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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 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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How to set up Trapcode Particular as a bounded text object, then disperse it

Can anyone point me in the direction of how to set up Particular to generate this text effect? In particular (pun absolutely intended) how to contain particles within ...
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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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Can I replace a layer with another in Adobe After Effects?

I made a logo in Photoshop. I imported it in After Effects where I animated it, I added effects, I duplicated it etc. Unfortunately I realized that the logo wasn't ready, I needed to add something ...
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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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How to camera match move for moon/clouds/stars?

I have found the way to replace green screen and match camera move with background footage, but I don't understand how is it done for sky because the markers on green screen moves way faster than the ...
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Rendering video with custom data provided by user

I want to create a website where the user could input some data like texts, images, and based on that the video that contains that data will be rendered and downloaded. Is there any services that ...
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How to create a shredded photo in Adobe Premiere Pro or After Effects?

I need to create an effect that would tear the photo into small pieces. These pieces should then fly in all directions. How can I do this as effectively as possible in Adobe Premiere Pro or Adobe ...
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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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After Effects - Green Screen - Subject Was Filmed Using Different Lens Than Background Image

My subject was filmed in front of a green screen using a different lens than was used for the fake background image. When she moves away from the camera, she looks like a giant against the background ...
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Illustrator “Release to Layers” but keep names?

When preparing the Illustrator files in order to work on it in After Effects, we need to put each layer separately But when you click on release to layer (sequence), the layer name changes to Layer 1, ...
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Any way to change properties of subcomp based on parent comp?

I have a dozen 'main' comps which have a bunch of nested comps. I need to create about 30 versions of each main comp, with different colors. The subcomps are animated shapes, which take their color ...
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Is there a way to delete cache files on a per-project basis in After Effects?

Is there a way to delete cache files per-project in After Effects, instead of by date or by size of the cache?
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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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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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cc slant not working in after effects

I put the cc slant effect on an image just to slant (move) the clouds, but it ends up sliding the whole image. The same goes for many other images even after adding a mask. The whole image keeps ...
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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 to soften the appearance of particles in Particular

I'm doing a Particle system that looks like a Nebulae/BigBang subtle explosion, everything looks perfectly except for the 'grainy looking texture' of the particles. If for example I add some quick ...
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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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How can I distinguish a freeze frame from the moving parts of the video?

Im wondering whats a good way for distinguishing (marking) a freeze frame from the moving parts of the video so it will not look like a problem that stopped the video player app? I prefer keeping the ...
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Need Help in Replacing Screen of 3d rotating phone ( AE CC 2018)

First post here! Apologies for any mistakes! I have a footage of a rotating iPhone with its screen set to green (so I can play around in AE with what to show on the phone screen). I have tried to ...
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Which After Effects renderer performs better on a macbook pro? RenderGarden or BG Renderer MAX?

I've got a 2018 MacBook Pro 15 inch with the built in Radeon Pro Vega 20 4 GB graphics. I'd like to speed up rendering in After Effects. Which of these is more effective at doing this and why? https:...
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Transparent Footage - After Effects

I have a stock video that is transparent but when I import the footage into after effects it has a greyish/blue background (even when toggling transparency on). Is there something I need to ...
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How to achieve this text animation in After Effects?

I'm trying to replicate the text animation at the bottom of the logo. I'm pretty good with After Effects and almost managed to get it right. I got the text flying in and motion blur effects right. ...
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Automated speech to text layer subtitles in After Effects

Hi I have a video in After Effects that I want to add subtitles as text layers. Previously I have been typing them out manually. Does anyone know of a way to either automate the subtitling process or ...
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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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Workflow / Tool to count cuts in footage material

is there a tool or workflow available or how could one solve this problem: counting the cuts within video footage e.g. as a result 'this 8 min piece from "Titanic" has 35 cuts" Thx in advance!
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How do I dynamically reposition part of a sentence based on the width of a word in the middle of the sentence that will change?

I am looking to build an animation where in the middle of a sentence, a word gets deleted by character, then a new word is retyped on-screen and the back half of the sentence repositions as each ...
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Stop children from scaling by parent scale

So I have a composition with a single image that has this expression attached to its position: [thisComp.width - 100, thisComp.height - 100] All this expression does is makes my image to be located ...
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Adobe After Effects - Why is my position marker not set to a frame?

In after effects, one of my compesitions is comprised soley of static images, vectors, solids, and other non-movie footage. One such static image layer lasts from frame 0 for 100 frames. Another user ...
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Programs that help you export multi-language videos?

I'm looking for a program that can do multi-language export of video. Let me give an example: I create video with text and I would like to easily add 4 different languages inside each text. The ...
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Sony FS5 border artifacts

I've got a problem with trying to key the green color with some footage I shot with a Sony FS5. The main object in the frame has some kind of white/light grey border around it which makes it very hard ...
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There are several blending modes in Adobe Pr. Is there a way to “ease into” a mode without having it abruptly change?

I have a clip of around 10 seconds. I want the first half to be in normal blend mode, but the second half to be in "Lighter Color" blend mode. (I am inserting that clip inside another clip ...
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Scale texts as the the parent shape layer changes

can anyone take a look at the animation I've made and provide some insights? Here is what I've got so far. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eIdcAp9cK_AaA8UWBx9OKWAXXZWq0F2r/view?usp=sharing The ...
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After effects imports different pictures to same output

I've imported 3 different pics that all are different when I look at them in Windows Explorer. However, when I put them in an After Effects composition, they all appear as the same picture. I've ...
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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 to change After Effects frame rate so that it doesn't speed up

I recently imported a 59.94 fps mp4 file into After Effects, and due to myself wanting the edit to be smoother, I changed up the fps to 120, but it changes the video speed to a much higher rate. How ...
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After Effects renders with no audio

I've been using after effects cs6 to make intros in my youtube template. They always render without sound. I've been exporting them as avi files. I'm currently making one in an mpeg4 format (assuming ...
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Replace a text that has keyframes in a template totally with another text

I have a textbox in a template with full of animations and keyframes, How can I replace it totally with a new textbox that I recently created? (The recently created textbox have some language features ...
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What is the name of this effect in After Effects?

how to create an intro animation just like this: ? What is the name of the effect (time around 00:00:02 until 00:00:05)? I am trying to search it over Youtube but doesn'...
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Need helping creating dynamic lower third

I am new to After Effects so I apologize in advance for any misuse of terminology or lack of necessary information. Just let me know if you need anything and I can provide it. I am trying to create a ...
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Simple Transition Effects for Short Video or GIF

I'm pretty new to creating GIFs and video effects so please excuse my ignorance. I searched for 2-3 hours for a simple tutorial on this but it is difficult to find. Would anyone know how I can do ...
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Prerender nested sequence

I have added an after effects project to my timeline, and that takes a lot of cpu resource to render. What I want to do is to prerender only the nested subsequence containing that AE composition to ...
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After Effects render&preview doesn't match timeline

I have a problem with rendering my video. Some layers are invisible until the next layer startpoint, despite the fact that their own startpoint is earlier, and some layers are left in the bacground of ...
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Annapurna Logo Effects Recreation

I'm looking to see how to recreate the effects used on the Annapurna Logo. I think it's awesome. Here's a reference: In this they have scan lines and a glowing ...
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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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