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Importing gradient filled shapes from adobe illustrator to after effects

I am importing an illustrator file including svg shapes to after effects. The shapes in the files are filled with gradients and when I import them to AE they are all gray. Is there a way to quickly ...
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Is there a program similar to After Effects that lets you animate the points of a polygon according to a mathematical function?

I have some irregular polygons defined by points whose coordinates depend on a variable r, for example: x = if(1 / sqrt(10) <= r < 1 / sqrt(5)) { -2 r² + r sqrt(1 - r²) - sqrt(2 r⁴ - r² ...
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Can I morph my Trim Path "form" into an object?

I am new to After Effects, and I am trying to make an Animation that is a bit hard for my poor skills. I made a Trim Path, and now I want to transform the "form" that follows it into an ...
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Trapcode Particular - Choppy Streaklet

I'm trying to recreate the hurricane that you see faded in this screenshot, speed and shape are in a good place but the problem is the streaklets aren't visible, it looks like the start of the ...
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How do I merge two shapes in one during an animation?

I've these shapes: The first one has three path within, my question is how do I merge these three dots into the big one during an animation? I saw some tutorials about reshape but when I've tried it, ...
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If function: turn into whole number when decimal is .0

I've created this slider and counter which works just fine going from 5x down to the W: The problem is that I need to create a condition that when a number hits .0 it becomes a whole number, so in ...
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looping my videos in Inkscape

I have a short clip, 10 seconds or so. I'd like to loop in/down the timeline to create a 6-hour video (for sleep music on YouTube). How do i do that using inkScape. I have an idea of how to do it on ...
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Should I use SVG or PNG for my animated videos?

I'm currently building animations which will be exported into videos. In some case I have stills in the background that won't change over the whole duration. Question: Are there any differences in ...
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Does any record exist of the animation techniques used producing Disney's Bambi?

I know the movie is old, but if there's so much as a production book of the film it would assist me a great deal. I'm attempting to confront all of the areas in animation which I'm inexperienced with, ...
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How can I extract a 327-color palette from a digital video?

I'm attempting to get a digital indexed palette for my own work, roughly mirroring that used in Akira (1988). The movie had a famed 327-color palette, fifty of which were created for that specific ...
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How to create a video with a video overlay and a png image with ffmpeg?

I have created a scene with OBS in which there are: A video that takes up the whole screen, 1080p. A second video that is placed in the top right-hand corner. An image that is pasted on top of the ...
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Overlaying videos in Filmora 9, one of the videos characters should be completely dark but it has some transparency, how to fix it?

I'm trying to overlay to videos in Filmora 9. One video is a walking/talking hyena and the other a nodding squirrel. The hyena is in a room, so I wish both of them to be in the room. The video of ...
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Multiple animations using the same assets

So I've just started using AE and was wondering what the best way to organise multiple animations was? So in this case I have a source file (PSD with multiple layers) and I'm playing around doing ...
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AE Expression: Define FontSize

I'm making a complicated watch UI with a lot of expressions linked to different values of the display. As you can see from the image below, 9hrs isn't bonded to an expression yet, but it's graphically ...
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Best tools to start for 2D graphic animation for Physics? [closed]

I want to make an animation like this. What do you call them? And is it possible to do it in Sony Vegas? How do I get started? These came from the video of Consumed by the Apocalypse by Lemmino:
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How to accomplish this animated piano visual effect in a Livestream?

I would like to know how to produce this effect, for example on 1. YouTube Livestream, 2. Zoom, or 3. Omegle meetings. Thank you for your thoughtful answers/comments in advance! See this video: ...
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how to make progressive hand drawn animation

I would like to learn how to make progressive hand-drawn animation (if it's not the correct term then it would be great if you could correct me). This is the type of ...
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FFMPEG - Create subtitle animation effect

Do you know how can I create with FFMPEG subtitle animation or effects like this? A Script maybe that load subtitle file and run the animation based on the time of the subtitle. Thank you!
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What are some animation techniques that help lower animation cost as much as possible?

I think this is a good example, but there's no animation to speak, but I am wondering if there are other animation techniques that can yield similar cost per minutes as the "animation" in ...
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AE Counter Switch (Mins > Hs)

I'm trying to create an expression that changes source text from minutes to hours. Here is an example of the graphic I'm animating: As you can see the 3 hours counter is on hold, I want that to start ...
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Extend lower thirds title

I am quite new to premiere pro. I started creating own lower thirds for Interview questions, but then used a template I found online (since it looks much better). https://mixkit.co/free-premiere-pro-...
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How were the "glowing lights" made for the classic The Simpsons episodes?

Today's episodes of The Simpsons are bleak, washed-out, standardized and soulless. But for the first several seasons, possibly even roughly up until the late 1990s, they clearly used a completely ...
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Hue Cycle .gif files with ffmpeg as percentage of duration

Suppose I have a set of 1000 .gif files, each of different durations, and I want to cycle the hue (hue as in the HLS color space) of each .gif file once over its duration. So, for example, at the ...
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I'm trying to figure out what the easiest way to go about creating this type of video would be. I can't find a tutorial. Please help!

This video I'm trying to recreate seems like an insanely time consuming process in after effects. Is AE the right way to go about it? Does anyone know of a process or tutorial that may help? I'm ...
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How can I animate reputation changes in Stack Exchange?

