Questions tagged [adobe-after-effects]

Questions about the digital motion graphics, visual effects and compositing software package published by Adobe Systems, used in the post-production process of filmmaking and television production.

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After Effects Scripting : fontSize adjusted to boxTextSize Script Optimization

I need Help Improving and optimizing a Script. I'm fairly new to java and scripting in general and I've been Trying to do a script that would increase the font Size of a text until it fully fills it'...
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How to make resize handle visible in After Effects final rendering?

I'm am making an interaction design of a wireframe wherein I want to show the geometric lines such as the resize handle. The pen tool path with handles etc. Is there a plugin that allows me to show ...
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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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How to paint black mask in After Effects?

Ok, I have some custom effects that I need to paint a mask for in an animation - my idea was either to use After Effects or Premiere. I'd prefer AE. Basically what I need is to be able to paint with ...
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How to remove the outline of joint text in after effect?

I have inserted glow effect to this text. I want to combine overlapping characters so that they have only one outline. How it can be done?
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Placing vector in After Effects results in grey box

In After Effects (CC2017), when I import a project from Illustrator (CC2017), place it on the timeline and select "Create shapes from vector layer", it creates a grey rectangle. There is no opacity on ...
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How can i Link the Y Value of a textbox to a Barslider/Trim Path

Im currently animating a Bar Graph in After Effects. I linked my Trim Paths on my bars to respective Bar Sliders. Then I created a Textbox also Referencing the Number on the Bar slider. This all works....
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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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Make text gradually randomly appear

I'm working with the opacity and random() expression. I want a text to appear like randomly pixel by pixel. For example the text "WEEKEND" I've tried making every single letter their own ...
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Adobe after effects edit templates

I'm struggling to edit the template of an intro. I'm quite new to Adobe After Effects, ideally I want to change the logo and text. I've managed to change the text underneath the logo, but not the logo ...
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Sketch export entire canvas size for every object in an artboard?

Is it possible to create one separate, full-canvas-size .png for each of 100 or so vector shapes within a Sketch artboard? I have an artboard that has about 100 vector shapes, and I'm hoping to ...
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How to dock the panel

I have install the script and i want to dock the panel in After effect. I can just move the panel here and there is no option or snap so that i can dock it. The panel moving above the other panel and ...
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How to link variable font axes to characters position?

I need to build an algorithm that will automatically interpolate a variable font in the layout based on the positions of the characters in space. It doesn't matter in which software it will be ...
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How to limit number of frames when exporting Aftereffects as image sequence?

I am very new to Aftereffects and need to know - I have succeeded in exporting my animation as an image sequence (the setting PNG sequence) but it exports A LOT of images, because it is exporting one ...
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Separately Animating Multiple Segments That Belong to One Layer: Adobe Illustrator and After Effects

I am using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe After Effects. I want to animate an SVG triangle. I want the Hypotenuse to "swing out" from the bottom leg (go from 0 deg to 45deg). I can do this by 1)...
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Issues creating a glint or shine on a logo in After Effects that is exportable to HTML

I am trying to replicate a moving logo with a glint that is exportable to HTML. I followed this video which uses light sweep, the animation is working, but no light effects came through. I read that ...
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How to scale proportionally in after effects

Hey. I am using ae 2018 version on mac platform. Trying to scale shape by holding shift key, but its streches automaticly. How it looks with holding shift you can see on this image.
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How can I merge two compositions from different projects?

I worked on two compositions in After Effects files (a 6 second and a minute composition). How can I merge the compositions in a new composition so that the minute long composition will follow ...
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How did they reduce a composition to a single layer in another composition

I've been watching this solar youtube video to create a solar surface and I don't understand how he took 3 layers in the "Star Map" composition and made them into one layer on the "Sun&...
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How do I import elements into Adobe After Effects CC 2020 libraries?

I have been going through many tutorials about the mighty Adobe After Effects, and as of now I have the cc 2020 update. But I would very much like to know how I import my elements into the After ...
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Skew text in After Effects similar to Illustrator skew

Trying to replicate an animation in After Effects of skewed text on a curved path but skewed the same way text on a path in Illustrator can be skewed. Have the project started in Illustrator but ...
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Shape fill won't change and won't show in layers After Effects

I'm having an issue where my shape fill won't change, nor will it appear in my timeline>? Not too sure what's going on? Any help would be amazing :) Thanks! Kristian
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Export After Effects animation to SVG + CSS?

