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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 could I recreate this stroke effect in After Effects and/or Sony Vegas?

In the many Red Dead Redemption trailers, they use this cool effect were paint/brush strokes somewhat pan into the actual game-play and overlay it with an awesome drawn out piece from the previous ...
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How can I recreate this overexposed effect from the last scene in 'The Lighthouse'?

Spoilers Warning I just finished Robert Egger's film 'The Lighthouse', and one shot in the final scene really inspired me cinematically. Winslow, face covered in blood, finally goes up to the top ...
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After Effects expressions to sum numbers and control charts_2

Link to Original Post/Question > After Effects expressions to sum numbers and control charts. The answer featured in the original post was nearly the solution I needed for my specific problem. My ...
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Blending Mode Options Missing After Effects

I'm trying to change my blending mode on After Effects CC 2015, but I have no options on certain layers. Only 2 of my layers have options to change the blending mode. How do I change it so all of my ...
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How can I export RGB + Alpha in Adobe After Effects with Adobe Media Encoder (2020)

I have built out a few little animations in After Effects. I'm trying to export them — and pull them into ScreenFlow. When I export > add-to-media-queue I get a .mov that won't open in QuickTime — ...
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How to smooth a time lapse video

I want to improve my video time lapse made by many pictures. How can add an effect like fade in/out on overlapped photos (1000+). I want nice changes of photos like in this video ...
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Given a still and a video, a program that removes the still as the background?

Others have asked how to remove the still background from a video. I'm not asking for that because I recognize it is problematic Here's an easier challenge: For many "talking head" videos, it is ...
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Line up photogrammetry mesh with tracking markers

I have some footage, which I've tracked in After Effects. I've exported that 3D tracked camera to C4D Lite. I then took photos of the filming location and used Meshroom (a photogrammetry tool) to ...
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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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How to take an object and pause it in a moving video?

I understand that this question doesn't make much sense, so allow me to explain. I have seen many videos, most of them involving sports and cars, where a person/car is frozen, and the object that ...
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Audio Spectrum looking like a heart beat

I'm a newbie to Adobe After Effects. I'm trying to create a simple music visualisation. It should look like a heart beat line reacting to a music. Something like this but reacting to music — EKG ...
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After Effects won't consistently stop previewing video when I ask it to

I'm teaching myself After Effects CC while trying to make a music video. I use the spacebar or the 0 on the numeric keypad to preview my work. When I press one of those keys a second time to stop the ...
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Best technique at animating Isometric designs in After Effects?

I have been dedicating my whole month to learn the concept of isometric design in Illustrator. After awhile of learning and experimenting, I became aware that I need to design things in a way that ...
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Moving image to back- and foreground over time

I'm using Adobe After Effects. I have a composition with several layers. One layer consists of an image which is shown for around 20s. At time point 10s I would like to bring the image to the ...
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After Effects - Trying to Export Video with RGB Alpha (I get a black background in the export)

In After Effects I'm trying to Export Video with RGB Alpha (I get a black background in the export) please see notes below: Here's my setup (on canvas transparency is toggled on)
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Undoing zoom with motion tracking in After Effects - what am I doing wrong

So I'm trying to do a simple thing: I've got this video shot, where camera zooms out of the scene, and I want to undo that zoom so that the scene stays the same scale. I tried using the Perspective ...
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Loop count in video clip settings, how to apply changes to composition?

I created a grid of about 50 videos. I want them all to loop so I changed the loop count of the videos via Interpret Footage > Main... > Loop. The changes show up in the timeline, but they are ...
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can I do parent other object to other object masked by mask tracker?

can I put information of mask tracker to another object's position?? or can I do parent other object to other object masked by mask tracker??
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“stringy” polarized water effect

Scenario I saw this on a vimeo video and I want to try and recreate it. I've been using the various particle systems in after effects CC but I can't figure out how to get the particles to be "sticky" ...
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Illustrator Import to After Effects

I have an illustrator file with vector paths made up of all strokes. When imported into AE and converted to shape layers, all the strokes turn into filled shapes. I want them to stay as strokes so I ...
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How can I achieve this lo-fi laggy extreme camera shake effect in After Effects or Premiere?

