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 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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AfterEffects 3d - can I get an outline around an extrusion?

Ok, so Ive imported a path from illustrator into AE and made it 3d, so I have this - What I want is an outlined version, but of the extruded path. This is rough, but like this: Dynamic while it is ...
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How can I use multiple layers as a subtractive mask for a single layer in After Effects?

I am trying use the three lines as a subtractive mask for the circle. Each line is it's own layer that animates over the circle. What I tried: 1.) Using TrkMat to mask the one of the lines. (this ...
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Save one frame in After Effects as svg (vector) instead of psd?

I have used the 'Composition - Save Frame as - Photoshop Layers....", but was wondering if there is some plugin or some 'thing' that could save the frame as a vector file instead (.svg, .eps, .ai)? ...
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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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How to change a shape made in photoshop to aftereffects shape

I have imported a logo made in photoshop tp aftereffects and now I need to animate the borders of the shape and create trim path animation. How do I do that?
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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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What's the difference between the Add and Linear Dodge blend modes in After Effects?

What's the difference between the Add and Linear Dodge blend modes in After Effects? Aren't they the same thing? The user guide page isn't of much help because it doesn't specify the differences in ...
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What's beneficial about temporal auto Bezier keyframes over continuous Bezier keyframes?

From what understand, a temporal auto Bezier keyframe automatically re-adjusts both of its direction handles whenever a neighboring keyframe is moved somehow and the influences of both of its incoming ...
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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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Adding transition effects to a gif or short video

I'm pretty new to creating GIFs and video effects so please excuse my ignorance. I searched for 2-3 hours for a simple tutorial on this but it is difficult to find. Would anyone know how I can do ...
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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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Approximate path Illustrator plugin

I've been creating simple animations like the one shown here. But I want to find a way to speed up the process by making the path jitter (not the thickness) while keeping a uniform stroke thickness (I'...
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How can you create an infinite looping GIF using After Effects? [duplicate]

I tried to do this in After effects, it worked but the quality with each zoom decreased (I guess it's not zoom, it's something else). So I believe we must preserve the quality, and After effects can'...
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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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Chocolate Fluid animation In After Effects

Basically i'm designing one candy themed game and i chose cheese plus chocolate theme as you can see in below image and upon dragging chocolate [fluid properties] it should flow downside like ...
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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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Noise on GIF exported from After Effects

I've run into this issue more than once and haven't figured it out yet - I made a few projects in Adobe After Effects then exported GIFs through Adobe Media Encoder, and they turned out looking like ...
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In After Effects how do i link a value in a shape layer to a slider control keeping the values relative?

I've created a shape layer with an elipse and used trim paths to just show an arc. The full arc has a trim paths end value of 87.5% and empty the end value is 62%. I want to link the trim paths end to ...
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How does Gifmaker.org remove white halo on transparent GIFs? [duplicate]

When I try to export with Photoshop or use other online GIF makers, they always end up with the ugly white halo. What makes Gifmaker.org so different, and how can I replicate it in Photoshop or Adobe ...
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2D illustration to animate into 3D gif? [closed]

How can I create any 2D animation to do this type of animation? What programs can I use? I am looking to make a flat, circular-bound illustration into a 3D coin (with a different back) and rotate ...
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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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Does a background underneath text have a name?

I'm building an After Effects motion graphics template and giving users the opportunity to alter the rectangle behind the text for a video's lower thirds. I want to label this parameter appropriately ...
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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 ...
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What program should I use to make UI sprite animations for unity3D

We are creating a game with Unity engine. And we want to make UI buttons to animate when idle and on click. Which program should make the most sense to use when creating animations. Is it worth using ...
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How to centre two different layers without losing position - After Effects

In Photoshop or Illustrator you can select two different layers, group them, and then when you align them to the centre they keep their original layout, but are now equally spaced left/right. Is there ...
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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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Video in photoshop mockup

I just created a design in Adobe XD and then I exported it to After Effects and made some animations. I downloaded a Photoshop mockup for iPhone X and now I want to use that video created in After ...
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Shortcut to select themove the cursor to some time

I just want a shortcut to focus on this cursor timer Like this!! So that I don't have to all the way to that corner and click then type the cursor time... is there any shortcut for it??
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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 achieve this effect in After Effects?

How can i achieve this effect in After Effects?
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How to repeat an animation for the entire length of the composition in after effects?

The title says it all... How do I repeat a set of keyframes for the entirety of the composition?
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What softwares do I have to use to make a 3D spinning globe video to represent data like this video? [closed]

I am wanting to create a 3D spinning globe video to represent historical data like in this video by Business Insider, but I don't know what softwares will I have to use to create such a video. So I ...
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Is there any way to make audio spectrum hollow in After Effects?

I'm trying to make it look like this:
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How to create a static/grainy animation effect?

I don't know what to call this but this kind of grain/static (almost like an old TV) showed up when I created a low quality gif of an animation- see the sky and little particle bits emitting: https://...
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Exporting After Effects animation to SVG with SMIL

I'm curious if there's a way to export animations from Adobe After Effects to SVG containing SMIL I'm currently using the tool Bodymovin, but that's limited to only exporting bloated JSON files and ...
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What is a good method for combining several animated gifs onto a single palette?

I think that what I'm trying to do is simple. I want to take several animated sprites (.gifs) and have them on a single palette (image or video). My ultimate goal is to have it as the background of a ...
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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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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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Rotating a layer (created using illustrator) in AE does not rotate it as a group

I created a flower in Illustrator and tried to rotate in AE. Instead of rotating as a whole layer, I see some jumps. What am I missing?
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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 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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Export from Figma to Flinto, Principle, After Effects

I’m considering to switch from Sketch to Figma. But there is a serious blocker: I can’t export Figma designs to the apps I’m actively using for prototyping and animations – Flinto, Principle, After ...
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How can I use motion graphics templates created in Adobe AE CC 2018 in older software (CC 2017, CS 6)?

First of all: why would somebody break backwards compatibility or at least don't offer a way to downgrade project files or uses an open file format at last? Secondly: I've made a lower third template ...
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Seamless wiggle in After Effects?

I've been trying to find a way to make a seamless wiggle loop but nothing seems to help. I can't make the wiggle to return to its start point in the end and wiggle(x,y) doesn't really help either. ...
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How to see keyframe in After Effect

I have opened an old project and in the timline i can see and not single key frame. How can i see the single keyframe?
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Can't find how to make distort effects fit to layer boundaries

I can't make any of the distort effects to fit my shape layer and is instead using the full size of the comp. Here is a picture showing the problem: I thought that might be coming from my shapes ...