at first keyframe-1 is (400,300) then at next keyframe-2 its (400,157) then i create another keyframe-3 with same position (400,157) after 1 sec and the final ...
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Separate all layers every “X” interval of time in After Effects

I dropped +100 images in After Effects, I would like to make a simple slideshow, and for this I have to separate/slice each layer sequentially every 5 seconds (that is the duration I want for each ...
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How do I resize the canvas of a image layer in After Effects?

I'm using After Effects CC 2017. I've imported a PNG image with transparency, then I added a simple CC Light Wipe effect: The problem is that the range of the lights produced by this effect are ...
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How do I resize a image preserving aspect ratio in After Effects?

In my compossition I imported an image, I would like to scale the image in real-time (I mean using the mouse to select the image, center it in the composition and resize it to see the results in real-...
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How do I resize a video layer (not the compossition) in After Effects?

I created a footage of 1920x1080p, then I added a video of 1280x720p in a layer, now I would like to resize the video of this layer to fit the size of my compossition. Is this possible to do without ...
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How to make an animation of light in After effects?

I need such a result, as in this image: http://i.imgur.com/7zBO1i1.gif I want to animate the light in the hand of the girl. I was looking for a video on this topic on the Internet, but found nothing. ...
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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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After Effects - How to zoom on track points

I want to mimic effects some YouTubers use where they track an object then zoom in on the object that is being tracked. An example would be someone's head moving in a frame, and it cuts to a close up ...
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After Effects Blur Effect with Mask Doesn't Go to the Edge

I'm new to After Effects and I'm trying to blur a section of a video using masks and tracking. Everything is working fine, but for some reason the blur effect (and this is the same with other effects ...
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Opacity and feather doesn't work at mask

currently I have the problem that I cant change the opacity of a mask. It's just on (1-100%) or off (0%). I noticed that the feathering doesn't work too. Here is a example picture. There are two ...
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Camera problems in After Effects

I have this problem where when I add a camera layer, my composition disappears (but only when the view mode is set to Active Camera). How can I fix it? I also have problems zooming in on just a part ...
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After Effects slow animation

I f****d up and changed the framerate of my AE preview because the project began taking its toll on my computer, mistakenly thinking that this will increase performance. However I sadly had to notice (...
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Different transform options of shape layers

When dealing with shape layers, you get 2 transform options. One is inside Group sublayer and the other is just plain transform. This image shows what I mean: When should I use Transform Group and ...