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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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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 ...
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using images as text characters in after effects

I've made a series of comps each representing a letter from the alphabet. Is there an expression or plugin where I can convert the relevant text character on screen to be replaced by the appropriate ...
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How do I keep from losing the color when I “Convert Shapes from Vector Layer” in AfterEffects?

I often design everything in Illustrator, then import the file into AfterEffects as a composition, apply "Convert Shapes from Vector Files" to each layer so that I am working with vector, and then ...
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Can I add markers in After Effects without stopping the playback?

Is there a way to add a marker without stopping the playback? I need to mark some specific times while the sequence is playing.
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Is it possible to track continue motion tracking on another point in After Effects CC?

I have green screen footage and have about 4 points on the green screen but sometimes the actor moves and hide the points. He will hide all point but not at the same time. Is it possible to motion ...
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Make the object stay at the centre of the video

I have a video with person moving around. But I need to make it so that the camera focuses on the person and ultimately the person stays in the center of the shot.
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How to record a video with different background without having a green screen?

I'm wondering if there is a way to change the video background while recording with a different background , It doesn't have to be chosen by me , Just a different background . Is that's possible?
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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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Animating arcs waves

With I could create an animation using arcs in After Effects as the example of the link below. Animation I'm trying to animate only the region where the arcs are opening. In After Effects I can not ...
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How to translate face tracking offset values into a 3D null position

I want to put a 2D hat on a video clip of a person, whose head is tilting as he speaks. I can face-track the face using After Effects CC 2017. I end up with detailed tracking data, which includes ...
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How to scale a rectangle along its length in one direction while keeping the stroke fixed in after effects?

I am animating a rectangle with a stroke and would like to it scale up and down along its length in only one direction while keeping the stroke fixed. I have managed to either keep the stroke fixed ...
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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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Adobe After Effects: Scaling circle changes its movement?

Hi I have a circle that moves from A to B. During this path I want to change its size. However, when I do this, the ball suddenly goes up and is not following the path anymore. Heres a gif: How can I ...
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How to create a doted effect over the pic or video?

See this website's background. It's amazing! http://www.weblitesolucoes.com.br/ How can I create the same effect?
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Moving Multiple Layers on Timeline

This is probably a simple question, but I do not think I know the terminology to search for it. All I want to do is move the start point of multiple layers forward without changing the sequence of ...
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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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Intersecting Shapes in After Effects

I've received an aep file and there's the following thing that drives me nuts: There are obviously two overlapping shapes that where only the exclusion is filled: Nothing special so far, but there ...
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Correct workflow in Adobe Premiere for work with interlaced content

I have in input a DNxHD 120 in mov container 25fps interlaced upper field, I have to do various kind of edits, cuts, replace some pieces with after effects compositions and at the end of all the job ...
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BMD DaVinci Resolve 14.1 Studio Update : Quality of Title Text Rendering?

Does this quality now surpass what is possible using Adobe After Effects?
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Animating vectors to audio in After Effects

Hi i have the following graphic Which i want to animate to the music. I would like them to animate like traditional volume bars but have each one animate at separate levels. I have tried using ...
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Highlighting buttons in a program

Sorry if this question is out of content. I'm creating tutorials on a program where I will have to highlight the location of the buttons, their functions and make it enjoyable for anyone to watch. I ...
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how to create photos flying in to voids video effect

Lets say I have a shaped collage of photos like in below video. What I want to achieve is a small video where initially it is empty and photos fly in and fill the ...
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Automate After Effects assets rendering via script and external data

I am often rendering quite large sets of assets (lower thirds, titles, etc) from AFX and it's really annoying to eg create lower third and then duplicate it and change texts. Especially when I later ...
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Using Premiere's essential graphics panel to create a typewriter effect

Is there a way to create a type-on typewriter effect using the Essential Graphics Panel in Premiere 2017 that does not require the user to manually keyframe each letter? This tutorial shows that ...
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Overlays and local ad insertion for live streaming

I have an event coming up and i am only broadcasting on youtube via OBS,i want to have overlays(the person who is on stage name appearing from the bottom) and locally stored sponsored ads to the ...
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Side by side videos in shapes

I have a basic After Effects question, but I don't know the right words for it to find what I need. I have a composition that consists of three side-by-side videos. But, for now, it's just three ...
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Stop motion animation and audio keyframes in AE

so I'm completely new to After Effects (normally work with premiere or stop motion animation) so if I've not given enough/or the right information, just let me know what you need to know. I have a ...
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Rotating the 3d object with the blueprint background

I have some 3d objects that I want to show using After Effects. With these objects I can create various types of extensions, like: IGS, SAT, OBJ, STL, ... I would just like to rotate them on the ...
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How do I align a multi-layered cartoon character in After Effects?

I selected all the layers of the character and opened the align panel and pressed vertical and horizontal alignment but the eyes, shadows and all the inner features of the character get aligned too ...
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Is possible to pass variables from premiere to after effect compositions?

One of the latest features put inside AE & PR 2017 is the Live Text Edits.. In short you can mark an after effect composition as template and then all the texts inside that composition will be ...
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Adobe after effects showing green background with nothing every time I import hd videos 😢

I want to make a project about my country by combining various hyperlapse videos and adding some graphical kinetic topography to them. But every time I import a video, it appears full green...nothinge ...
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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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Can you put in and animate 3D models in After Effects exactly like in this video?

From 1:25 to 1:30. I want to do something like in this video where the 3D models of candies float up, swirl around together, shoot out to the viewer, and then land softly on a pile of itself. I was ...
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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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How to do this motion graphics?

This is the motion titling of a film. I'd like to know few things. Assuming it's created using Afer Effects: If you give a closer look, you could see ink spreading ...
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After Effects automation and annotation tools (scripts) for student work

I need a professional advice for self-assessing among students. I am searching for a tool (script or scripts) that helps annotating very long videos in After Effects. I also would like to automate the ...