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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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Physics and Chemistry Animations in After Effects

Are there any plugins/physics simulation engines other than Newton that will be useful for creating Physics and Chemistry content in After Effects?? For example, if I have a requirement to create the ...
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What happens if we put 10bpc video in 8bpc composition?

What information are lost if we put a 10-bit video in an 8bpc composition in After Effects? I'm looking for a technical explanation. Because at least they look same to naked eyes.
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changing this code to check for a collision from a specific layer

I got this code from motionscript and I would like to change it to check a specific layer instead of all the layers for a collision. Maybe within the function checklayers() and then there's the if ...
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After Effects: controlling slider in ExtendScript

I'm newbie in After Effects. I've learned how to control slider from expressions. Now I need to get value of slider in script (jsx/extendscript). How can I achieve that? I've tried (in *.jsx): var a =...
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Strike through text After Effects CS6

In most Adobe CS6 apps, the character palette has a strikethrough button. In After Effects CS6, this seems to be missing. Is there a way to do strikethrough in After Effects CS6. Most the tutorials ...
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How to create a blinking effect in After Effects CC?

What I want to do is simple conceptually, but I am just not having success with actually doing it. I am creating a short video snippet in After Effects, as part of a larger presentation. The video is ...
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Frame stacking effect in After Effects

If I have a locked-off camera filming an athlete moving through the frame, how could I stack the frames so that every new frame of movement was layered on top of the next? Assuming the background ...
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After Effects: Images on whole pixel still blurry edges

I am jsut working on a new After Effects Project. I have a bunch of images I am working with and I just wondered, why the edges of images are so blurry. First I thought it might have something to do ...
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After affects transition help

I need to do a transition that puts random circles that expand over a video but each circle needs to start at random times. Does anyone know the best way to achieve this?
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Waving flag in After Effects from vector

Could anyone provide some insight on how to go about animating a vector flag (such as the one pictured below) to wave in the wind. Simultaneously, how could also animate what's "printed" on the flag ...
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How to apply track mattes to multiple layers?

I want to create a track matte/mask that is applied to multiple layers. The layers should not be precomposed! How could I achieve this, that I can just change the matte shape and this is reflected to ...
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Launch a AfterEffects rendered in background with cmd update

I am trying to find scripting code that allows me to open a CMD in Windows and lauch AE render of the current project queue in background. Also, if possible, to get the output back in that cmd ...
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Loss of quality in after effects 3D layer

I have a 2D image layer that looks great as a 2D layer. Both .png and .eps files are (near) pixel perfect. However when I convert the layer to 3D, there is a massive loss in quality. Is there a ...
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Any tutorials on how to animate a vector hand

seem too be able to find every other body part except a hand animation tutorial im looking to create a vector animation of a hand performing a pinch and zoom action
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Chromakey (Green Screen) Best Practices in Adobe After Effects

I've been doing green screen in iMovie (and it works surprisingly well!), but I'm downloading Adobe Creative Cloud tonight for my new PC. I'd appreciate any "best practice" suggestions for using the ...
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Scrolling the panel in After Effects

I'm on windows using After Effects CS6. I'm new to this software and am having a problem scrolling the window vertically or horizontally, Where is the scroll bar? Alternatively I'm trying to scroll ...
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Save frame with current camera angle

I'm an absolute noob to After Effects. I'm not using it for video. I just want to use the 3D ray tracing to get a single image. I've created the 3D image, set the lighting I want and have a camera ...
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After effects: Moving text along 3D path

After Effects beginner here. The effect I'm after is where text is appearing from behind an object. So far, I'm using the position and rotation parameters. But the text is rigid. I found something ...
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After Effects - How do I create animated coding

Are there any tutorials on how to create animated 'coding', where it looks like code is being typed in? I want to do something similar to this: http://footage.shutterstock.com/clip-1355773-stock-...
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How to create super smooth slow motion clips in After Effects that will be edited in Premiere Pro

I would like to make one of those 600fps slow motion clips that can are on YouTube. such as this . I know it can be done in AE but I cannot figure it out.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rotating the 3d object with the blueprint background

I have some 3d objects that I want to show using After Effects. With these objects I can create various types of extensions, like: IGS, SAT, OBJ, STL, ... I would just like to rotate them on the ...
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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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How to create a fireball effect with After Effects?

