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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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Why does this clip go green and how do I fix it?

I have a 4k clip in after effects, in which I have used the Keylight effect. The shot looks like this (I have to blur the face for privacy reasons): Anyway, but in some frames, towards the end of the ...
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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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How to slow down a typography effect in after effects?

I'm using Adobe After Effects 2014 and I have got a royalty-free template of a typography effect. And it's really fast, I want to increase the duration of the effect(when the text is in focus in the ...
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How is this basic 3D animation template created?

I found this "3D Character Template" which can be used in after effects: https://videohive.net/item/martin-3d-character-man-presentermanager-product-promotion/6886216?s_rank=52 How can I make these ...
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How to recreate this motion?

Recently saw this motion graphics on Instagram which reveals a Malayalam letter. I assume it is created using After Effects. How could I create something similar like this?
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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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How to expand stroke width in one direction

am trying to scale the stroke width of a shape in AE in only one direction instead of all direction equally. Please assist
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I want to find video effect

I need a video effect to show a big count of video on my youtube channel. I want to show a grid of small 64 videos (or more). The camera will start with one video in the center and will be moving ...
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Adobe After effects watch folder render all composition

I am saving an After effects file in a watch folder which is being watched by Adobe media encoder using extendscript , the problem is all the compositions are rendered to a video by adobe media ...
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Animation from bottom to center, then rotate to 45°

Tell me that I'd better use. From below, a diamond should emerge and be placed in the center. then it turns by 45° and increases in size and becomes a square. I created layers in Photoshop. on one - a ...
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Transverse Waves in After Effects

I'm trying to create a transverse wave in Adobe after effects, much like: To start off, I've got a Water World animation going, but it's obviously not the type of ...
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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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Fast blur is marked as Legacy in CC 2018. What's the best (and/or fastest) equivalent to use now?

Fast blur is marked as Legacy in CC 2018. What's the best (and/or fastest) equivalent to use now?
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Masking Radio Waves in After Effects

I created a mask around one part of a radio wave in after effects, to hide that part of the wave. However, when I lowered the opacity of the mask, that left part of the wave doesn't disappear. I've ...
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Creating wave interference in After Effects

I want to create a wave interference in Adobe After Effects, such as . I've already started with a radio wave, as shown below. However, I'm not sure how to a) Make the ...
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Applying identical keyframes to identical objects w/variation

I have the following animation, in which a ball goes from the flashlight to the end of the frame. However, how do I create multiple iterations of this animation, except with the ball following the ...
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Adding AO render pass in After Effects

I am compositing a modeled sea scene in AE. Here's what I have: Adding in my AO layer gives nice strong shadows as shown: However it also covers my blue sea (primarily an AE 4color background).... ...
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Seamless transitions

In this GoPro HERO3 ad, they use what looks like almost seamless transitions. To me it looks too smooth to be just some hard transitions. Can anyone tell me how to mimic this effect? I use After ...
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How long does it take to write a script

I am doing a project in my summer holidays, where I want to produce 2 - 3 youtube clips where people should learn something. I need volunteers for this, writing the scripts, searching the content, ...
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How to Fix Warp Stabilizer Incorrect Rotation

I am using Warp Stabilizer on some footage and it's almost perfect but there's a random erroneous rotation in the middle. Is there a way I can fix this manually, maybe go into the keyframes or ...
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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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.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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help to animate an lower thirds that's positioned by expressions

I'm new to using expressions in after effects and I've also hardly touched Java before. However using some online tutorials and common sense, I managed to create a lower thirds title graphic ...
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Vector layer is blurry if it's in composition

So the problem is -- I moved .ai file into sub-composition and then zoomed this composition inside of the main composition. And now it's blurry. I know for the vector files I can choose "Continuously ...
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Should I export all edited clips before final composition?

