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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 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
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Continuous smooth camera movement in post

I'm editing a small video which got recorded on a really cheap tripod, therefore the Camera movment is really uncontinuous and not smooth. Any ideas how to make the movement smooth? such a thing as ...
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After Effects Expression, layer not found or missing

I'm using a plugin called Duik 15 to rig a character to turn the right arm into an IK controller, and it has produced an expression that is unable to find one of my layers. I'm not sure why it's not ...
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How to use a layer as mask for another

In After Effect CC, how can I use a layer, for example with a black shape, to use that shape as a mask for another layer? I know I can draw a transparency map on the layer I want to mask itself, but ...
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Forcing a comp to play back at a certain framerate in aftereffects

I have an after effects comp that is "stop motion", i.e. all animations move at about 8 frames per second. I want to use this comp as a 3D layer and animate camera moves over it smoothly at 30 fps, ...
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how to fix a stuttering camera pan movement?

I recently faced a problem I never had before. I made a video sequence using After Effects and 3D layers. Nothing has been filmed, it is completely virtual. It seems that some of my pans have a ...
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Is it possible to have paragraph text as an After Effects template (in Premiere Pro)?

I have a text layer in After Effects that I'm using as a text template for a Premiere Pro project. Is it possible to make the editable text multi-line, and if so, how would I go about this?
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How to create and add video overlays like this?

I saw this overlay and want to reproduce it, but wonder how to do this: It was slightly animated / synchronized with the video. How do I reproduce this on my own videos? Which software is ideally ...
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Change Output file name in AfterFX .jsx script

I am rendering a project several times, and use a script to change some of the input. However, I have not figured out how to change the name of the output file in the script. This is basically my ...
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After Effects on Mac: Use touchpad to scroll like in PS or Illustrator

In Photoshop and Illustrator I can 2-finger scroll on the x and y axis. For zooming I can pinch-to-zoom which works seamlessly. However, Adobe After Effects reacts totally different to this: Pinch-to-...
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What to do first: effects or montage?

I have to make a five-minute video for a school project. The video includes a few interviews where I want to have their name and job description slide in, and blur the background to prevent ...
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How to loop outer glow layer style in After Effects?

I have a layer in After Effects to which I have applied an outer glow as a layer style. Ideally I would like the glow to turn off and on, in a loop, starting at a point in time and then stopping. Is ...
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How to zoom in on (or pop out) particular screen area's [duplicate]

I would like to know how to zoom in (or pop out)on a particular boxed screen area (like menu and mouse movements) just like this guy did in this linked video. I wanted to make same thing for my ...
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How to Achieve Slow Motion Effect in After Effects as seen in Kygo's Firestone Video

This effect should be simple to achieve, however I'm having difficulty with time-remapping (should I be using this function at all?) The effect happens right after 1:45
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Unknown Adobe After Effects plugins

How can I make effects like the ones in the video? Can anyone tell me where I can find the names of the plugins to make these effects?
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After Effects music equalizer freeze

I have been using After Effects and I own a YouTube channel which is like "Trap nation". One problem though, sometimes after a certain time period, the animation freezes. If you see this video The ...
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Centering in After Effects

I'm fairly new to AE and I'm having some issues centering different shape elements. I've been using the Cmd+double click the Pan Behind tool to center the anchor point on circle and rectangle shapes ...
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Which are the best settings for crisp graphic output using After Effects?

I'm new to AfterEffects but a long time adobe user. I'm trying to do a simple animation using hi-res, lossless PNG's which I have tried exporting at their actual size and @2x up to @4x which I then ...
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Remove an image through subtraction?

Firstly, I'm no video professional, I'm an audio professional. Video theory is a dark area for me. So I will use an audio-type analogy in this question. In audio editing, it is possible to subtract ...
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I'm totally new to AE. What are some things typically done to clean up video and make it look nice?

I shot some wedding footage for a friend when her video guy was unable to make it at the last minute. I use LR and PS all the time but I have no experience with video at all beyond some basic time ...
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How To Add Outro Animation

I'm new to after effects and currently I am using preset effects. How do I add a second animation(outro effect) after the first animation is completed? example: timeline: 1 sec- a picture appears ...
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Expressions: Data-generated After Effects Graphic using CSV file?

Is there a way to read a CSV file or spreadsheet containing dates in timecode in one column and data in another column, then use the time/date to pair with footage to display the corresponding data? ...
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AE - is there a way to import images via list and add random position to them?

I use After Effects CS6, I need to add a lot of pictures inside my comp, they need to have random position (if I could set the "range of the randomness" that would be great) is there any way to do ...
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Setting track points from Mocha to a solid makes it very small

I'm a newbie to all of this so please bare with me. I am following this tutorial. After tracking the movement with Mocha the tracking data is copied to AE. If I copy the data and past it onto a ...
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What is the right way to export videos with different FPS?

I know about rendering and exporting. But it's about some video clips having different FPS. For example, my current practice project has: 1. Motion Title (29.97 FPS) 2. Video clip 23.976 FPS 3. ...
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After Effects: Strange motion tracking problem

I've tested this on numerous videos: whenever I try to track motion in a video, the track point just flys straight up.. no matter how many different ways I've tried it, it also does this. I've linked ...
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How do I preserve the filesize of an MP4 edited in After Effects?

I'm editing a small animation video (.mp4) of our app with After Effects (cropping composition to region of interest). I then add the composition to Adobe Media Encoder Queue and process it with the ...
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Adobe After Effects labels: Project vs Layer/Timeline

How do I label my Composition clips in the Layer/Timeline panel, based on how they are categorized/binned in the Project panel? I have a composition created by Adobe Premiere of about 100 items I've ...
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How to stack frames of a video together using lighten blending mode?

I want each frame of video to get added on top of the previous frames. I don't want any of them to fade out. I am shooting locked down with a black background. A model moves through the frame with a ...
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What is the difference between RGB and RGB + Alpha?

I know what is Alpha channel but when I rendered a motion logo using RGB and RGB + Alpha in After Effects, I didn't see any difference. So what's the basic difference between them and how to decide ...

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