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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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After Effects melting film strip in the old projector

I want to make the effect of a melting film strip in the old projector. Please tell me how this can be done with After Effects? I have all the necessary footages, but after blending it does not look ...
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Audio normalization across multiple clips and for Youtube, in After Effects

I am trying to normalize audio between the clips in my timeline, and at the same time I want to make sure that the overall volume matches Youtube's guidelines. I wonder if I can read the peak ...
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Changing duration of multiple After Effects layers at once

Can I set duration of multiple After Effects (freezed frame) layers to a fixes value (e.g. 4 seconds each) at once?
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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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How do I get rid of this time black box at the top of my composition in after effects?

there is a black box at the top of my comp just above where it says cover-19 it does not seem to be a layer and I have not been able to figure out how
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Where are the After Effects workspaces saved?

Is there a way to import custom workspaces from another computer?
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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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After Effects What does this Icon mean

Thanks in Advance, Can someone help with explaining what this Icon mean couldn't find any reference, cheers
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Fill a shape layer with a pattern (repeating image) in After Effects

In a Shape Layer I have managed to build myself the following shape, which is basically a circle and a rectangle: I wish to fill that shape with folk-attern.png (repeating) so that it covers the ...
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How to get light swish/trail effect in aftereffects?

Ok Im trying to emulate light path effects in aftereffects like this at this point (the weapon swing): https://youtu.be/6gX-dCaLCo0?t=66 I saw this tutorial, however it only works on windows: https://...
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Is there any way to make text transparent when it is in a shape and make non-transparent when it is outside the shape?

I am a beginner in After Effects. I came to know the TrkMat - Alpha Inverted Matte "Text" option to make the text transparent within a shape like the below image. But when I move the text outside of ...
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How to create outward spiral motion in Adobe After Effects?

I want to create an outward spiral motion in Adobe AE. So how to do it? I found an expression script for it here but it creates an inward spiral motion and I want outward spiral. And I am not able to ...
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Adobe Media Encoder rendering issue

I am quite new to the video editing world. I am trying to follow some of tutorial online on how to render a sequence of timelapse photos with Adobe After Effects and export using Media Encoder Queue. ...
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How do I remove automatic feathering of shape in Adobe After Effects?

Every time I create a new shape layer in Adobe After Effects it has automatically applied some type of feathering to the shape(see image below). How do I remove this? I would like the edges to be ...
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How can I remove the puppet tools and keep the end position in After Effects?

I am using After Effects for some animation, and there I am using the puppet tool to deform the image. I want to keep the end deformed position, but remove the puppet tool from it. Is it possible in ...
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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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After Effects 2020 not importing the required file

I'm trying to import ai file named something 1_03.ai but everytime it shows stubborn behaviour, instead it imports something 1_01.ai I tried something 1_02.ai, but again it imported 1_01. Then I ...
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Stroke layer style creates strokes on Illustrator layer inside composition

I came across a weird problem. I guess it's easiest to just share a screenshot: As you can see, I applied the stroke layer style to a composition. That composition contains some shape layers and ...
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After Effects help echo effect

I have applied the echo effect to some text in after effects and notice the text always retracts back to the original. Is there a way to pause the extended echo text for some time before it retracts ...
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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 range-check luma in After Effects?

Where do I find the luma range clip indicator that I have in Final Cut?
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Resize target layer in perspective tracking

I created a perspective corner pin tracker in After Effects. I selected a target, and applied it. Unfortunately, the target is not of the same aspect ratio as the virtual rectangle that I tracked....
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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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AE: Limit Characters in random range selector animation

I'm animating a roulette table; above the roulette is an animated text with random numbers untill the winning numbers apears on the roulette table; but the random numbers are from 0-99; i've made it ...
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I want to know how to replicate this certain Effect

Source: (skip to: 11:40) What I basically want to replicate is the overlay on 096's face I am more interested in getting the black squares animated correctly. for ...
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How do i make the different values of two properties change at the same amount in After Effects?

