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Please tell me which tool I have to use to create a video?

After Effects could certainly do what you want, as could Apple Motion (only for Macs though). If you're on a budget you might want to look at something lower cost - or free: Natron is an open source ...
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How can encode video with images like these (overlay a video over a fixed image) with ffmpeg?

To overlay a half-sized version of a video in the center of an image, use ffmpeg -loop 1 -i image -i video -filter_complex "[1]scale=iw/2:-1[ovrl]; [0][ovrl]overlay=(main_w-overlay_w)...
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Name of the software used for the given animation

The short film, Wildebeest was rendered in Adobe After Effects and Flash. This is the quote from an interview by the director Ant Blades. "The film is animated in Flash and AfterEffects. The main aim ...
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Footprint or breadcrumb animation

A simple way in blender or any other 3d package would be to use a boolean modifier, if you want to subtract real geometry: use a array modifier to duplicate your shape create a path and aligning the ...
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Footprint or breadcrumb animation

here's a solution that I've used. It can be used to reveal a shape path, or as a way to add a smooth fade-out on the stroke effect as-is: Create your dotted path using the pen tool (or whatever you ...
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I'm having trouble scaling strokes in After Effects

If you created the shape with the rounded rectangle tool, then you won't initially have the same control over the transform as you would if you'd made the shape with the pen tool. But there's a ...
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How do you zoom in (animated) on a portion of your canvas?

Here's what I would do... Create a camera Create a null object Set the parent of the null object to be the camera Make the null object a '3D' object Use the null object's properties to zoom and move ...
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How they did it? (3D-like screenshots with animation)

This looks like 2.5D to me, probably in After Effects. You create high res art, perhaps by capturing web pages from a 4K display, then animate each screen. Its only a small amount of mousing. Then use ...
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What software is required to make a simple animation clip like this?

This was most likely done in After Effects. Simple 3D extrusions like this can be done by making a shape layer in After Effects and doing a 3D extrusion. It then looks like they added a lens flare ...
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What are motion graphics?

Motion graphics is a form of 2d or 3d animation based around moving graphics. It can include such things as moving titles, animated presentations and graphs, animated background (motion backs), ...
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How to create a blinking effect in After Effects CC?

Create your keyframes Select them by holding down Shift, via box select or simply click the Flare Brightness Property Then hold Alt and click the stopwatch icon, this will create an expression Then ...
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Sci-Fi intro logo animation

In the example given, typical motion graphics techniques are used. There are several ways to achieve this animation in After Effects. Probably the easiest way is drawing a mask shape per letter on top ...
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Is possible to use this "map" as a mask? (After Effects)

Create an adjustment layer above the base image and apply one of the effects to it (you will have to do this whole process several times with one effect per adjustment layer). Add the colour mask ...
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Why do a lot of animation videos have wiggly lines?

This seems to typically be called 'Squigglevision', it's even patented. There do seem do be ways to replicate this in After Effects.
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After Effects: Make beam effect go over end/beginning

You can't do it with the beam effect as it stands. But… A workaround would be to move your start and end points further out along the line that they define. A bit of maths and an expression will do ...
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How are motion graphics like this created?

Totally doable using After Effects as it comes out of the box. I'd be making each letter a separate layer, turning that layer into a matte for the colour, which would be provided by the gradient ...
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Do cartoon creators have to pay software owners?

As a media creator, you pay for use of the tool, not for the use of the result from using the tool. Different companies have different systems, but you either buy the software up front or pay a fixed ...
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What image formats to use for basic 2d animation?

That depends on what kind of animations you're planning. I would ask the artist to give you the project files (.psd if he is working in Photoshop, .ai if he is working with Illustrator) so that you ...
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Line animations

Create a mask on the layer you want to apply the effect to. In that case in the form of a circle but it can be any desired shape of course. Then apply the "Stroke" effect on the same layer and in the ...
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Making the camera travel through a hole in a letter

Here's one idea for the effect, which you can even do in Premiere: Get a live-action camera shot where the camera is slowly trucking forward. In post-production, create a title that has at least one ...
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Loss of quality in after effects 3D layer

Unless you need it make sure you are using the Classic 3D rendering mode and not the "Ray-Traced 3D" renderer. You can see and change the renderer in the top right corner of your comp view or just go ...
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What software is required to make a simple animation clip like this?

I'd do it with Blender. Free 3D, video editing, compositing, etc... software. Learning to use blender could be a daunting task, but it is absolutely worth your time. A rough explanation the way I can ...
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Please tell me which tool I have to use to create a video?

After Effects is a good, reasonably priced solution. If you're not on a tight schedule and on a tight budget, The Foundry is releasing a noncommercial version of their Nuke compositing platform, which ...
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I'm having trouble scaling strokes in After Effects

Animate the x value of the Size property of the rounded rectangle path, rather than the Scale to leave your strokes the same width. This will let you change the size of the rectangle without affecting ...
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How do you zoom in (animated) on a portion of your canvas?

You can simply scale the layer (or a null object) to get something like: Click on the stop watch of the position and scale properties of the layer at the first frame (to enable the properties: select ...
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Puppet tool - how do I make the arms stay attached to the same points on the body?

If you put a puppet pin at the point where the arms attach, then you can tie the position of the arm layer to the position of the puppet pin using an expression. This will attach the layer to the ...
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How can I reduce the size of a webm to 2MB?

Use Avanti with ffmpeg. The former has a job control manager where you drop in multiple files at once and go. You can find webm encoding guide for ffmpeg here: http://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/Encode/VP8 ...
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After Effects added an extra move to the animation, how to get rid of it?

OK, I finally figured it out. This bug is known as "Boomerang Effect". Reason: Bezier will cause After Effects randomly mass up the path of the shape. So you can simply right click the keyframe ...
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Creating a stream of the same object between two points in AE?

One possibility is to move a single object along a path (an asterisk in the example shown), using some position keyframes. Then place an adjustment layer above the object, with an Echo effect on it....
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How to remove transitions from title motion adjustments in Premiere Pro?

Set temporal interpolation to Hold as seen below:
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