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What happens when you pre-render a PNG sequence in After Effects?

I have a main timeline with smaller compositions on it. I pre-rendered one of the smaller compositions into a PNG sequence and now the smaller composition is updated on the main timeline as... well, a ...
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When holding shift + scaling a shape layer = doesn't constrain a perfect shape.

I'm on AE CS6 and when I'm scaling a shape layer it doesn't scale perfectly. For instance, I'm scaling an ellipse shape and I want a perfect circle, usually all I have to do is hold the shift key ...
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AE: Parent Element to a point of a path?

I want to parent an element (pre-compose) to one of the points on a path. Imagine a line that has two paths. I want to parent an object (say, a leaf) to the top point of the path. So if my path is to ...
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Cloudy stormy trailer text background in AFX

I am sure you can imagine what I have in mind (if you can't, few links are at the bottom of the post) Trailers usually have some sort of message at the end (release date, name of the game/movie, etc). ...
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Unwanted interpolation in After Effects

I'm running into an odd problem in After Effects (I'm currently running 4.0 but I've seen it in other versions as well); I'm getting interpolation based on previous values in hand-keyframed sequences. ...
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Is it possible to resynchronize after effects source name with its corresponding photoshop layer name after renaming the source name in after effects?

I have an after effects project and a script that exports the after effects animations for use in Unity3D. The animation is complex and uses over 100 layers. Those layers are imported from a psd file ...
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Mouse Click circle action in an app demo

I just saw this app demo, http://vimeo.com/58173643 and I would like to be able to mimic that circle mouse click action in after effects. I have looked online and was unable to find a tutorial or ...
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How do I do the circular wipe movement on Photoshop, Premiere or AfterEffects?

Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAJn3CD2atU See the circular movement "pizza-style" that rotates anti-clockwise? How do I do that, filling the whole screen, using Photoshop, ...
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How to open an After Effects cc project in AE cs6?

I'm using after effect cc and I want to open the project on another computer using cs6. I collected the files (file> dependencies > collect file ) but the project didn't work on cs6 How to ...
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Trying to reduce the area a layer can bee seen in After effects

I'm creating a UI animation for a phone. I've got it so the menu transitions slowly moves in from the side. However as you can see the menu can be seen coming in from outside of the screen like the ...
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How can you convert a 2D image into a rotating 3D image using Photoshop CS5 Extended? Can it be done?

I'm still a beginner to Photoshop and every time I look up how to do this, only tutorials for after effects which I don't have and would honestly like to avoid pop up. I'd be really grateful if ...
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Need help in rendering 20 second's motion graphic to 10 second

This is my first day practicing with Adobe After Effects. I got tutorial from youtube and was working on it. I successfully did what was in tutorial and one thing neither I noticed nor mentioned in ...
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Importing InDesign layers into After Effects

I'm building a webpage layout in Indesign, and my client wants me to make an animated demo of it. I can do this in After Effects, but I don't want to recreate the entire site in AE. Is there a way I ...
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A way to automate or speed up transforms on multiple layers in After Effects?

I am trying to create something i like to call pseudo rotation in space. Given multiple objects created in illustrator, each representing the same thing (e.g. a triangle) of different sizes arranged ...
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Can After Effects be used for website prototyping?

I know one designer that is a motion graphics guy first, then a UI designer. Recently, produced a website design entirely in After Effects and got my thinking whether that approach can be a viable ...
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Why isn't the black in a video made with After Effects a true black when it's viewed on Windows 7?

For some reason my video is coming out a lighter black than web #000 black. I'm using After Effects & Web - H.264 profile. Left: Web | Right: Video The photo doesn't do it justice.. it's very ...
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How to move the background in After Effects?

I have just started learning Adobe After Effects, and I couldn't find how to do this : I have a character which looks like walking on a black background. So I want to move the background (or the ...
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Creating a mask for a blur effect from a PS layer in After Effects

I importet a PS composition to Adobe After Effects and have trouble achiving to following effect. I have a rendered Text Layer that I want to use to mask a gaussian blur effect. The final effect ...
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Weight of an simple AE animation

I was just wondering, i have never used After Effects and I have no idea how big the animations actually are in terms of KB/MB size. I want to create a simple typographic animation, with music ...
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Applying Mask to the Effects in After Effects

As we see on the screenshot above, After Effects CC 2014 by default only applies the mask to the original layer, instead of final blurred image, resulting at a fuzz edge phenomenon when rending ...
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When making a Gradient Ramp can the Start/Stop be relative to the object?

When making a Gradient Ramp in After Effects is there a convenient way for it to be tied to the object its applied to. I'm sure with Expressions I could somehow Pickwhip it together and adjust the ...
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Do I need to stay in Title & Action Safe areas for Youtube

I'm creating a short promo video for a mobile app using After Effects. It's going to be used only on YouTube. I'm trying to show the actual layout of the app, but the menus are all along the left and ...
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How to Select the Colour Picker of Shapes in After Effects, RELIABLY?

There's a colour picker tool next to the Fill and Outline (and glows and many other layer style features etc) in the Timeline of After Effects. However I've never found a reliable way to Select and ...
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Adobe After Effects Render Disorted / Preview

My render is distorted for some reason. The preview looks good trough. Using trapcode, filters etc. but separated into compositions. The entire render looks like this... Some hints ?
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Keeping a common center point on vector objects

I have three vector circles drawn in illustrator. I want to clip off sections creating gaps in each and animate them together but at different speeds rotating on the Z. The problem is when sections ...
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Exporting each frame from After Effects as a separate Photoshop file

The Adobe After Effects CC feature Composition -> Save Frame As -> Photoshop Layers does exactly what I want. However, it is very time consuming to do this for each frame (I am animating a game ...
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Circular ProgressBar Animation

I want to create a simple circular progress animation with either Adobe After Effect or Adobe Flash or any other software that you may suggest. Something like this: Assuming that the graphic assets ...
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AE: Particle Emitter Sourcing Multiple Sprites/Layers (Particular)

Looked it up on The Cow, but the answer was very vague so I'm probably not doing it right: I have about 200 icons I want to randomly disperse amongst the comp and have move organically. How can I ...
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How can I apply a color to many paths at the same time in Adobe Illustrator, after importing them from Photoshop?

The zipped PSD file that automatically downloads when you click this link (350 Perfect Icons -- brankic1979) consists of a high number of beautiful icon elements that were originally masked in ...
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How to change patterns in a clip with an alpha matte version

I'm a beginner in this field and I have to buy this clip from shutter-stock. This clip comes with some pre-rendered patterns and has an alpha-matte version. My question: I want to use different ...
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after effects workflow for popup roulette numbers

I'm using After Effects to create png sequences for roulette's winning numbers. First I create a sample animation with effects and transforms (8 frames). Next I create timeline with colored numbers ...