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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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How to render MP4 using After Effects Script with Adobe Media Encoder

I can add my composition to Adobe Media Encoder Queue using below command app.executeCommand(3800); Now how i can render it from Adobe Media Encoder using render command like this aerender -project ...
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Black title changes colour when exporting MXF ???

Been asked by client to export in MXF format. Never done that before (worked within PP with MXF, just never exported to that). At the end of the ad I've made a very simple after effects title/call to ...
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One Frame Flash

In Scott Pilgrim VS The World there is this three frame sequence: The second frame seems to be actually lit much more, not just made brighter by an After Effects adjustment layer. How was this ...
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After Effects - Recreate a “distortion” or a special Radial Blur effect / Slowly pitch sound down

I would like to re-create an effect from the game Dishonored. The FX happens when I teleport or when I slow down time, the screen gets some radial blur and a strange kind of distortion at the edges. ...
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Invalid DICT array size (83::2) in After Effects

What does the error "After Effects error: invalid DICT array size (83::2)" mean? Is this a serious problem? How can I fix it?
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Simulate parenting, (or un-parent) in after effects

I have a flat layer in AE that is parented to another flat object in 3D space (both are .ai files). The trouble is when I export to Cinema 4D Lite, the motion of the parented object is not the same ...
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Import .flac to after effects cs6

How can i import a simple .flac audio file to After Effects ? I didn't find one single plugin/presets and answer at adobe site.
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Superimposing 2d photoshop cartoon into video footage

I am using after effects and I want to place a drawing of a character behind a person in the video footage to make it look like the character is standing in the distance behind the person in the film. ...
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How to achieve the short particle bursts in this gif?

I've tried to create the short bursts similar to this gif but I can't seem to get the exact effect. I'm using particle world in after effects. Another problem I'm running into is the texture has some ...
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How to bring a SketchUp Animation into After Effects

I made a simple animation in SketchUp and am trying to bring it into After Effects. When I do the AVI is all black in Footage and Composition. Reading around it sounds like the most common issue is ...
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How do you get the highest quality type in After Effects?

I'm a complete beginner to After Effects and Premier Pro. When I typed directly into After Effects and then did a "Best Settings" render my text looks a bit pixelated. Is this the best quality AE can ...
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How did they make the nice moving shots in this video?

https://prismic.io/ - has a very nice explainer video and I was wondering how they made the nice "tilted" sliding effect on the screencast video? Also... how are they making the video being focused on ...
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Automate turning on and off Twixtor effect in After Effects

While using Twixtor in After Effects, you can automate the speed of the clip by manipulating the "Speed %" under "Output Control". Now, since there's no good way to do time-remapping natively in After ...
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Why does After Effects not enable me to work with 60FPS?

For a short student film, I'd like to be able to work with shots that are 60FPS. For some reason I dont see this option:
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How to export footage and burn a 16:9 PAL DVD for playback on television

I have searched everywhere and consulted many people yet no one seems to know how to solve this problem. I have created a large project in After Effects in 16:9 format: 1280x720 Square Pixels ...
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Auto-Orient, Wrong Rotation on Last Keyframe in After Effects

I have an issue with the Transform | Auto-orient option. I does work in general but at the very last keyframe the object's rotation changes apruptly. How can I avoid that? I am using After Effects ...
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Creating the Star Trek warp effect in After Effects

I am trying to figure out how to create the effect of going into warp from the Star Trek tv shows like The Next Generation and so forth - the one where the ship stretches forward, blurs a bit and then ...
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Animate a Slider With Json File Import?

So let me explain, I have a json file with numbers and the duration of how long each number should be displayed which is 4 seconds. I want the slider to show the first number (which is 1,000) and 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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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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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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Auto-Orient to Camera creates unwanted Z orientation

I have eight icons arranged in a circle, a Null object in the centre, and a camera that's parented to the Null. Each icon is set to be a 3D layer, and Auto-Oriented towards the camera. The camera is ...
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Animating particles with collision avoidance?

