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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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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 ...
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How to mask out brush in After effects

I've run into a little snag. I can't seem to mask out some of the brush that I've used on a an empty layer. I create the mask but it simply doesn't mask out anything, it does however mask out pixels ...
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How to render an After Effects composition without DRM protection

How can you render a .wmv video file in After Effects without DRM protection, there doesn't seem to be an option when rendering. UPDATE This composition im rendering is basically a small animation ...
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After Effects experience with virtual choir 3D environment

Is there anyone in the forum with After Effects experience related to the production of a virtual choir, such as that of Eric Whitacre (e.g., see video below)? I ...
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No experience with AE, I want to create a Kinetic Typographic video. Am I being too ambitious?

Ok so I have this presentation thing for next week, and I have to make a explainer video. I'm super torn between whiteboard animation (I can do this) and kinetic typographic video. I really want to ...
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Good place to learn about every option/button in Adobe After Effects?

In particular, right now anyway, I want to know what the following under Animation menu do: Track Camera Track in mocha AE Warp Stabilizer Track Motion Looking for a text-based explanation.
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Given a still and a video, a program that removes the still as the background?

Others have asked how to remove the still background from a video. I'm not asking for that because I recognize it is problematic Here's an easier challenge: For many "talking head" videos, it is ...
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Line up photogrammetry mesh with tracking markers

I have some footage, which I've tracked in After Effects. I've exported that 3D tracked camera to C4D Lite. I then took photos of the filming location and used Meshroom (a photogrammetry tool) to ...
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Audio Spectrum looking like a heart beat

I'm a newbie to Adobe After Effects. I'm trying to create a simple music visualisation. It should look like a heart beat line reacting to a music. Something like this but reacting to music — EKG ...
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Undoing zoom with motion tracking in After Effects - what am I doing wrong

So I'm trying to do a simple thing: I've got this video shot, where camera zooms out of the scene, and I want to undo that zoom so that the scene stays the same scale. I tried using the Perspective ...
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CC Particle Systems II using Particle Type “Textured QuadPolygon” is missing the Particle > Texture option - There is no way to set the texture?

Just like the title says. I have a solid and added CC Particle Systems II and set the Particle Type to "Textured QuadPolygon". When I do this with CC Particle World, I can see the "Texture" option ...
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How to take an object and pause it in a moving video?

I understand that this question doesn't make much sense, so allow me to explain. I have seen many videos, most of them involving sports and cars, where a person/car is frozen, and the object that ...
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After Effects - Unable to track motion accurately for screen recording when scrolling occurs

I'm attempting to create a simple help video where I demonstrate the use of an online application, so I'm using a screen recording as my source video. I've created a shape layer that will serve as box ...
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After Effects - Unable to track motion accurately for screen recording when scrolling occurs

I'm attempting to create a simple help video where I demonstrate the use of an online application, so I'm using a screen recording as my source video. I've created a shape layer that will serve as box ...
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Imported video starting in third frame

I'm experiencing a problem with After Effects CC 18 where every mp4 video that I import starts in the third frame of the video and not in the first frame. The video and composition and video framerate ...
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How to improve quality of .3gp video

I have a short (~1:13) clip in .3gp format that is effectively useless for my purposes as is, as it is 176x144, and my final output will be 1280x720. My first try was After Effects' Distort>Detail ...
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What kind of effect is that? How can I replicate it?

I'm trying to replicate this effect on the logo whose it starts with a fade and then these “bubbles” filling the logo until complete. Demo: Well, the fade effect I can replicate :D. But this other ...
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Motion Tile on Z position (Intinite Tunnel)

I've created this trippy tunnel that I'll be using for a music video and it all moves and morphs but I want it to repeat itself like a tunnel. On this, other graphics will be added and so repeated as ...
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Display one decimal point after a whole number after divided by 10

I have a slider-controlled source text which I try to sync with the corresponding graph bar. What I need is, to display one decimal point after the value of the slider is divided by 10. That is, if ...
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Track and replace a t-shirt design on a moving, distorted garment

I'm wondering what would be some viable techniques to replace a t-shirt design some person is wearing in a footage with another design. Here's a simple example: https://placeit.net/c/mockups/stages/...
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get the position of a specific vertex in an After Effects shape

Is it possible to get the position of a specific vertex of an After Effect shape ? something like var shape = parent.content("Shape 1").content("Path 1").path.value; var vertexes = shape.vertices; ...
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AE Expressions question - why isn't my code working?

I can't figure out why I'm getting the error... Any ideas?! I tried adding "var" at the beginning of the first line, but that didn't work. Not sure what to try now! Help anyone? Below is my code. The ...
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After Effects: How to make 3D path

I am trying to make a 3D path that will be used as motion path for a object as well as base for Trim Paths. In other words, I would like to create something like Nyan Cat. I am going to use a path ...
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Best technique at animating Isometric designs in After Effects?

