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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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NVidia GTX 180 Composition Display Issues in After Effects and Premier Pro

I have a new NVidia GTX 180 (latest drivers) which is one of the latest high end releases in the GPU market. The problem is I'm experiencing the following issues in the composition(viewport) windows ...
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Bad yet good framerate after exporting through Media Encoder

Lately, I've been getting a weird issue with my Media Encoder exports. I usually import 2 files through After Affects CC: an "intro" one and the main movie, both at lossless quality, and export the ...
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Animating between mask paths in After Effects

This is a continuation of a previous question where I asked how to animate a waving flag drawn in Illustrator. I received a really useful answer from @poor and I've followed it as closely as I could ...
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Centered motion tracking with Mocha AE/Pro and After Effects?

I haven't been able to figure out yet how I get stabilized footage from mocha Pro to After Effects. I start a new project, import my footage and am able within mocha Pro to get a nice motion tracking ...
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How to track zoom location?

I'm trying to track an object. How can I keep the tracked object centered when I zoom? I have After Effects and Premiere Pro, but I prefer a Premiere Pro solution if it's possible. It's much faster ...
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What's beneficial about temporal auto Bezier keyframes over continuous Bezier keyframes?

From what understand, a temporal auto Bezier keyframe automatically re-adjusts both of its direction handles whenever a neighboring keyframe is moved somehow and the influences of both of its incoming ...
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Character animation. Linking child and parent layers in After Effects using Duik 16

I am currently attempting to animate a character using Duik 16 but I am having trouble linking some of the body parts so they stay connected. I imported an illustrator layered file into After Effects ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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Overlays and local ad insertion for live streaming

I have an event coming up and i am only broadcasting on youtube via OBS,i want to have overlays(the person who is on stage name appearing from the bottom) and locally stored sponsored ads to the ...
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How do I align a multi-layered cartoon character in After Effects?

I selected all the layers of the character and opened the align panel and pressed vertical and horizontal alignment but the eyes, shadows and all the inner features of the character get aligned too ...
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Is possible to pass variables from premiere to after effect compositions?

One of the latest features put inside AE & PR 2017 is the Live Text Edits.. In short you can mark an after effect composition as template and then all the texts inside that composition will be ...
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How can I remove a spotlight effect from a MP4 captured from Youtube?

I want to fix a youtube video by capturing it an removing the spotlight effect. its a bright spot in the middle of the frame. I captured it as an MP4. How can I fix it?
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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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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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Best workflow for working with mattes in After Effects

I love working with alpha / luma mattes in After Effects. Creating that kind of composition should be a piece of cake, but it is incredibly difficult because there is no real good way to work with ...
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Expressions: Data-generated After Effects Graphic using CSV file?

Is there a way to read a CSV file or spreadsheet containing dates in timecode in one column and data in another column, then use the time/date to pair with footage to display the corresponding data? ...
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Automated rendering in after effects

I have a project with a temporary audio file. I use Soundkeys from Trapcode to create a visualizer. I need to render the project automatically and change the audio file to some other file every time, ...
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How can I remove the timer of the preview screen?

How can I remove timer from the lower center of the preview screen (circled in red) of adobe after effects?
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How to render own view instead of Active camera in after effects

How can I render my own View Eigene Ansicht 1 instead of the Active Camera Aktive Kamera in Adobe After Effects? Take a look at the picture to understand my question. My problem is, if I render my ...
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export a video from Blender with alpha channel

I have a problem exporting a video from Blender (Cycles Render) with Alpha Channel. Generally it's a scene with sailplane flying about a camera positioned near to the floor. In addition to this it is ...
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Selecting a Layer and Keyframes without using Marquee Tool in AE

If I have a layer with some keyframes like this: When I click on it, it highlights just the layer, obviously. My question is, how can I select the keyframes under it WITHOUT using the Marquee Tool: ...
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Overlapping shapes pixelated in final export

I have some issues with Adobe AE, in rendered video (on monitor inside AE it's ok). In the composition I have one shape overlapping the other one. However, the edge of the shape on top is pixelated. ...
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Imported sequence from Premiere Pro CS6 missing shots once in AE CS6

