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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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Can I copy and paste all keyframed parameters (settings and effects) from one layer to another in Adobe After Effects CS6 within a single composition?

As the question title says. Is there a shortcut, or some way to do this? Single composition suffices. The only thing I found is to copy all effects, by selecting a layer → effects panel → CTRL + A to ...
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How to make an automatic cut when a specific pixel changes color? (Premiere or AE)

I want to cut between 2 videos when a specific visual change occurs in the current clip. But since the videos are too long I can't do it manually. Is there a way to make an automatic cut? Or at least ...
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Warp Stabilizer makes sequence shakier

I´m trying to stabilize an hyperlapse with the following workflow: Use Motion Tracker on the original hyperlapse. Pre-compose, obtaining a new composition. Apply Warp Stabilizer on the new ...
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PNG from Composition > Add to Render Queue

I am trying to get a PNG picture from 'Composition - Add to Render Queue - Output Module - Lossless - Format - PNG Sequence' the picture is a circle, no background by clicking 'Toggle Transparency ...
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Premiere does not release memory used by expressions during export of MOGRTs

As far as I can tell from my testing Premiere and Media Encoder do not release memory (RAM) used by expressions while exporting sequences with motion graphic templates in them. I have a data (csv) ...
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Path shape not masking text through Track Matte in After Effects

I'm trying to hide some text using a path I'm tracking around someone in order to 'hide' the text behind him. Because the text will be moving independently of the person it'll be hiding behind, I'm ...
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Black Screen Preview in After Effects (3D)

I need to help i downloaded a template and after open project i cant see anything in preview panel and show me a note up left side of panel: Active Camera How can i see details in projects?
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Need Help in Replacing Screen of 3d rotating phone ( AE CC 2018)

First post here! Apologies for any mistakes! I have a footage of a rotating iPhone with its screen set to green (so I can play around in AE with what to show on the phone screen). I have tried to ...
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How to change value in After Effects when passing marker

I am running into an issue where I want to change the value of my slider controller (just adding 1) each time it passes by a marker. This is my current code if (marker.numKeys > 0) { value = ...
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Adobe After Effects - Why is my position marker not set to a frame?

In after effects, one of my compesitions is comprised soley of static images, vectors, solids, and other non-movie footage. One such static image layer lasts from frame 0 for 100 frames. Another user ...
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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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Displacement Map: After Effect to Lottie

Now displacement maps don't work for Lottie (by Airbnb), but is there a way to still make them work? Like the random() function on the opacity of a frame doesn't work by default either, but it works ...
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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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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 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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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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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?
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Automatically redirects to another layer

Hai friends I am using After Effect 2017 I need help, am download one free ae template for my study purpose, on the layer panel cp1 (main layer) and cp2 (Duplicate layer), I am trying to change the ...
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Recreating this animated mockup effect

I'm trying to recreate this effect in Ae using a box mock-up. I'm only interested in the animated background covering the box. Iv structured my Comp so that the design is below the box mock-up and I'm ...
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Automate video production with After Effects CC

I am tasked to produce ~100 videos of 10 minutes in After Effects. The videos will later be commented by voice, and I am tasked only to make the "motion" part. Each video use: about 30 "image" ...
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Major issue importing and exporting mp4 with AE and Media Encoder

This is what my footage is looking like after importing into a composition: Here's what I've learned so far: Any mp4 file looks like this when imported. h264 or 265. I'm trying to get screen ...