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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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Unlink two layers after a certain time in After Effects

In After Effects, I want to have a layer (let's call it Leader) that moves and another one (let's say Follower) that is linked to the first one, so it will have the same movement, but at a specific ...
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3D object from CINEMA4D has glowing edge in After Effect

I have a composition of a video and a 3d object on it, coming from CINEMA 4D. There is a ~1 pixel wide glowing artefact around the edge of the imported 3d object. What can be the reason and how can I ...
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Pop out a shape out of another shape

How do I do a 'pop out' effect from one shape out of the other? Right now I have this: But I would like if the shape visually appeared out of the left 1. So like it stretches and then comes ...
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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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Link audio to opacity effect of an image in After Effects

I have 3 audio files from a podcast. 1 file from Steve, one from john, and the other is from me. I have a composition with the three audio files and also 3 png images of our faces, one for each of ...
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How to import 2D position data into After Effects

If I have a .csv file of x / y coordinates, representing positional data of an object in an animation, what's the easiest way to apply that to a 2D null in After Effects? Eg: Frame,Xpos,Ypos 1,33,...
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Why is YouTube and VLC making a slight but noticeable mess of my video background?

Retitling and reediting, after a few tips from Mulvya. I've got a div on my blog, with background color set to #83d3c9. Yesterday I tried creating a video on AE where the background was set to ...
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Reduce render file size in After Effects CC 2017

I'm using Adobe After Effects CC 2017 and I want to reduce the render file size. However, I Googled all day and I cannot find any for CC 2017. All of them says that change the format to H.264 but we ...
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Parent Pick Whip Not Showed On Effect Transform Keyframing

I wanted to parent the effect transform expression to the tracking motion (null object) When I saw the tutorials.. it showed me to click and drag the pick whip, but on my after effects there are no ...
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Illustrator “Release to Layers” but keep names?

Does anyone know of an Illustrator script that does a "Release to Layers", but renames the layers based on their group names? I'm sure I had one ages ago, but I can't find it now... It's very useful ...
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After Effects - Particular Rendering

I'm not really doing video production as living, just for fun. So my knowledge is very limited. In the Trapcode Particular I'm creating a particles with simple 3D emitter: Now, I only want particles ...
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AfterEffects Text Templates - Do changes Progagate to Instances in PPro

I have created a number of Live Text Template Capsule (.aecap) files from AE CC2017. And used them a number of places in multiple timelines in a Premiere project. I now need to make a tweak to ...
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After Effects CC Audio Playback not working

So I've been having this problem with my After Effects CC recently and it's actually cheesing my right off. I need to edit a frame by frame storyboard animatic and I can't edit to the sound because ...
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Setting format to H.264 in After Effects

I'm currently attempting to render a video for Youtube in Afters Effects CC 2017. However, I can not find the format option for H.264 in the output module settings. How can I find or activate this?
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AE + Photoshop| How to do phone numbers increasing effect? [Details Inside]

Hello Okay so i need help I will show you some videos and I'd love to get an answer on exactly how they got made? ...
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What properties of After Effects project can be edited without opening the application itself

I found myself in position where I need to render 6(or more) layers in different order. For example in 1,2,3,4,5,6 then 4,2,1,3,5,6 and so on. Some of the layers blend with the former or later one. It ...
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After Effect: How do I achieve the smoke effect?

I am trying to make the smoke after as seen in the picture attached. I have tried to search for the tutorials but there isn't any tutorial that teach me exactly the effect I wanted to create.
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How to achieve this “trail effect” - After Effects

I'm trying to achieve the following effect: Here is the problem: I can't achieve the effect using particles. Some of them spread and linger around. Is there a way to achieve a similar effect without ...
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Adobe Media Encoder included in After Effects Licence?

I currently have an anctive creative cloud licence, but I'm looking to slim down for a while. I actually only need After Effects and the Media Encoder at the moment. Is the Adobe media encoder ...
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What kind of laptop should I be using: Alienware or Macbook Pro? [closed]

I'm planning to buy a new laptop since my current PC(Lenovo U430) is kind of slow when it comes to gaming and video editing. My current budget is $1,000 to $1,500, after researching, I chose these ...
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Expression for inverse parenting on Y axis in after effects

I have a composition in After Effects (CS6) that contains 2 objects that are usually a set distance apart. I am looking for an expression or other method to automatically move one layer by the same ...
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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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Separate all layers every “X” interval of time in After Effects

I dropped +100 images in After Effects, I would like to make a simple slideshow, and for this I have to separate/slice each layer sequentially every 5 seconds (that is the duration I want for each ...
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How do I resize the canvas of a image layer in After Effects?

I'm using After Effects CC 2017. I've imported a PNG image with transparency, then I added a simple CC Light Wipe effect: The problem is that the range of the lights produced by this effect are ...
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How do I resize a image preserving aspect ratio in After Effects?

In my compossition I imported an image, I would like to scale the image in real-time (I mean using the mouse to select the image, center it in the composition and resize it to see the results in real-...
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How do I resize a video layer (not the compossition) in After Effects?