I am importing a sequence from Premiere Pro into After Effects (by clicking on Import -> Premiere Pro), but there's a very annoying gap in A.E. where shots haven't been imported. Here's the Premiere ...
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No Audio in RAM Preview on a 60fps Composition

I encountered a bizarre problem with Adobe After Effects CC 2015: whenever I try to reproduce a RAM preview of my composition, I can't hear audio and this problem occurs only with composition set up ...
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Overshoot expression: Consider variable text width

I have a lower third which resizes to the length of text. Now I want to make a overshoot effect. But.. I have no idea where to put the length of the text into the expression. This is expression ...
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Audium spectrum as particel emitter - After Effects

I'm playing around with audio reaction in After Effects and I'm trying to create an audio spectrum, that acts as a particle emitter. So the bars not only jump up when that frequency is present, but ...
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How to create a seamless loop in AE without a dissolve or crossfade?

I am a beginner AE user and a much more proficient Ps user. Can I somehow duplicate the comp and lower opacity of the top one and move the bottom one on the timeline to manually line up frames so ...
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After Effects - No preview window after reopening my project

I just reopened my project and in all compositions that have 3D layers the preview is gone: It looks like a bug to me but maybe I'm missing something? ps: don't mind the lack of timeline, it's on a ...
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Different outputs from one comp

Coming from a node based editor, I am trying to find the best way to export multiple outputs from a single AE comp. For example, in my comp, I have 3-4 different masks that's applied to overall comp....
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I'm having trouble with using a NAS with After Effects

Rendering files to my After Effects project from the NAS does not work. Also importing DNG files is not working. After Effects seems to be not able to write on the disk. The NAS is connected in a MAC ...
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How to rotate a group of 2D layers around the midpoint in one axis only?

I have lots of point light layers aligned as a vertical line. Now I'd like to distribute the 2D-light-layers along an ellipse into the 3D space (probably the z-axis). How could I do this, without ...
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How to let the path of a composition shine to parent layer?

I added some point lights that form a letter. Then I added an optical flare (AE plugin FX) with source type "track lights" to get light dots from the light layers. This works fine and looks as ...
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How to distribute layers along a path?

Is it possible to "distribute" layers along a path? I want to create lights along a text stroke path. I could of course align like 200 light layer elements on the path of the text letters manually. ...
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Why does After Effects shear my last frame in a loop?

Following the short tutorial here to make a loop in After Effects using time remapping and the loopOut() expression I encountered some odd behaviour. In the tutorial it is mentioned that when this ...
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How to preserve new audio when importing Premiere projects into After Effects?

I am working on a project in Adobe Premiere consisting of many small clips. For some of the clips I replaced the audio by unlinking the original videoclip from the original audioclip, cutting the ...
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Blending Mode in 3D layer does't work

I just created a 3D layer in AE but once I'm trying to use the blend modes like Overlay, Screen, Pin Light, it didn't changed.
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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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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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Using responsive design intro/outro in the essential graphics panel with after effects template

I'd like to build a name strap using the Essential Graphics panel in Premiere. The strap needs some masking on the text to reveal it, so I (think) I need to use After Effects to mask the text. But ...
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Is there a way to mesh-warp downwards?

What I want to do is, to animate a pressing of a perfume spray top. But since mesh warp only works in X and Y axes, I cannot do it in the traditional way. So, is there a way to do that?
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After Effects: How to set Output Folder/Location for Media Encoder Rendering

Looking to setup AE so that when I export Using the Media Encoder Render Queue, it uses an "Output" folder for all of it's rendering, and temporary AE render files and folders. Right now, when I ...
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After Effects- 3D text on a path - Times Square News Ticker

I have a video clip of the News Ticker on Times Square. In after Effects, I want to put my own text on the ticker, conforming to the curved surface. I'm really close, but need just a little more info ...
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How can I create an animating GIF 2D illustration in 3D?

How can I create any 2D animation to do this type of animation? What programs can I use? I have AfterEffects and Cinema4D. I am not too well-versed in these platforms. It would be great if you can ...