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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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'“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 ...
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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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Changing suffix of template in after effects

I am totally new to after effects and I make teaching videos. I want to change suffix "K" to "%" but I am having a hard time removing it from the template I have bought from an ...
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HVEC codec with a .mov extension

Specs for a job I'm working on is HVEC codec with a .mov extension. Media encoder only gives me the option to export HVEC as a .mp4. How do I export or convert to a HVEC with a .mov extension?
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Scroll shortcut for Workspace & Timeline Indicator in After-Effects?

Pls share the below mentioned shortcuts for Work Area and Timeline Indicator. It is very time consuming to hold and move it required a lot of effort because this is using very frequent. Like i found ...
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AfterEffects: How to make audio sine waves like this?

Alright, there are many tutorials on audio spectrums in AE, like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_-aycDYsJM I want to make a visualizer like this, however, where the waves more mimic sine waves: ...
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How to track and zoom in AE

I want to learn how to make the effect that is presented in the video from 0:29 to 0:31, that is, cursor tracking and zoom.
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Camera work with huge scenes on after effects

So i'm currently working on a dynamic art work that has a large scene, approximately 1480 x 2940. It's a vertical scene comprised of 3 sections stitched together vertically. Think of it like a large ...
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What is the best version of After Effects to use on my workstation?

I have a HP Z600 workstation with these specs: Processor: Intel Xeon x5650 x2 Memory (RAM): 6*8gb = 48GB total ram Graphics card: Nvidia Quadro k620 2gb Vram Windows 10 Which version of After effects ...
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After Effects Video gets “corrupted” when I remove the background

I'm working on a project that requires a transparent background. I've done this before, so I know how it works.. But this time, when I remove the background as to make the video have a transparent ...
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How to correctly export a still for use on the web from after effects with the right colour space

Please can someone outline the right steps to export a still (for a thumbnail image, so that the colours don't look washed out when exporting from After Effects. All the answers I can find deal in ...
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How do I get rid of this time black box at the top of my composition in after effects?

there is a black box at the top of my comp just above where it says cover-19 it does not seem to be a layer and I have not been able to figure out how
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Where are the After Effects workspaces saved?

Is there a way to import custom workspaces from another computer?
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How to create outward spiral motion in Adobe After Effects?

I want to create an outward spiral motion in Adobe AE. So how to do it? I found an expression script for it here but it creates an inward spiral motion and I want outward spiral. And I am not able to ...
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How can I remove the puppet tools and keep the end position in After Effects?

I am using After Effects for some animation, and there I am using the puppet tool to deform the image. I want to keep the end deformed position, but remove the puppet tool from it. Is it possible in ...
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What is the name of this effect in After Effects?

how to create an intro animation just like this: ? What is the name of the effect (time around 00:00:02 until 00:00:05)? I am trying to search it over Youtube but doesn'...
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Stroke layer style creates strokes on Illustrator layer inside composition

I came across a weird problem. I guess it's easiest to just share a screenshot: As you can see, I applied the stroke layer style to a composition. That composition contains some shape layers and ...
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Annapurna Logo Effects Recreation

I'm looking to see how to recreate the effects used on the Annapurna Logo. I think it's awesome. Here's a reference: In this they have scan lines and a glowing ...
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Resize target layer in perspective tracking

I created a perspective corner pin tracker in After Effects. I selected a target, and applied it. Unfortunately, the target is not of the same aspect ratio as the virtual rectangle that I tracked....
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Workflow / Tool to count cuts in footage material

is there a tool or workflow available or how could one solve this problem: counting the cuts within video footage e.g. as a result 'this 8 min piece from "Titanic" has 35 cuts" Thx in advance!
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I want to know how to replicate this certain Effect

Source: (skip to: 11:40) What I basically want to replicate is the overlay on 096's face I am more interested in getting the black squares animated correctly. for ...
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Sony Vegas VS After Effects for graphic / Keyframe editing

I want to animate "drawings" on people's faces like " X "'s and other lines and I am aware, as far as I know, that in sony vegas that is done via individual frames. Is there another way? Does AE do ...
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Video blurry after Rendering in After Effects CS6

In After Effects I edited a 1080p video. The preview of the final composition looks fine, however the rendered output is very blurry (looks like 480p instead of 1080p). Original video properties: ...
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Removing Video artefacts (coloured blocks) Premier ,After Effects or other software

I've have some 8mm tapes going back to 1990 which I'm getting into my PC via a Sony Digital 8 camera that can digitize the analog tapes and shunt the data over using Firewire. Most of the tapes are ...