I need to drive a large number of small 2D cars around on screen in a fairly random fashion... I have the Trapcode Suite. I'd really like them not to overlap each other. What's the easiest way to ...
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Dealing with dropped frames in background plate when doing keyframe animation in After Effects

I am working on a video which includes some dropped frames ever so often. When a frame dropped, it repeated the previous frame sometimes 2 or 3 times. I am overlaying many objects on this video, and ...
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Adobe AE with Element3D to work with Intel Graphics

I use Element3D most of the time when I edit videos, however, there's a problem. This Adobe After Effects Plugin works with NVIDIA GeForce Palit 210 1GB but I didn't use the graphics card because it ...
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large px sized comp not rendering in after effects

19000x40 sized comp (for sports stadium) won't render in after effects. It 'looks' like it's rendering, but the resulting QT mov file is black. What could be some of the problems here? How can I fix ...
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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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Reveal entire layer in after effects with mask partial overlap

I'm looking for a way to reveal my entire layer when a portion of my mask covers the layer. I have a composition with multiple individual layers, that I want to reveal with a set matte. However lets ...
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Morph between 100 portraits

I`m looking for a workflow to morph between 100 portrait photos without animating every single transition in After Effects. Are there any tools to achieve this automaticly ?
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AE - Composition video file/layer missing audio

In my case, I'm working with a file that does have audio, confirmed in the RAM preview and other checks mentioned above, however, I noticed after rendering, the first video file ha no audio (not even ...
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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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How long should the maximum length of an exr sequence be? [closed]

I'm wondering if there is a maximum length for an exr image sequence or an image sequence in general. In After Effects I'm having trouble to load long exr image sequences The Image sequence is ...
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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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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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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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AE Error : Imager Buffers exceed internal limits. Decrease the memory requirements for the rendering of this frame. (12804)

I'm kinda new to AE and having a weird issue while trying to render a 1920x1080 Composition. After rendering about 10seconds, i get the following error: I've checked all of my objects and i have no ...
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Cleaning tracked keyframes in After Effects

I'm new to After Effects and played with Mocha for After Effects a bit (which is v.easy to pick up) and was wondering: If I have a bunch of dense set of keyframes as a result of tracking, is there an ...
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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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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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How to align a shape to stick to another in AE?

I'm new to After Effects but I did some work with Photoshop in the past. I'm trying to create a diamond with AE (and make a gif later so it rotates). To be super clear - I'm trying to convert the ...
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How to enlarge/zoom into a specific area in After Effects

This may be a simple question but I can't find the answer anywhere online. I have a psd image of a desk with different object on it including paperwork. I want to be able to enlarge/zoom into ...
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Video blurry after dragging it to composition

I am having an issue with a video that I am adding effects to. The video is clear when I import it, but when I drag it on to a composition, it gets blurry.
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How to change the pace of imported mov video clip in after effects

Sorry for noob question or a possible duplicate. We got a .mov inside a AE project. What we are trying to do is change the tempo of this so duration isn't 4 sec for example, but instead cause our ...
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How to move a layer only in one direction?

Is it possible to just move a layer along one axis, eg x? I need to move many layers individually in a 3D space, but only along one axis. It would be much quicker if I could lock all axis but one, ...
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Why is my Time Ruler in After Effects displaying seconds like this?

I know that Cmd clicking on the time stamp in the left corner alternates between frames and seconds, but why are my seconds displayed like this? every other screen of the app I've seen with other ...
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Intersecting animated masks

As a quick demonstration, here's an illustration; So I have two shapes (2 and 3), which intersect (4). I want to animate the position (possibly also scale) of these two shapes, while having footage ...
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How to combine different projects to create final clip in After Effects?

I am new to video editing and learning Adobe After Effects CS6. I have downloaded different templates from the web and edited them and now I want to create a final movie by combining all the clips. ...
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animating a line that is a 3d layer in after-effects

What I'd like to do I'm trying to draw a 2D smiley face with the pen tool on a 3D layer...and then change it to a frown (or a sad face). I was able to do this in as 2D layer...but I'd need help on ...
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Is there a way to link the animation of two layers?

I am building a kinetic type-style video and am struggling to get some of the animations to sync correctly. In this particular example I am trying to have a text box (imported .ai file) rotate with ...