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Is it possible to export a Video with transparent Background? (No Image Sequences!)
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Production codecs with alpha channel support Apple ProRes 4444 / Apple ProRes 4444 XQ From the Manual: Apple ProRes 4444 and Apple ProRes 4444 XQ are ideal for the exchange of motion graphics ...

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Which would be the best VFX software for an absolute beginner?
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In general you can't create visual effects within a single application, because there are too many different departments like: Match moving Keying / Rotoscoping Modeling Texturing Animation ...

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How to resolve Shearing issue while rotating image in Adobe After Effects?
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Make sure scale values are locked and set both to 100%:

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Add image under the video with ffmepg
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I think it's probably easier to combine (stack) a full dimension background image (720x500px) with your video in ffmpeg instead of adding the 20px footer to the video. You can simply use the overlay ...

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What are these black tapes in green screening?
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I assume these are home made motion markers in order to track the motion of the head in the shot. This is useful for adding other objects (or images) to the object, therefore the technique is called ...

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How to loop an animated mask?
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This expression is not supported for Mask Path Property, because it's a User Defined Property, see the note of the error message. Workaround Mask Path animation once Precompose your layer an with ...

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Footprint or breadcrumb animation
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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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After Effects - How to avoid annoying gradations if I render a mp4?
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That's called: Banding. About Color Banding from Wikipedia: Colour banding is a problem of inaccurate colour presentation in computer graphics. In 24 bit colour modes, 8 bits per channel is usually ...

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Sci-Fi intro logo animation
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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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How can I seamlessly loop with turbulent displace filter in AE?
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In order to get a fluid and seamless loop, it's key to enable Cycle Evolution and move the last keyframe 1 frame beyond the end of the composition. Add the Turbulent Displace Effect onto the footage ...

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After Effects: Parent a Camera's position to a Null-Object with specific Off-Set
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To drive an animation by another layer use the pick whip or the selection list to parent it. In the following example the Camera (layer) adopts all animation properties of the Null. Note: Camera is a ...

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Is it possible to relight filmed footage with NUKE or After Effects?
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I suggest build a real lighting rig and maybe stabilizing her neck. If you decide to do it afterwards you have to: Modeling the head and her hair (scan it if this is possible) Tracking the shots ...

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How to trigger an aerender command from a web page
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Depends on which scripting languages your web server supports. Main requirements The language should be able to execute the application The language should provide secure access the files on the ...

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Strike through text After Effects CS6
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Text control is very limited in after effects. There is no functionality in the Character Panel to achieve a strikethrough at the moment. Using Illustrator For better text control I'd suggest ...

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After Effects won't consistently stop previewing video when I ask it to
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When you press space bar, After Effects tries to playback the composition out of the current playhead position instantly. Theoretically the playback depends on your machine, but an instant playback of ...

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How do you zoom in (animated) on a portion of your canvas?
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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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Can you render Adobe Premiere or After Effects projects on Linux using a render manager?
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No. Unfortunately Adobe only supports win or osx. Official forum post about Deadline: Deadline itself is a cross-platform application, but it can only render on operating systems that the ...

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How can I preview with audio in After Effects and be able to pause / resume the preview?
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To enable the audio playback, only way is to use the RAM-Preview. Press Numpad 0 or the associated |||> in the Preview Panel to start the preview rendering process: Press Numpad 0 again to stop it ...

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Waving flag in After Effects from vector
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The simplest way would be: Create your flag in Illustrator Think about or simply test how many frames/steps are key for animation Draw your frames/steps on seperate Illustrator layers in to get the ...

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Is there a way to parent an objects position to another objects position in Nuke, so they move parallel to each other?
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You can simply edit the expression values: create a new Transform Node by hitting T drag and drop the translation values by holding CTRL from original transform node to the new one (this should ...

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After Effects: Shortcut for showing all transforming properties of a layer
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Some shortcuts depend on the language and your keyboard layout. For a german layout it's: Ctrl+Ü. However concatenating the shortcuts always works. For Scale, Position and Opacity press S, Shift+...

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Add path operation to multiple shape layers
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Use Expression Slider Controls to drive multiple Shape Layer Wiggle Path Values. Here is an example of driving Size and Detail values of the Wiggle Path Property on 6 Shape Layers with 2 created ...

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How 2D to 3D conversion is performed?
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They've done it via rotoscoping techniques in order to create depth information. From fxguide.com about Titanic 3d Conversion: The team at Stereo D used no projection or automated solutions. The ...

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How to sync motion and music in After Effects
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Depends on how much time stretch is key to synchronize the shot. In order to increase the speed of the whole layer use the Time Stretch feature (Right Click the Layer > Time > Time Stretch) Note: ...

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How to make the "wipe" transition with vertical line in Premiere pro cs6?
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Depends on your idea. Simplest way is using a Linear Wipe Effect (on the strip above). For more complex transitions I'd suggest to animate a rectangular mask path in order to get most control, see the ...

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Motion graphics vs compositing
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Motion graphics consists of Graphic Design and Animation. Main focus is to deal with images, typography, color and illustrations, also it's key to work with design assets, like flow charts, icons, ...

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Is there a program that can change monitor color temperature for lighting?
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Here is a hack. You can use Blender and the Blackbody Node of Cycles Render Engine. Following example shows a realtime viewport animation of the color temperature in kelvin: Create some geometry (e.g....

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How to animate the outlines of text (After Effects)
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Simplest way is to use the Stroke Effect on a solid layer with separate letters as masks. Create a new solid Write your text in Illustrator Convert it to a path Seperate all letters with the path ...

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Exporting XML EDL from Premiere to Davinci Resolve
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Fcp .xml is limited in features. Although more powerful than other EDL types, most of Premiere's transformation and animation properties are not supported. You can read more about its capabilities ...

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How to loop outer glow layer style in After Effects?
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I'd suggest animate the 'Opacity' property of the outer glow: Click to enlarge Create a keyframe by clicking on the stopwatch of outer glow 'opacity' and set its value to 0% Create a second keyframe ...

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