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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 this font layouts differently between AE and Microsoft Word?

I'm new to this website so I'll try to be as clear as possible. I downloaded a font online and I want to use it in my AE CS6 composition. When I wrote something using this font, I noticed that it ...
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Need a cover up for a face to make it more horror-ish

Would like to create some sort of mask during post to make a persons face look more towards the horror genre and wondered what would be the best way of doing this? It would only need a 2d image to ...
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After Effect CC - How to combine and crop videos

I have 4 videos which i want to combine it into 1 video file. Drag and drop should do the combining but i don't know how to crop it. I am new in video editing, so any suggestion or even keyword will ...
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Making background element out of a part of a video

I have this shot which has the right door color corrected to make it look dark and red : How would I go about making it part of the "background" so that when someone comes in front of it, he is not ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Collapse Transformation not working in Adobe After Effects CC

I'm following a tutorial on AE and it is completely confusing to me as I cannot get the desired result. Here are the steps in the tutorial: Select a group of comps Pre-compose them into new comp ...
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After Effects: Audio react to beat then become fuzzy/blury?

I have been searching all over the internet but still do not know how to do this with After Effects! When a loud beat goes on, the spectrum goes bigger so i did this: value + (comp("Music").layer("...
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After Effects: Audio Not Playing - in AE CS4

O.K. so i'll tell the full thing on whats happening! I have two compsitions; one is the spectrum layers composition (which contains some spectrum things) and the other is the music composition (which ...
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After effects MP4 render problem

On after effects I have been having a problem with rendering as when i try to render a video with a regular 3.2 PAR (Pixel aspect ratio) after effects resizes it from MP4's 1920x1080 to 720x1080 and ...
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Can individual tracking points be edited in After Effects?

I solved a rather long scene in After Effects for camera tracking. Later, I realized that the tracking point I chose "jumped" out of its stable position for a split second. This only became apparent ...
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'“How to change the song in one time?” Audio Spectrum Visualizer (After Effect)

I made an audio spectrum visualizer similar (After Effects) style like this one with multiple solid layers. But I have a problem: how to change the song in all layers at once? Every layer has ...
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Export Composition Background in After Effects

I made a lower third for someone else. Of course it needs an alpha channel, but rendering RGB+Alpha results in humongous filesizes. Now I was wondering if you can export the whole thing using a chroma ...
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Understanding / troubleshooting After Effects crash

I have been struggling to export a project. The project was edited in Premiere Pro CS6, color graded and stabilized in After Effects CS6 and I usually export straight from AE, but it kept crashing at ...
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Does some macro exist for creating this text effect?

I'm referring to this video (top right). How can I create a similar video / text effect. Indeed I can give expressions of the damped oscillator and tweak it for a long time until I get a good effect, ...
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After Effects - Shape layer obscures graphics layer unless positioned at bottom

I am following an AE tutorial. As part of its exercise files, the tutorial provides an .ai file that has two layers: a rocket and a black background. The .ai file is then imported into AE as a ...
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How to rotate object in After Effects without affecting other values?

I have a motion path of a object already defined within keyframes. Now I would like to adjust the rotation. BUT if the rotation is set, it affects also the X/Y axis of the object, that's why it ...
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Weird glitches in After Effects render

was wondering if any of you knew how to fix this issue. When I render my comp in After Effects, I see these weird glitches in the render (like black triangular spots of missing video). I have ...
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rendering video with Adobe After Effects

I bought an effect on Videohive (http://videohive.net/item/classic-music-visualizer-/13342497), and create a 1h long video with music and picture in background. I'm trying to render this video, but ...
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Best softwares for heavy pan/zoom editing?

I use to do a lot of pan/zoom editing with Sony Vegas Pro. Now that I read that Sony plans to discontinue Vegas (they said it will remain supported but there will never be a new version again), I am ...
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Where can I find design specs for 6mm to 22mm display signage?

I am fine with HD displays, but I would like to know where I can find how to design for LED driven displays where the LEDs are 6mm apart or 22mm apart. What resolution would I be looking for?
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Change the coordinate system in After Effects

I'm recreating a Sketch composition in AE. To ease the process I would like to change the position of 0,0 from the center of the comp to bottom left. That would make it possible for me to translate ...
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After Effects Mask is cropping down resolution

I have two videos, from one I create a mask. In preview I have output fine. Preview: In RAM preview and render queue, output is weird: I am a beginner ,using After Effects CS6 trial. I have ...
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How to inserty custom background or second plan footage using dynamic mask in After Effects?

I need to change the sign contents in the clip The problem is that in some parts gets "blocked" by walking in front of it Minions. How would you solve this challenge? Screenshots:
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How do I recreate this Annotation effect In After Effects?

I found this annotation effect that I really like. and would like to recreate in After Effects. Does anyone know how to do it? https://vimeo.com/42220418 Thanks
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Adobe Media Encoder Flicker Issue

When rendering my video in Adobe Media Encoder using either h.264 and mpeg-2 I get random flickering appearing. I have rendered directly out of After Effects using a lossless codec. The video is fine,...
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Anyone with Mac Pro, please help for CPU advice

I'm about to buy a Mac Pro, possibly an iMac instead, in a few days for extensive 3D and video work. I was able to try an online CPU stress test which renders complex video frames on the iMac but I ...
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I only have the .mp4 files from a Sony XDCAM EX shoot, is there a way I can still convert them for use in AfterEffects on Windows?

I no longer have access to the original recordings and the weird excess of files that Sony likes to bundle with the video you actually need. I'm running Windows 8.1 and Adobe After Effects CS6, and I'...
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Script to create video in standard format?

I've been making videos (episodes) for my YouTube channel. They are all in a standard format with an intro which has the episode # and title, then the clips fade in always using the same simple cross-...
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Cleaning matte - remove areas smaller than x pixels?

I have created a plate through the "difference matte" process - but I have a bunch of area's that show small white speckles on a black background. Is there an automated way to remove those small white ...
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How to Create Fire Light like Ligthing in After Effects

I am interested in creating a fire light kind of effect for a footage. We have a 2d animation composition, and want to add a fire lighting to the scene. Think of a wall when lighted with a campfire or ...
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Approximate render time in After Effects CS6 [closed]

I'm working on a project with After Effects CS6. All videos I'm producing are quite similar to each other (both in terms of footage, montage, duration, resolution etc.). Currently it takes 6h to ...
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AE: Frame rate and animating solids

For an After Effects project that animates mostly solids and Illustrator objects, what frame rate should one use to achieve smooth visual effects? I'm currently working with 23.9 fps but it renders a ...
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Glitch effect won't work

I'm learning After Effects from scratch so sorry if this is obvious but whenever I try to make one part of an image 'glitch' I create a section of the image and place it in the middle but when I press ...