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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How do I create a water ripple distortion animation on text?

Hi everyone. Can you please help me to understand the process behind it? I'm studying the process starting from the static image so through displacement map on photoshop but I'd like to obtain my ...
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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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AE Expression - Occur on keyframes, but max every x seconds

I'm attempting to create an 80s-style basketball scoreboard in After Effects, that appears briefly after scores but is otherwise not displayed. I've got a control layer that is simply text, and ...
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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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Aftereffects: How to create easing with Mask path changes?

Alright I have a growing pill shape in AE that one frame where the width is very small, final frame has width pretty big. Just 2 frames. I set keyframe interp to bezier, but Im getting a pretty ...
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Text gets invisible in After Effects

I try to edit a text but it's going invisible. Only when i render it, its visible. How can i change this behavior?
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How can I loop and blend footage end/beginning frames in After Effects?

I'm trying to figure out how to do this for a couple of days now and I feel like it would probably be an easy fix. I have a clip of a beach setting that I successfully looped with the loopOut() ...
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Customize a preset so it changed a direction of animation (not reverse it) in After Effects CC

I'm not an AE expert but I was trying hard to find solution for a few days, so now I decided to ask for help. I created 3d text animation using standard preset, but I need to change the direction of ...
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After Effects animation - text rotating with CC Cylinder

I'm new to this site and to After Effects. Could somebody point me to a tutorial, to show me how to create the rotating text below (just nabbed this gif from a previous question that somebody posted) ...
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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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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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What file type will an animated illustration come in?

I am an iOS mobile app developer, and I am looking to hire someone to create an animated illustration similar to this image hosted on Dribble. My question is, what file type(s) will the graphic ...
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Aftereffects - How to do curly smoke like this?

Alright, I've looked through tutorials and come across https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25LhGggJKfo as the closest match, however its not quite the toon CURLY smoke I need. I'm trying to make this, ...
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After Effects spectrum on path has gabs on angles

I'm working on a project where I have a spectrum running along a path in the form of a pentagon. I wanted to use this to generate 2 lines in the rough form of a pentagon but [reacting to the music in ...
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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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Is there possibility to export from Toon Boom Animation Harmony 16 Pro to json?

I'm a developer and we want to create an animated hero for one-to-one video chat and this here will be like the third participant. We want to get along only with css animation in extreme case start ...
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Blending modes across different compositions in After Effects

It seems that the blending mode that I set to multiply on the shape layer of a composition in After Effects is not interacting with the composition directly beneath it on the master composition. The ...
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Creating a clipping mask (or an after effects equivalent) within a shape layer to mask out a group of objects

Is there an easy way to create a clipping mask within an After Effects shape layer? It seems from my research that the merge path operator added to a shape layer can operate on single drawn vector ...
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Vectorising displaced circle in after effects

By using this technique with Beam and Displacement Map I created a wavy outlined circle. So it's not just a circle rotating, the generated waves actually move. The problem is, I need this circle to ...
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Solid layer in Powerpoint 2016 embedded video changes color, slightly

I've exported a video from Adobe After Effects into .avi, as well as encoded to .mp4, .wmv, .m4v and other formats using Adobe Media Encoder. Since I can't get a transparent alpha layer to work, I've ...
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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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After Effects - Control orientation on shape layer line cap

Is it possible to control the line cap orientation when using stroke on a shape layer path? I have created a gif achieving what I want: Notice how the second stroke is different from the first one. ...
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How could I automate after effect video on RSS feed update

I have an RSS feed with a text and an image. I need to trigger this RSS on update and use the image and text inside the after effect composition, start the exportation, and upload on the Internet. It'...
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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 points)....
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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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How can I create floating objects animation

How can I make these kind of animation? Like in this project by Pentagram studio. https://www.pentagram.com/work/unesco-futures-literacy-summit Or this https://bangbangeducation.ru/ Is it AE, Cinema ...
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AfterEffect. Arrow with stationary origin, moving head

need help animating an arched arrow in adobe after effect. Here is an animation “draft” of what type of movement i need to create: or you can download a video here. animation draft That is: The ...
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Import an Illustrator file into After Effects keeping the group names and hierarchy?

I imported a file from Illustrator to After Effects, but when I converted the layers to shape layers the group names were changed to "Group 1", "Group 2" etc. and also the whole ...
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How to get this noise glitch in Aftereffects?

Alright, Ive looked through many glitch tutorials but cant find one on how to achieve this sort of stippled/noise glitch: https://dribbble.com/shots/6626459-Suspiria-Social-campaign Is there certain ...
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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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Transparency on top of another shape in After Effects/Illustrator

I'm working on a project where I need this logo to build build itself. I know how to do the animating in after effects but I want the white inside of the logo to be semi transparent. How I currently ...
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AfterEffects - control audio spectrum with precision?

Alright, perhaps I shouldnt be using an Audio Spectrum for this effect but this was the only way I knew how to achieve this circular, extended line animation: This was achieved with: This distorts ...
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Animate easy editable text reveal with same speed

i want to make a "bot"-like text reveal and i am currently using the scale animator with this expression in the transform > position value: pLine=sourceRectAtTime(time).height; scaler=...
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After Effects Layer Properties Interaction

Just new here :) I want to be able to do 2(-ish) things on my layers on After Effects. (Layer 1 = l1; Layer 2 = L2; Blur amount = BA) Increase L2’s BA whenever I increase L1’s BA. (Or the opposite, ...
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How to extend layers to fit the timeline in AE

I am making a composition in After Effects with an illustrator file which has 10 layers. All 10 layers are animated either through keyframe or effects. The composition was initially for 2 seconds. Now ...
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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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How do I export/import/save a frame animation with a transparent background in order to place it on a scrolling landscape video animation?

I am trying to create a short animation of an elephant walking through a safari landscape. I animated the background by taking every scene of my landscape, stitching them together into a very LONG ...
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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 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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How to animate/make a gasoline spill pattern?

I'm trying to create/animate patterns like this, rainbow colors arranged in a gasoline spill pattern: I know you can do some chromatic abherration alterations using smudge tool in photoshop, but how ...
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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 “unwind” text or shapes that aren't paths?

Alright, I have a logo that is just a word typed out in a font: And I want to do something where the type "draws itself" or unwinds in, like this (wait for the end): I know how to use trim paths ...
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How to make this staggered 3D rotating text effect in AE?

I saw this amazing moving poster... and I really want to know how to make this text animation! So, i wanna know how to make that kind of spinning text. and what is that irregular glitch effext???
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How to use Shape layer with the Saber plugin

As beginner i created small animation with shape layer. Adding trim and repeater to it. Is it possible to use saber plugin with the same animation. If yes now. Any suggestion. Thanks. Star Burst file
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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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After effects: New shape or text layer masks everything below it

Why is this happening? When I'm trying to create a second layer, whether it is a shape or a text layer, it masks the layer below it. I guess there must be an easy way around this but for some ...
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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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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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Which is Better APNG or GIF? for animated sticker in which format can i export?

I'm Creating Animated stickers using Illustrator and Aftereffects, I need to export them since it going to work on Mobile devices like iPhone and Android. So in which format can, I export the Animated ...