If I have, for example, a 1080p project in wich I have to add some 4K videos which needs to be stabilized and noise reduced. Which is the way to go? add the clip in 4k into premiere and replace it ...
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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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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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After Effects preview with decreased image quality

I have some 3-4 year old AE projects which use bigger png textures. When I created, them they looked amazing in the preview. The quality was render quality. The images were displayed as they look like ...
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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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AE - Creating speed/motion lines?

https://gyazo.com/6cb8bcf6193716407790a11205bd060c Any idea how I can create this effect in illustrator on a (rectangle) shape? Are there any effect presets for it? The gif is from here.
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What is the word for left thirds?

There is lower thirds in which a title and sometimes, a subtitle appears. They usually appears at bottom left of the screen. However, I am looking for examples in which a speaker (or focus of object) ...
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Best render settings for broadcast/4k TV

I see a lot of tips for getting h264 renders onto web streaming sites in 4K but not much on TV. Should I just go with Animation/lossless for my “master”? seems crazy for a 22 minute program but HDD is ...
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Streamer Glow Effect: Star Trek New Generation - S.7 E.11

I was watching this episode and was amazed by the effect that they did to the streamers. How would they pull this off? I couldn't capture a picture of this but ill try to explain it. The streamers ...
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How can I make pseudo 3D movements to static PNG in AE?

I know about CC Mesh Warp and I use it to move static pictures in simple cartoon scenes, but is there anything more convenient? Like for example I need this pony to slowly sway left and right while ...
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How to achieve the “magic swipe” effect in this video?

How to achieve the "magic swipe" effect in this video (at 0:16)? https://www.facebook.com/diplycrafty/videos/1867777256617888/ Is it necessary to use After Effects? Can other open source software do ...
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Opacity depending on the layer

Is there any shortcut where I can apply a 0% opacity at the beginning of the layer and 100% opacity after 10 frames after the beginning of the layer and can do the reverse as well?
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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 create an effect of eyes opening and closing in first person perspective when awaking from syncope?

How to create an effect of eyes opening and closing in first person perspective when awaking from syncope? AE, PR or Final Cut Pro any software is OK. How to create this effect? Or are there any ...
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How are motion graphics like this created?

A few days ago i was browsing a forum, and I came across this person's signature which was underneath their comment. I contacted them a few days ago because I was interested in how this sort of motion ...
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After Effects: Make beam effect go over end/beginning

The beam effect is a plugin in AE in which I can basically decide a "beginning" or "ending"-coordinate and AE will draw a line between these two coordinates, the line can be customized but that ...
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How to edit video like this?

How they manage to dissolve text only and not themselves?? In some videos text even go over there hands but still texts dissolves and they remains intact.. Example is in this video please go through ...
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Grouping multiple objects

I'm using After Effects cc2017 and I am wondering if it is possible to group two or more objects in order to align them to the composition? I have two graphics I wish to center. You can do this in ...
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How do I make this object orbit around the center without making it turn

I have this atom that I want to animate in after effects (yes I know you have more than one electron in carbon, but that's not the point). I want this electron to orbit around the middle of the atom. ...
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After Effects Reusable Models and Rigs

I just started learning AE and video editing in general. My purpose is to animate 2d characters. I have not found an explanation online possibly because I'm not using the right terms. It seems very ...
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What technique is used: Falling Whistles video

Off topic question, but I'm wondering is there a name for the technique being used in this Falling Whistles: Be a Whistleblower for Peace video? It has a stop motion animation feel to it. Link: https:...
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Adobe After Effects how can you create a distorted line moving along a video / picture? Example given in desc

Saw this on youtube and i would really appreciate if if anyone could explain to me how to do it- The youtube video is below and the distorted libne is in the intro: ...
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Are there any PaaS where I can run AE?

I have an app where we allow users to create videos by choosing an After Effects template and modifying the text, images, etc. We run AE on a windows server which renders the final video. For other ...
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How to import SVG file into After Effects

I am trying to import an SVG animated file to an After Effects project. It is not importing right now, so are there any solutions or any alternate ways to do that?
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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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Reproducing speed graph curve outside of After Effects

I used After Effects recently to design easing for objects in an interactive graphic I'll be programming. For example, I animated a square's position and mask using the standard eases in the graph ...