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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 Expression – custom counter

I'm working on after effects for a college institutional video and I'm making a timeline that as to have numbers counting. That part I figured out. Using expression & slider control and voila my ...
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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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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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Is Adobe Animate CC suitable for these animations?

I have noticed many people on Dribbble and Behance create animations such as the one below in Illustrator and then animate it in After Effects. I need to create similar animations, as well in an ...
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Photoshop CC: convert to frame timeline releases only one frame

I have a 20 second animation brought in from After Effects as a jpeg sequence. When I import it, it makes a video timeline, but I need to delete individual repeat frames so I can add a delay to reduce ...
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How to attach custom image as a particle in After Effects?

I'm wanting to make a rain scene in After Effects using the particle generator. However I want to use my own custom rain drop graphic. How can I achieve this? Here is a still of what I'm talking ...
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How do I create realistic 3D models from photos of people, and places that I can later animate?

I have an app I have created. I was having problem with my computer and allowed Microsoft remote access to my computer to fix it. They crashed and later deleted over 200 files including a good ...
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What is the difference between After Effects and Flash/Animate for animation?

I'm thinking of becoming an animator. I mainly want to make videos similar to Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell, who make videos like this. When I searched for AE and Animate / Flash comparisons for flat ...
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How to move an image in background along with a moving object?

I have a background sketch of building. Now i want to move that horizontally along with a cartoon. Basically i have cartoon that moves inside the building from this end to another. I want to zoom in ...
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Changing text's font in a graded way

I'm trying to create an image with text that has one font on the left side, and another on right, but instead of just changing the font in the middle of the text, I want it to morph smoothly. My ...
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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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Wavy font tutorial

I'd like to create an animation like the first seconds of this gif: https://media.giphy.com/media/l3V0wK98z0Q3G5EpW/giphy.gif How can I search for a tutorial? What terms do I have to use? Thanks!
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Why does After Effects sometimes have an import dialog and sometimes don't?

I'm trying to import illustrator .ai file to After Effects, sometimes I get a dialog within After Effects asking me how I want to import the file. But sometimes the dialog won't show up, and it will ...
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Automated rendering of After Effects or similar

I'm looking for a way to integrate animations into our existing product. The animations would essentially be 30 second commercials containing some variable data (names, dates, numbers). The system ...
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Recreating the motion graphics of “creative applications logo” in after effects?

I'm trying to learn motion graphics in after effect and I really want to learn how to create the logo of http://www.creativeapplications.net/ in after effect. Would anyone have any tips, tricks or ...
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AE - 3D Text Distortion Effect Issues

I'm putting together a short kinetic typography clip in After Effects CS5, but I've run into a few issues when I try to zoom the camera in to the 3D text layers. Essentially, I created the text ...
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Shape wont change colour in After Effect

I'm having this weird problem. When selecting a colour it doesn't change , goes back to yellow. All layers are unlocked, is there something I'm missing out ? Here is an example :
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Moving vector anchor points in After Effects

I am trying to do a simple animation in After Effects. I have drawn a straight line with the pen tool, now I would like to animate the movement of one end of the line (while the other end remains in ...
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Illustrator “Release to layers”, control a masked layer in After Effects?

I have a web presentation mockup that I want to animate in after effects. I understand that if I want control over those layers in AE I need to "Release to layers". I have a frame inside my ...
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How can I generate a full waveform from my audio file in AfterEffects?

There is an effect in After Effects which generates audio waves and spectrums from audio tracks. What I get is the form for a given second. How can I get the full waveform on a single frame ?
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Resetting a layer's scale without changing the actual size

I have a rectangle with a horizontal scale of 105%. If I just set the width to 100% again it's obviously gonna get smaller, which is not what I want. Is there any way to make the current scale of the ...
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Overflow converting ratio denominators (17 :18) - Clip cropped

I have a clip with 59.997fps framerate and a composition with 60fps framerate. In order to correctly import and use the clip I have to re-interpret the clip by right-clicking on the clip file and ...
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After Effects Expression: Add value of a slider to position axes for relative positioning?

After Effects CC 2015 Composition: 4:3 // 1400 x 1050 // 24fps // 0:00:03:00 Several objects are laid out in my composition. I want them to appear (sliding & fading in) separately, with a delay ...
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After effects expression parent layer position relative to original position

I have a situation where I need to use an expression to link two layers position values to one another but subtract the difference between the two so that they move together but the child stays in its ...
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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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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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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 ...