I'm working on this video, football theme. i was wondering how I can give the ball a simulation of a comet or a cannon ball? For example when a player makes a strong shot i want it to look as if it ...
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Change Output file name in AfterFX .jsx script

I am rendering a project several times, and use a script to change some of the input. However, I have not figured out how to change the name of the output file in the script. This is basically my ...
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Setting track points from Mocha to a solid makes it very small

I'm a newbie to all of this so please bare with me. I am following this tutorial. After tracking the movement with Mocha the tracking data is copied to AE. If I copy the data and past it onto a ...
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Tracking in After Effects

After tracking camera and clicking on one of the tracker points, I added "null and camera" then I attached a picture to it. So I want the picture to be steady in a place when I move my recording ...
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positioning Trapcode Particular Obscuration Layer correctly

Using Trapcode Particular, I'm trying to position an obscuration layer so that half of my particles (spherical emitter) are being seen, then I rotate it around and see the other side of the sphere of ...
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Enter the position for a guide in After Effects numerically

Is there a way to manually type the precise pixel position for a guide, instead of zooming in and dragging it to the correct position?
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Reference Request: Camera Movements

In order to produce a new logo revealing animation I was just searching the web for useful reference pages dealing with advanced camera movements. By "Camera movements" I don't mean the basic tilting, ...
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Shape dimensions in AE

It's possible to change the dimensions of a Shape in AE under Transform > Scale. But what if I want pixel values? Is it possible to change the exact pixel dimensions of a Shape w/o resorting to ...
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Why does After Effects not export with audio?

I have made a simple four second long video in After Effects and exported it only to find that it had no audio. I tried changing the file type to .MOV and re-rendered it but now the file had audio ...
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How do I fit the Comp length to a layers length in after effects?

lets sayI have a comp in after effects with one layer. The layer appears to be longer than the actual comp. Is there any shortcut to make the comp automatically fit the length of the layer? Thanks in ...
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How to find dimensions of a shape layer

I was curious how I can find the dimensions of a shape layer. The reason I need to know is because I need to scale a shape layer, but I want it to scale from the left, not from the middle. I know how ...
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How do I do this Text animation in Sony Vegas (..or AE)?

Sometimes, when I have a look at music videos, I see lyric texts coming up. They are shaped in a rectangle, with different sized words. An example is this, which I made quickly. What is this effect ...
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Is After Effects capable to show me every asset in the projects library that is NOT used in active comp?

Is it possible to delete all unused assets in the projects panel from after effects?
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After Effects: Generate floating effects (smoke, particles, plasma, light, etc)

how can I creat a effect wich can be seen in this video at 0:19 seconds? Is it generated in after effects with native effects or AE can't do this without external ...
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How to reproduce this rainbow color feedback effect in After Effects?

I'm trying to reproduce this "color feedback" effect that was popular in the 80's (thanks to the Scanimate) : This one is from the song "Earth, Wind and Fire - Let's groove" Basically it work like ...
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Speeding up workflow for creating subtitles

I'm creating a series of videos that have subtitles that appear one word at a time. My workflow gets me through about 1 minute of subtitles every 45 minutes, and I feel like there could be a faster ...
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AE: Hide object after random time

So, I've a bunch of objects inside a composition and my ideia is the following: I want to create an expression in one of them that will change the opacity of that object to 0 after a random time. ...
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Ghost position keyframes in After Effects [duplicate]

I have an animation in After Effects where I am animating a slider to move up and down at certain points. The slider should be mainly stationary, but moves occasionally in line with other actions on ...
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CPU vs. GPU in a MacPro

I'm thinking of purchasing a MacPro and I'm wondering what the performance differences would be (in a Pr/Ae workflow) between one with the 3.0GHz 8-Core processor and Dual D500 graphics cards vs. one ...
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Automatic motion blur in video editor?

Is there an alternative to the automatic motion blur in After Effects for Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas or Final Cut? I use it mainly to sync text/image animations with sound cues, however After Effects ...
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Premultiplication issue with two jpeg sequences

I have two (rgb) jpeg sequences one with the alpha information (black and white) the other one with the green screen footage. I keyed them with Keylight and they look perfect in AE before exporting. ...
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Is there a way to directly save DNG Sequences to 16bit exr Sequences in Photoshop or After Effects?

I want to prepare my Magic Lantern Raw files for Nuke. I use Photoshop to convert DNG to a 16bit tiff and then re-encode them to a 16bit exr sequence. I wish I could directly save as exr. I know i ...