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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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Keep fixed symbol on a source text linked expression

I have a text layer (property: Source Text) connected to a slider control, in the way that the slider goes from 0 to 40 and the text layer simply follows the same amount. Now, I want to have a fixed ...
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How to create this effect?

In most of the official screen-recorded Adobe CC tutorials, they use a [bubble kinda popping up] effect as in the screenshot below. Video link How could I recreate this effect in Adobe Premiere or ...
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Multiple Audio Sources for Audio Spectrum

how can I have more than 1 audio source at the same time for the Audio Spectrum effect of After Effects? Thank you. I'm using After Effects. (I tried to upload an image, but it there is an error)
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Track Multiple Moving Objects Simultaneously

I am an animal behaviorist and AfterEffects (CC) may be the key to solving my unique problem. Let's say I have a video of six small animals housed individually in circular arenas. Can AfterEffects: ...
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Color Correction filter to dull/desaturate Video

Novice w/ After Effects, but here it goes...I am looking to emulate the style/technique from this website background video https://y.co/ Is there a color correction effect to create this look? Or is ...
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How to invert the color of a text layer with a sliding adjustment layer

So I'm trying to recreate the effects used in this Envato video https://videohive.net/item/sport-life-fast-dynamic-slideshow/19632953 This is what I have so far https://gfycat.com/...
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after effects letters animation

Hi guys I am pretty new in after effects. Please guide me to create something like this. Effects's names etc.
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How to place a picture into an object and zoom into it to make it big? (After Effects)

Im working on a simply animation movie and saw this cool effect were theres a computer screen or phone screen for example with a picture on, than the camera zooms into the picture, like a transition ...
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Get location (X,Y) of motion tracking object?

I just learnt motion tracking in Adobe After Effects and I find it great. I need to track the (X,Y) location of the object that I am tracking. For Example, lets say there's a video of a black dot ...
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How do I add multiple videos into multiple shape layers

I have a vector map of the state of NJ that I have broken up into counties (overall state as the shape layer...all counties underneath in a Group) I'd like to insert a different graphic/video into ...
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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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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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