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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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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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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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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 ...
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.mov file is not playing video in After Effects

I've recorded 7 videos yesterday. All recorded on a Canon 5D Mark III. The files are playing fine from Finder and Quicktime. But when I import them to After Effects, only one of them is not playing ...
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Controlling animation presets programmatically

Is there a way to control whether or not an animation preset it applied to an item programmatically through After Effects? Let's say, for example, I have some sample text, that just says "hello world"...
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AE Expressions question - why isn't my code working?

I can't figure out why I'm getting the error... Any ideas?! I tried adding "var" at the beginning of the first line, but that didn't work. Not sure what to try now! Help anyone? Below is my code. The ...
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'Seamless' loop hangs/pauses at beginning of clip

I've got a short video that I'd like to export as an mp4 and use in a seamless loop. The content of the video is very abstract so it doesn't really matter where the loop occurs/what parts of the clip ...
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After Effects: How to make 3D path

I am trying to make a 3D path that will be used as motion path for a object as well as base for Trim Paths. In other words, I would like to create something like Nyan Cat. I am going to use a path ...
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After Effects - EG Template: Of 2 keyframes I only want to change the 2nd in EG, help!

I'm trying to create a new Essential Graphics template in After Effects. I have an animation (at its most basic, it's a rectangle that expands from a set, small size to - hopefully! - a user defined ...
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Text Anagram Animation in After Effects

I need to create Text Anagram Animation using After Effects, Is there any script, expression or plugin available to do this job. If not how to animate it manually, The animation needs to be like in ...
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After Effects - Unable to track motion accurately for screen recording when scrolling occurs

I'm attempting to create a simple help video where I demonstrate the use of an online application, so I'm using a screen recording as my source video. I've created a shape layer that will serve as box ...
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Is it possible to mask out unsharp areas of footage with After Effects?

Is there any existing filter/effect, that will automatically mask out the unsharp area of my footage? Let's say I have an object in focus and a lot of depth of field. How do I show only my sharp ...
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Video Exporting takes too long in Adobe Media Encoder

I'm using After Effects to create videos and export it via Adobe Media Encoder, but even a 2 min video takes a very long time to export. I do use Motion Bro plugin, to get some effects, but that's ...
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Use of time remapping to stabilize the velocity of a rotating object?

I have a video of myself inside of a human-powered rotating drum. This video's shot at 60 frames per second, but due to to the unreliable velocity of human operators, this drum rotates at different ...
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After Effects - Unable to track motion accurately for screen recording when scrolling occurs

I'm attempting to create a simple help video where I demonstrate the use of an online application, so I'm using a screen recording as my source video. I've created a shape layer that will serve as box ...
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How to change the font and color on multiple keyframes at once | Adobe After Effects

Hey there I ran into a small problem creating a video, and I haven't used any video editing software before, so I am lost right now and I have no idea on how to solve my problem which problem goes ...
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Why does my video show wrong colors after import into after effects?

I would like to edit a video, but as I import it into AfterEffects it does not show the correct colors. VLC does show the correct colors. It's not the codec, because h264 is supported by aftereffects. ...
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Recreating this animated mockup effect

I'm trying to recreate this effect in Ae using a box mock-up. I'm only interested in the animated background covering the box. Iv structured my Comp so that the design is below the box mock-up and I'm ...
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Importing Adobe Illustrator files as Parametric shapes in After Effects?

I need to rig up some expressions to a shape layers "size" and "position" parameters and the layer transform "position" parameter as well. When I create the shapes directly in AE there are the shape ...
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Show current play speed in after effects

Is it possible to display the current play speed (eg. X2, X3.5, etc) in a text layer above my footage? Some of my composition layers plays at normal (X1) speed but others were time remapped or time ...
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Calculate after effects composition un-stretched time

How can I get or calculate the original current composition time of a time-remapped or stretched layer? My composition has both stretched and non stretched layers and I want to display the current ...
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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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Automate video production with After Effects CC

I am tasked to produce ~100 videos of 10 minutes in After Effects. The videos will later be commented by voice, and I am tasked only to make the "motion" part. Each video use: about 30 "image" ...
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Imported video starting in third frame

I'm experiencing a problem with After Effects CC 18 where every mp4 video that I import starts in the third frame of the video and not in the first frame. The video and composition and video framerate ...
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What kind of effect is that? How can I replicate it?

I'm trying to replicate this effect on the logo whose it starts with a fade and then these “bubbles” filling the logo until complete. Demo: Well, the fade effect I can replicate :D. But this other ...
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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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After Effects: How do I add a Marker onto a layer?

how do I add a Marker onto a layer in case I have no numpad? Thanks in advance
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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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Encoding Problems in 2019 Premiere, AfterEffects and Media Encoder

I know this question was asked before, and I've read pretty much all of them and I have no solution to this. Until recently, I could render everything just fine but when I am rendering a 2 minute ...
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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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Set Matte not masking layers the same

I am trying to use a shape layer with set matte to mask off everything behind the screen, but it does not appear to be working here is a video Please help
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Motion Tile on Z position (Intinite Tunnel)

I've created this trippy tunnel that I'll be using for a music video and it all moves and morphs but I want it to repeat itself like a tunnel. On this, other graphics will be added and so repeated as ...
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Use markers in After Effects as triggers for a particular animation

I have a one precomp animations (from stocks). And I am searching for a script /expression that will automate a certain animation for my project. I have a long videos with premade subtitles srt file ...
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Modify the scale depending on the order of the keyframe values

I want to make a Dorkly animation ( ), that is, 8-bit puppets opening and closing their mouths. The difference I want to add is when the mouth is open the puppet get ...
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Display one decimal point after a whole number after divided by 10

I have a slider-controlled source text which I try to sync with the corresponding graph bar. What I need is, to display one decimal point after the value of the slider is divided by 10. That is, if ...
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Which are the best settings for crisp graphic output using After Effects?

I'm new to AfterEffects but a long time adobe user. I'm trying to do a simple animation using hi-res, lossless PNG's which I have tried exporting at their actual size and @2x up to @4x which I then ...
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get the position of a specific vertex in an After Effects shape

Is it possible to get the position of a specific vertex of an After Effect shape ? something like var shape = parent.content("Shape 1").content("Path 1").path.value; var vertexes = shape.vertices; ...
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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 ...