There was recently a short film released by a music collective 'Jackboys' with a very lo-fi, noir look to it, and when transitioning verses, the video cuts to shots with intentional, extreme camera ...
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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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Track and replace a t-shirt design on a moving, distorted garment

I'm wondering what would be some viable techniques to replace a t-shirt design some person is wearing in a footage with another design. Here's a simple example: https://placeit.net/c/mockups/stages/...
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How can I animate an iPhone screen within a blender animation?

I rendered an iPhone with a black screen in Blender and then animated it so the camera pans in a circle around the iPhone. I exported this as an AVI file. Then I took my real iPhone and took a screen ...
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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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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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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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How to decrease resolution from 1920x1080 to 720?

I have After Effects CC running on Windows 10. I have this template with resolution of 1920x1080. After rendering with this resolution my video player keeps on buffering, possibly because the ...
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After Effects - Simple Lighting Effects

I'm currently putting together a simple lyric video like in the link below, but am missing this one piece I can't seem to fix together. On the left side you'll notice the ball of light moving up and ...
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Masks, layers, solids or multi composition to solve my problem?

I hope that you can first understand my problem ..then suggest me on how to do... I am doing 3D VR videos. in AE i put the 2 footage (Left and Right eye) cut/paste/edit/render etc is not a problem... ...
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AE: how to stop a camera tool from repositioning all layers?

I'm trying to create the second part of this tutorial, but when I add a camera tool to a second ellipse, it starts rotating the first one. It ruins the whole animation. Is there a tool for keeping a ...
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How to improve quality of .3gp video

I have a short (~1:13) clip in .3gp format that is effectively useless for my purposes as is, as it is 176x144, and my final output will be 1280x720. My first try was After Effects' Distort>Detail ...
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Audio level goes up and down in rendered output [After Effects]

I render my AE project using Media Encoder, but when I check the output, its audio level clearly changes and go up at some parts and down on other parts! and its not consistent at all. The thing is ...
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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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After Effects Expression, layer not found or missing

I'm using a plugin called Duik 15 to rig a character to turn the right arm into an IK controller, and it has produced an expression that is unable to find one of my layers. I'm not sure why it's not ...
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After Effects: How to animate letters to random position

Is it possible to animate letters to random position in After Effects? Yes I can do it manualy letter by letter but I want to achieve effect like on animation below for any input text.
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target edge of null object rather than centre

I'm a total newbie to After Effects, and I've been trying to follow this tutorial to create an animated callout: Youtube Advanced Callout The relevant bit is about 9:00 - 11:30 in the video... I've ...
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CC Particle Systems II using Particle Type “Textured QuadPolygon” is missing the Particle > Texture option - There is no way to set the texture?

Just like the title says. I have a solid and added CC Particle Systems II and set the Particle Type to "Textured QuadPolygon". When I do this with CC Particle World, I can see the "Texture" option ...
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How do I change the length of the timeline of the composition to only be as long as my video footage?

How do I reduce the length on the Time Ruler in order to make the composition shorter in duration?
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Particles flowing around an masked area

I want Particular in After Effects to animate a flow of particles moving from left to right and bouncing into the perimeter of the mask space around the EXPO logo. Is this possible to create in ...
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After Effects: Create Text inside Shape layer

Hello you beautiful people. I am trying to create a shape made out of text. I thus need the text layer to set its bounding box to the path of my animated shape, instead of a simple box. I cannot ...
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RGB + alpha not working

I'm having this problem where when I try rendering my animation I keep having background color and I tried googling and youtube tutorials on how to make it transparent but whenever I render my ...
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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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Trying to do a “clipping mask” a video to an image in After Effects

I'm trying to do a clipping mask a video to an image in After Effects. Basically, I'm putting this video on top of an iPhone but track matte settings doesn't seem to be working for this. I saw Luma ...
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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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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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How to make flickering white spots and moving effects in After Effect

I want to know how to make those particle-like spots and you see the transparent effects and the fast moving text? I want to know what that effect is called and how to make it. Please help me!(Please ...
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Removing an overlay using green screen footage?

Ive got the composition, available publically: And a green screen of the overlay used given from the Sea of Thieves 'Creator Crew' program. How can I use this to ...
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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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Viewing mesh outline in After Effects

In the tutorial I am viewing online, the teacher is able to view the mesh outline without the mesh triangles by selecting the mesh in the effects list within the layer. Its unclear even from putting ...