I have been dedicating my whole month to learn the concept of isometric design in Illustrator. After awhile of learning and experimenting, I became aware that I need to design things in a way that ...
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Show current play speed in after effects

Is it possible to display the current play speed (eg. X2, X3.5, etc) in a text layer above my footage? Some of my composition layers plays at normal (X1) speed but others were time remapped or time ...
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The Sapphire / BORIS FX transitions don't appear as transitions on Premiere Pro

I'm french so excuse my bad english. So i've installed the Sapphire FX on premiere pro I have all the effects, no problem. BUT, the Sapphire transitions appear like an effect. Normal Transition have ...
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Stop children from scaling by parent scale

So I have a composition with a single image that has this expression attached to its position: [thisComp.width - 100, thisComp.height - 100] All this expression does is makes my image to be located ...
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How to copy IN, OUT, DURATION of each layer from Comp1 to each layer of Comp2

I want to copy IN, OUT, DURATION of each layer from Comp1 to each layer of Comp2. Are there anyway to do that? or script?
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Matching colors between editing apps and other Adobe apps

If I import graphics made in Adobe apps (Illustrator, Premiere, InDesign...) into After Effects or Premiere Pro, the exported animated file doesn't seem to respect the color space of these assets. ...
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cc slant not working in after effects

I put the cc slant effect on an image just to slant (move) the clouds, but it ends up sliding the whole image. The same goes for many other images even after adding a mask. The whole image keeps ...
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After Effects is not changing the preview quality!

I have the preview resolution set to quarter, frame skip set to 5 and yet After Effects is previewing at full resolution constantly. I have tried changing the settings through the sidebar and the bar ...
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After Effects Time warp with scene cut sensitivity

I am trying to use time warp to adjust the frame rate of a video. The issue is that when a scene changes, time warp tries to create frames in between the scene cut, causing strange ghosting and weird ...
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How to add an image from the video to the beginning of composition? (Just an image, not a clip)

I have a composition which is a union of 2 composition, and I want to add a snapshot from the composition to the beginning of it - is there any shortcut for it? I tried searching for it Google but ...
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I am trying to do a freeze frame effect for a music video

I keep doing all the steps correctly and it leads me to the point in the picture the frame I want to put in the clip of the video won’t pop up even when I press the inverted and move it left 100% only ...
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Create Null from Paths?

How should I go about making this Cubic Loop? Can anyone help me to know how to go about making this short animation in After Effects ?
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How to sync Markers Comments between root Control Null & nested-in-comp-Null / Layer

Hello Fellow VFX / Motion Designers, I have spent a large amount of time going in circles trying to self-solve this one but time on the project is running low on time so I must ask the elder hive-...
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After effect how to create object rotation with earth

would like to ask how to create this effect? AE The rotation of the earth with trees I got stuck with the object moving continuously from behind to the front. ...
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How can I duplicate / modify a composition for each entry in a data file (AfterEffects)?

I have a project that requires lots of duplicates of a composition. Doing it one at a time is really annoying and repetitive. Is there a way to make it autogenerate them all, changing some text and ...
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Problem when I import pictures - they are just a black box!

when I try and import pictures in After Effects, they are all of a sudden just a black box. I've tried with a new project, tried on old ones and it's all the same. You can see in the attached picture ...
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AE Keyframe Control through checkboxes

I have a position animation with four keyframes, two for a intro, two for a outro. Also I have a Master where you have two checkboxes "Intro" and "Outro". The idea is to override the keyframe values ...
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Why AE changes tone / pitch of my audio after rendering

Why AE changes tone / pitch of my audio after rendering ? All I did is imported file and then added to the main composition. After rendering voice sounds very heavy, but I am not sure why, it's a "....
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After Effects - Trying to Export Video with RGB Alpha (I get a black background in the export)

In After Effects I'm trying to Export Video with RGB Alpha (I get a black background in the export) please see notes below: Here's my setup (on canvas transparency is toggled on)
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After Effects expressions to sum numbers and control charts_2

Link to Original Post/Question > After Effects expressions to sum numbers and control charts. The answer featured in the original post was nearly the solution I needed for my specific problem. My ...
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Error with After effect Pro_FX_Presets_Particular plugin

Does anybody know about the Pro_FX_Presets_Particular plugin? Why am I getting this error? I tried with png and jpg files. I have trapcode 15 installed. Any suggestions? more error images
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How do I overlay my after effects comp in Cinema4D Lite?

(Please answer for Cinema4D Lite, not for any other version) How do I match up a comp in After Effects with a scene in Cinema4D? Usually I would use a C4D Background Object, but what if I need to see ...
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How to permanently adjust render and project settings in Cinema4D Lite

(Please only answer this question for Cinema4D Lite, not studio or other versions). I tend to work in 1920x1080 25fps in After Effects. Every time I open a Cinema 4D object from a project in After ...
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After Effects Plexus

I am trying to create an animation that some straight dash lines move back and forth but no zooming in effect. I used Trapcode particular, but it did not look good at all (an uploaded image is my work)...
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Is there any android library to play animations from After Effects json or aepx file

I have created videos using After Effects. I want to export this file and replace photos with user uploaded. Is there any Android library that allows me to do this?