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After Effects - create a square mask and have an image slide through it

I have a rectangular image, let's pretend it's a wide picture of New York city's skyline. I want to create a rectangle in the center of my canvas. Then I want to horizontally slide the picture of New ...
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After Effects crash causing graphics driver issues [closed]

So here's the error message I get when AE crashes. It happens kind of randomly and always my notebook freezes completely and the screen goes black and I need to do a hard reboot. Any ideas what's ...
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Why does fade in/out animation stop working after animation is exported from After Effects

I've created a simple animation where I have four images (bits of steam) that fade in then out in sequence (shown below). This works fine until I export the animation out and convert it to a gif. As ...
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Add a Color Overlay Layer in After Effects

I want to flip a card on the y-axis about 180°, so I see only the back of the card. So I need to define a backface of the card, which only should be gray. I found this article about that topic, where ...
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Saving animation preset with mask

I got a adjustment layer with multiple effects and it has a mask on, but when I save it as an user preset, it losses the properties of the layer including the mask. Is there anyway that I could save a ...
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After Effects stroke effect doesn't play

In After Effects I am trying to apply the Stroke effects to characters as described in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJpJfBtsGrw My AE: Although as you can see even just going at ...
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Trim the part of composition in After Effects (CC 2015) along with its key frames [migrated]

In this screenshot, I want to trim composition b/w the two Composition marker (1) and Composition marker (2) You see there are many layers with different key frames and I want to trim everything ...
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Animating an Illustrator Line in After Effects

I'm trying to animate a coiled-up looking line into a more relaxed loose looking line. I figured out how to do this in AfterEffects (I opened the Path 1 option and was able to move individual ...
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Blob on path (precise), how did they do it?

I just saw this animation: http://www.panic.lv/ (Load) and here's the animation, disected: http://www.panic.lv/assets/public/images/logo_400.png And I just couldn't wrap my head around how they did ...
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Exporting a GIF for a large number of frames

So I am working on my personal portfolio and am planning to include a GIF in the background. To give a brief idea, it basically shows the transition from a Mobile device to an I-pad and finally to a ...
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What's causing this AI import to look different in After Effects?

It looks fine in illustrator but when i import into after effects it brings out the lines in the back layers that are getting covered up correctly in illustrator. **
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How do I infinitely loop content in AfterEffects?

I want to scroll these images from top to bottom. When they start to exit the bottom I want to them to re-enter from the top - therefore creating the illusion of infinite scrolling
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After Effects, scaling up an object while shrinking a mask?

I want to scale up and move an object, easy enough, and I want to have a mask stay exactly the same while the object is moving around. You would think if I set the mask path at the beginning of the ...
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Making pixel-less demo videos that look awesome

I've seen a number of awesome demo videos from Google and others that don't have any visible pixels, even when zoomed in a bunch. An example below: (from https://youtu.be/yNP5TJblkFQ?t=34s). I'm ...
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After Effects trying to place png behind trap code composition as the background

Trying to place matrix code png or photoshopfile behind the earth that was made with trap code form. When I move the png under the trapped composition the it disappears. Any help would be ...
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Import adjustment layer from Photoshop to After Effects

can I import - and use - adjustment layers from Photoshop to After Effects? I don't want to generate all my gradiation curves once again. Is there a chance?
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Text deleting after 'Create Shapes from Vector Layer'

Using AE CC 2014 (v13) - I have a AI file with a bunch of logos (this was a downloaded AI file for practice with animation). I have tried using the Create Shapes from Vector Layer like normal, but ...
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After Effects precomposing and text issue (what is the # icon?)

I've been working in a composition containing 65% opacity Shape layer background and some animated text layers on it. Then I'm trying to paste this composition into another one, but there I can see ...
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how to call .aex file in after effects script?

i want to apply a transition between two video clips and the transition is a .aex file. i can apply ffx with "applyPreset". how can i apply it via script? or even an outside code? thanks!
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How to animate a circle in a rectangle in After Effects?

I've been trying to recreate this simple effect in After Effects, but with no luck so far I'm fairly certain I have to work with a circular mask, but I have no idea how to make it work like in the ...
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Need information on .aep files and related stuffs [closed]

I have never used adobe before and in fact have no experience of Graphics design as such. . I got an animation developed on freelancers.com. As a final delivery they are giving me a .aep file. The ...
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How to use After Effects Trim Path with an Illustrator Path

I imported my Illustrator file into After Effects. I then turned the Vector layer into a shape layer. I added a trim path to the shape but the trim path does some weird start to end point mask. Video ...
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Is it possible to output to animated png (.apng) in after effects?

I'm working on an animation that is going on an iOS app. The animation itself is currently 10x the size of the entire mobile app, so we're looking for alternate ways to compress the filesize. ...
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Layer to follow edge of a scaling layer

I'm trying to create some templates to use for my videos, I want to create an animated text composed by 3 words (Left Center Right). The animation will look like that: Left Right ...
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Avoid pen tool from modifying another path in After Effects CC?

Sometimes when drawing a path using the Pen Tool in After Effects when I want to click in a place that is near another path a plus sign appears to the pen and modifies that path if I click. How can I ...
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Does anybody use Duik plugin in after effect? I need some help or need a better plugin for rigging

I'm Newbie in after effects and try to make some animations with caracter movement. I was looking for a plugin for that and just found Duik what is really cool, but I have still some questions. Or the ...
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Separate each letter of a text to its own layer

I feel like there is a simple solution but I can't find it basically what the title says. I select the text and select release to layers (sequence) and nothing happens or just creates a new layer ...
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How to mask in Illustrator then use in After Affects aswell

I am trying to do this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z58VpFg30k. Basically it has a circle and uses a mask to create holes in it and animate it. I was wondering if I could import circles ...
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How can I achieve opacity gradient effect in After Effects CS6?

Basically I have a composition layer that needs to have sort of fading out effect on it. I can achieve this in PS CS6 by aplying a vector mask on a layer and then choosing opacity gradient and ...
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Transfer Photoshop animation timeline screenshots into After Effects?

I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how I could best transfer a Photoshop video timeline with screen shots to After Effects? I was creating a gif then it became a huge production of 301 ...
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How can I import Photoshop layer with a mask to After effects?

I've prepared a layer with a mask in Photoshop and I want to use it in After effects. What I want to do is add a video on to that prepared layer and mask it.
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How to use brush tool on multiple layers in After Effects

I am making a goofy 6 sec. Jay-z music video. I am trying to complete what seems like a very simple task: filling in a white background behind the three Jay-zs on each side to blend in with his ...
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How to count over 1,000,000 in After Effects?

I'm using After Effects CC and I want to count numbers over 2,000,000. There are two effects I tried to use: "slider control" - the problem with this effect it has limit to 1,000,000 and I can't ...
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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 ...