I created a footage of 1920x1080p, then I added a video of 1280x720p in a layer, now I would like to resize the video of this layer to fit the size of my compossition. Is this possible to do without ...
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How to make an animation of light in After effects?

I need such a result, as in this image: http://i.imgur.com/7zBO1i1.gif I want to animate the light in the hand of the girl. I was looking for a video on this topic on the Internet, but found nothing. ...
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How do I apply effects to a layer at its current resolution (scaled up by the layer's scale property) instead of its original resolution?

I'm a sprite animator in Adobe After Effects. For example, I want to be able to skew a layer, but because this image is very small on its own, when I scale up its scale property and then skew it ...
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After Effects - How to zoom on track points

I want to mimic effects some YouTubers use where they track an object then zoom in on the object that is being tracked. An example would be someone's head moving in a frame, and it cuts to a close up ...
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After Effects Blur Effect with Mask Doesn't Go to the Edge

I'm new to After Effects and I'm trying to blur a section of a video using masks and tracking. Everything is working fine, but for some reason the blur effect (and this is the same with other effects ...
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Opacity and feather doesn't work at mask

currently I have the problem that I cant change the opacity of a mask. It's just on (1-100%) or off (0%). I noticed that the feathering doesn't work too. Here is a example picture. There are two ...
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Camera problems in After Effects

I have this problem where when I add a camera layer, my composition disappears (but only when the view mode is set to Active Camera). How can I fix it? I also have problems zooming in on just a part ...
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After Effects slow animation

I f****d up and changed the framerate of my AE preview because the project began taking its toll on my computer, mistakenly thinking that this will increase performance. However I sadly had to notice (...
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Different transform options of shape layers

When dealing with shape layers, you get 2 transform options. One is inside Group sublayer and the other is just plain transform. This image shows what I mean: When should I use Transform Group and ...
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Multiple expression controls in ONE FX controller

For the sake of a cleaner workspace is it possible to have multiple expression controls, such as slider controls, in the same FX control? Basically, instead of seeing "Slider Control" and "Slider ...
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How to implement apearing 3D text in video?

First of all I like to mention I have some knowledge in After Effects, as I created "Dragonball Z" effects for fun few years back. I also have some basic knowledge in Photoshop to create 3D texts, ...
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AE distort mask

So I recorded nintendo ds gameplay with my phone and I masked out what I need. I made a pask using the pentool but of course this is not a nice rectangle. So what I want is to warp the video so the ...
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ProRes444 Codec download process to Adobe Media Encoder

I am using MacOS Sierra and am trying to download the ProRes444 Codec in order to export my Adobe After Effects 4k RED footage in this format (probably using Adobe Media Encoder based on what I have ...
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Using brush tool for alpha channels/rotoscoping in after-effects

I'm trying to rotobrush/rotoscope a bunch of footage, see image below for what I mean. Currently I'm using the rotobrush, but it is too time-consuming and slow - it keeps trying to guess the paths, ...
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Generating numbers counting up with fix poisition for units

In After Effects, I am trying to programmatically generate numbers that count up. But when the numbers start counting up, it is pushing the units to the right. How I can make units position fixed (...
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Wrong colours after exporting to MP4 using H.264 Codec

in my current project I am working in an sRGB colour space (32bpc) with the option "linearize workflow" enabled. My composition looks fine in after effects, but after exporting to mp4 using H.264 ...
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How to create a fireball effect with After Effects?

I'm working on this video, football theme. i was wondering how I can give the ball a simulation of a comet or a cannon ball? For example when a player makes a strong shot i want it to look as if it ...
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Best workflow for working with mattes in After Effects

I love working with alpha / luma mattes in After Effects. Creating that kind of composition should be a piece of cake, but it is incredibly difficult because there is no real good way to work with ...
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Pre-render composition in file? (Adobe After Effects)

I was wondering if its possible to prerender a composition 100% in-file (NOT prerendering out then bringing back in). Prerender might not be the best word - I'm essentially looking to do what ...
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How to programmatically personalize video? [closed]

this article shows an impressive implementation of how to programmatically personalize video. "Everybody received their ‘own’ version of the video." How would I realize a similar solution? Which ...
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Mouse drag and drop / drag to select animation in after effects

I am currently trying to create some kind of drag and drop as well as a drag and select animation in after effects. The latter one is supposed to be looking something like this in the end: (this ...
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How to make an effect last for only a certain amount of time

I feel like I've done 50 google searches now, and still haven't figured this out. I am new to after effects, and have been unable to make my effects last for a certain amount of the timeline. For ...
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Split video or export keynote slides separately

I have a problem I am struggling for 2 days. Maybe someone can give me some light. I made a huge keynote presentation (100 slides), with videos and animations. I expected to have one small exported ...
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NVidia GTX 180 Composition Display Issues in After Effects and Premier Pro

I have a new NVidia GTX 180 (latest drivers) which is one of the latest high end releases in the GPU market. The problem is I'm experiencing the following issues in the composition(viewport) windows ...
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Where can I found example video in 120fps and up? [duplicate]

Where can I found and download video example in 120fps/240fps and up? I haven't a device to record on that FPS, I want it for learn to create a slow mo video. Thanks