Is it possible to export After Effects animations to SVG + CSS? I'm okay with a commercial solution for this. I know about Bodymovin' and Lottie, but I would like to avoid going down this path, ...
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Apply comica stamp effect on video using after effect

In comica - video filters android app there are some effects like STAMP effect. Now I want to apply this effect on my videos using after effect in pc. How can I do this? Are there any effect like ...
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After Effects/ Photoshop GIF animation stops looping

I rendered an animation from After Effects via Adobe Media Encoder as an MP4 file and opened it in Photoshop to export as a GIF. This worked, but the GIF stops looping after 3 loops. It's endless in ...
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How to export a GIF from After Effects?

I don't want to make a PNG sequence, I just want to make a GIF directly from After Effects. Once I checked out an online tutorial there I could see the GIF option while Rendering composition. But I am ...
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Layers intersecting each other with 3D Layer (after effects)

I have two layers, one for red bar, and another for the photograph. The red bar is above the photograph, but when i animate with 3D Layer, both layers intersect each other. The photograph is going up,...
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Upscaling TIFF orthophoto using AI

I have an orthophoto that loses resolution when you zoom in. Each pixel is 25cmx25cm. I am aware of the advances that have been made lately in the world of photo editing using AIs. I wonder if there ...
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How to create animation with svg format file?

How to create svg animation like this? https://cl.parspack.com/clients/templates/ps_seven/img/svg/header.svg I search on google but I can't any way to create animation with svg format file like this. ...
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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: How to make text changes not affect width?

Using After Effects, I am trying to do a countdown of 5 minutes with a setup like this: 5m 00s, 4m 59s, 4m 58s... I have the countdown already set up with Slider Control. However, I'm trying to use a ...
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Why is my PNG being imported with a black background in After Effects?

I am running into an odd problem. I have Adobe After Effects installed and I am not able to import PNGs with transparency. Each time I import a PNG with built-in transparency, the PNG gets a black ...
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In After Effects, when I scale two layers at once they scale at different rates?

I am trying to resize two mov layers together. I would usually select both layers, hold shift to maintain their shape and drag the scale slider or layer corner inwards/outward. When I tried this the ...
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How can I copy and paste Arabic in After Effects?

When I try to copy and paste Arabic text in After Effects, the letters in the words look divided one from the other. I already had the same problem with Ps and I had to change the settings of the ...
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Use CSS cubic-bezier for keyframes in After Effects?

I'm really new to After Effects, and I am used to creating CSS animations. I want to animate something in After Effects, and I know how to set the animation except for the timing function. I've used ...
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How to render an already rendered after effect template?

I have downloaded a ready made template for After Effects. I edited it, added text and images of my own. When i put it for rendering I didn't find the h264 format. Without bothering much I ...
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How to export Animated SVG file from Adobe After Effects?

I am working on a text animation in Adobe After Effects and I want to export my animation as an Animated SVG so that I can use it on my website and Mobile Apps. Does anyone know how to do that?
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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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Why form content is not filling in this picture?

In the next composition: I don't know why fill is not working. Is an illustration imported from Illustrator and there object is showed properly, with shape color filled. But when I import in ...
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How to extend layer endpoint in Adobe After Effects

I had rendered a 5 seconds(24 fps) animation on Blender and brought it in to Adobe After Effects for extra additions. It then appeared that I would need the animation a little longer to 15 seconds. I ...
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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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After Effects can't create proportional shapes

I wanted to create a square shape so I hold shift and left mouse button to draw it, and it seems like I have a very strange bug. The shape on the screenshot is the result of shift+lmb - clearly not a ...
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How can I turn the outline of this into a path?

I have a profile picture which I have attatched to this post, I want to turn the most major of those white outlines into a path so I can import it into after effects and add some animated neon glow. ...
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In after effects sort project layers by name (Numerical Order)

In after-effects to sort project layers by name, I click name toggle button in the project window but I can't seem to sort them in numerical order - you know, 1,2...9,10,11... Instead, it always ...
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Alpha channel and luma channel

I am seeing birds, stars around my head after watching tons of YouTube videos about Alpha channel and luma channel. Can anyone make it understandable in plain and simple words? what is the ...
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Fill the inside of a hollow font

If i have a font that has a hollow inside, how can I fill the inside with color? I've tried using an inside stroke but that only strokes inside the lines, not the character. I can't use masks because ...
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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. ...
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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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How to easily find layer by NAME in Aftereffects?

Ok, I have over 100 layers in the AI file Im trying to animate in AE and I have a problem. If Im looking for the layer named "head" for example, I have no way to find it except scrolling through all ...
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adobe Illustrator: Join two paths WITHOUT merging layers

I want to join two paths so that their intersection is smooth. However, I want to keep each of the two paths as it’s own later so I can animate the individual paths after in After Effects. My question:...

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