I want to make the value of the Point of Interest of a camera change at the same amount i change the Position, but when i simply pick whip parent the Point of Interest to the position, the former ...
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Sony Vegas VS After Effects for graphic / Keyframe editing

I want to animate "drawings" on people's faces like " X "'s and other lines and I am aware, as far as I know, that in sony vegas that is done via individual frames. Is there another way? Does AE do ...
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After Effects - images get corrupted / ruined picture

As shown in the picture, the image got corrupted: flipped vertically, and damaged... Sometimes I get just a black picture, sometimes other image distortions.
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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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Video blurry after Rendering in After Effects CS6

In After Effects I edited a 1080p video. The preview of the final composition looks fine, however the rendered output is very blurry (looks like 480p instead of 1080p). Original video properties: ...
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Vox-style dynamic charts in Final Cut Pro X

I am wondering how I could replicate dynamic charts like those made by Vox in Final Cut Pro X. For instance, like this dynamic graph found here ("The big lesson from South Korea's coronavirus ...
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Removing Video artefacts (coloured blocks) Premier ,After Effects or other software

I've have some 8mm tapes going back to 1990 which I'm getting into my PC via a Sony Digital 8 camera that can digitize the analog tapes and shunt the data over using Firewire. Most of the tapes are ...
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Create motion lines in After Effects

How can I create waves like these which follow the user's motion?
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Custom Animated Counter in Adobe After Effects

I'm trying to create a counter that automatically updates to the next value once per second. I have that part figured out: string = "7609,7758,7916,8063,8217,8382,8545,8701,8871,9049,9241,9386,9533,...
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What techniques/tools are used to create this text motion graphics in After Effects?

What tools or techniques do you think are used to create the following motion graphics in After Effects? Do you think they are created using presents, plugins, expressions, or just by keyframing every ...
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After Effects - Use scale and/or width of text to change scale (path) of another using expressions

I'm making a essential graphics. I have a title text that animates on screen. When I change text size or add text I can get the scale of the path to "somewhat" be the same size as the text. I'm using ...
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Displacement Along A Path

AE novice here. Looking for a few suggestions of ways to handle this scenario. I have text that I've animated along a path, using a mask I want that text to appear to "distort" the layer below it (...
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How can I copy/paste multiple key-frames in After Effects from different layers?

Is there a shortcut key to copy and paste After Effects keyframes? No, I don't want any kind of script to do so. I just want to move selected keyframes (they're multiple, not one, and they are in ...
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Can I copy and paste all keyframed parameters (settings and effects) from one layer to another in Adobe After Effects CS6 within a single composition?

As the question title says. Is there a shortcut, or some way to do this? Single composition suffices. The only thing I found is to copy all effects, by selecting a layer → effects panel → CTRL + A to ...
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How to make an automatic cut when a specific pixel changes color? (Premiere or AE)

I want to cut between 2 videos when a specific visual change occurs in the current clip. But since the videos are too long I can't do it manually. Is there a way to make an automatic cut? Or at least ...
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Custom View 1 AE

How can i export a video in a custom view 1 perspective? When i always click the render button, it just always render to an active camera view. that is a 3d cube
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Warp Stabilizer makes sequence shakier

I´m trying to stabilize an hyperlapse with the following workflow: Use Motion Tracker on the original hyperlapse. Pre-compose, obtaining a new composition. Apply Warp Stabilizer on the new ...
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After Effects - Double View in Composition Tab

I was working on my main composition (Comp 1) and it suddenly became a double-sided view (one at the top and one at the bottom). I don't know how can I fix it, but it's related to Composition Mini-...
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PNG from Composition > Add to Render Queue

I am trying to get a PNG picture from 'Composition - Add to Render Queue - Output Module - Lossless - Format - PNG Sequence' the picture is a circle, no background by clicking 'Toggle Transparency ...
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Premiere does not release memory used by expressions during export of MOGRTs

As far as I can tell from my testing Premiere and Media Encoder do not release memory (RAM) used by expressions while exporting sequences with motion graphic templates in them. I have a data (csv) ...
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RubberHose distorts a shape

I'm trying to animate a shape in After Effects with RubberHose plugin. I'm creating a shape layer and placing it in pre-compose. Then placing a 3 pins on that pre-compose. After I select them and alt+...
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Path shape not masking text through Track Matte in After Effects

I'm trying to hide some text using a path I'm tracking around someone in order to 'hide' the text behind him. Because the text will be moving independently of the person it'll be hiding behind, I'm ...
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Good technique to superimpose face into moving character in AfterEffects?

I'm going to direct a music video for my band (I have experience in film production, direction and some video post-production) and I want to achieve the following effect: Film the singer at a high ...
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how able to change the sequence setting timebase to 100fps in premiere pro

I am trying to change the sequence setting to 100 fps in premiere pro 2020, but I am only able to see up to 60 fps. I want to change it 100 fps because when I am nesting my 100 fps, then it makes it ...
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random copied and being truly random

I have a comp... one null with an expression slider and the rest are image layers. the null with this expression, controls a random animation of the images beneath the null: Math.abs(Math.round(...

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