I'm making a YouTube video on discrimination, and among other things I'll explain this study which shows anti-female bias against new female StackExchange users, but pro-female bias toward experienced ...
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Color, font and text does not change in some parts

I cannot edit and change color, font, text/numbered values of the layers at all on some sections of the project template am working on (They are animated) it just types in the background of the text/...
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Is copyright infringed when any animation is redone?

Is copyright infringed when any animation is redone and not literally copy cut pasted but if the whole animation is done from scratch with different colours and different background but if the ...
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Batch processing in ImageMagick to create image masks from .mp4

I am creating animated sequences from video files. I am hoping to create image masks from the video files to save time on masking them by hand. This tutorial seems to clearly outline the process, ...
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Animating a sequence of still frames

I am taking a picture a day of someone, with the aim of obtaining an animation in a few months. The person is more or less always in the same pose, but of course there are minor variations day by day. ...
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Keep residual image of an element in a video

I have a video of a static background with a spider which is the only moving element. The spider is going forward for a few seconds, then the video stops. I want to summarize the video into a single ...
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A text animation tool or plugin pack that has very elaborate text animations?

I dont want to do the animations by hand myself. The idea is that I use something that already exists and just slap my text inside. Manually doing all these elaborate animations is not an option for ...
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the arms of my puppet appear under the leg

I have created my puppet with pins and the hands are going under the legs and under his beard and i need to make him eat grapes. The pin layer of the hand is over the pin layer of the leg thanx for ...
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Essential Graphics - Media Replacement issue

I was trying to improve some of my work templates using Essential Graphics, which I absolutely love, for the first time I'm adding the media replacement function to it but it doesn't seem to work. I'...
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Does scale behave differently than position in after effects animation?

In the GIF, if you notice, it looks like the scale is relatively fast at the beginning and gradually becomes slow at the end of loop. So I feel speed of zoom (scale) is not constant: However, when I ...
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How to make strokes appear 3D in the After Effects 3D (Cinema 4D) Mode?

I am currently animating a rotating 3D globe, built out of stroked paths. However this is causing a problem - the strokes are rendered on a 2d plane, so as they near parallel with the perspective, ...
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After importing object from illustrator it auto animates making it impossible to animate on my own

I import the file using right click and import. Untitled1 is at position A at 0:00 Untitled1 is at position B at 0:01 Untitled1 is invisible on Composition at 0:02 Can't add keyframes to Untitled1 ...
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AfterEffect. Arrow with stationary origin, moving head

need help animating an arched arrow in adobe after effect. Here is an animation “draft” of what type of movement i need to create: That is: The origin of the arrow stays static, but the arrow head ...
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What video production softwares are typically used for the following

This may be a subjective question, but I'm not sure where else to ask, so apologies in advance! A lot of websites for softwares of various kinds have marketing videos of user-interfaces in action. ...
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Animating paths in After Effects

I have an illustration that I would like to animate in AE. Not sure how to do this however. I have three paths (simple lines) I made in illustrator with the pen tool, then used to width tool to ...
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after effects question about clamp

i have a question base on this video. i have a problem with this code ! please help me it work's but ! for example i made a shape to use it as a controller for ...
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AE Controller for changing layer into specific colours

I'm trying to create an Essential Graphic that allows the user to change a layer's colour into 4 specific ones: Teal: 7, 250, 198 Pink: 252, 12, 119 Black: 0, 0, 0 White: 255, 255, 255 Colour Control ...
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How to write more than 7 digits in effect ("slider control") because his stop in 6 number

How to write more than 7 digits in effect ("slider control") because his stop in 6 number in after effects
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How to Programmatically Create Video Template (from barchart racer to kpop line count)

I have seen tutorials on how to generate barchart racer animations programmatically using languages like Python, once you script it, next time, you just need to load the load and the animation will ...
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How do I replace one layer with another and take all its specifications

How do I replace one layer with another and take all its specifications(size, scale, position, effects....) in after effects?.
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Easy way to create a simple animation and trace path of a point?

I need to create a simple animation like this video. I know this video is Created in MicroStation, but i don't need a complicated program for this and i think a simple one will be enough. I just need ...
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Stroke effect with square cap

I'm trying to create a simple logo reveal, and have drawn a path over my logo like so: It would be a lot easier if I could set the end points of my path so that they were square instead of rounded (...
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make a stroke from a path in after effect

I'm moving an object and I would like to make a track that "follow it", I would like to make a path stroke (that I will animate, trimming it) from the path of the object I move
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Optimizing ffmpeg settings for high-entropy / HIGH-DETAIL ANIMATIONS towards uploading to youtube

Based on this older question, I am looking for a good "transfer video codec / compression" for rendering videos from BMPs and/or PNGs and uploading them to Youtube. I am dealing with a lot ...
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A animated video with effects similar to Valiant Hearts

I am trying to create a 2-3 minute video with a style similar to the below Valiant Hearts video (Starts at 1:40. ) What is that animation called? Is it 2D or 3D? What ...
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How to reveal 3 masks with Stroke in After Effects

How to reveal this image with Stroke Effect in a single image layer? I created 3 masks using Pen Tool For each mask , I added a Stroke effect and animated everything. In Stroke effect the settings, I ...

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