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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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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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After Effects - Parenting shapes to points on a stroke

I've created, rigged, and animated a character in After Effects using strokes for legs and arms. I was wondering if there's a way to parent a shape (such as hands/feet) to the ends of the strokes. ...
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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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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 greyscale bmp as mask

I created a grey scale bmp image (depthmap) which corresponds with the first frame in a short video clip. my intention is to use the bmp image as a mask and then track the mask for the remainder of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...