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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 ...
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Is there a possibility to get Photoshop's field blur inside After Effects ? (or something similar)

What I really want is to add shading to my animated shape layers. I'd love to have something working like Photoshop's field blur, who can easily add varying degrees of blur on a single layer. Use ...
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How to scale down the effect

I have just download minimal titles effect from free website and i want to adjust the effect in my custom page. When i scale down or transform it the effect get disturb. How can i scale down and get ...
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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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Stop looping in after effect

Just learning After effect 2nd question. I have download the free lower third and edited. I have knowledge of Flash and to a certain time we can type command stop(); and we can stop the looping there. ...
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Position keyframes do not make a straight path

I have made a square and inserted a position keyframe and holding shift I drag to right and got a straight path. When I want to raise up or make an "L" shape by holding shift it does not make a ...
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make shape from illustrator file doesn't work

I made my character in Photoshop and exported it as .SVG, then I opened it via Illustrator to make an .ai file, after that I opened the .ai into After Effects to make a shape from this but I went ...
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Animation Excel graphs on After Effects

I've been handed a set of Excel graphs and I wonder if here's anyone, who has been animating Excel graphs on AE? I'm just looking for some “best practise” type of hints on the topic (as Google, Lynda,...
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Animation of scanning, transition to the other layer on effect

I want to create a transition using scanning effect (horizontal line going from a head to a toes of a character). Basically let's say I have two layers, one with green human, and second wth red human. ...
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How to create animated videos like this link? [closed]

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=S5cFLTTIF30 I want to be able to make videos like this link. I've installed AutoDesk Maya but can't find much online help for self learning it. If there is any other ...
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Bodymovin a good idea for web animations?

On our new "how it works" page we want to use animated graphics to better explain some concepts of our service. We don't have any experience with more complex animations and we decided to try ...
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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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Scattered Fade In for Dotted Font in After Effects

For a single word in a font composed of many dots, I want to create a simple 10-second animation in which each of the dots will fade-in and in a random order, to eventually compose the original word. ...
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Horizontal Slideshow Video in After Effects

I've just started using after effects for the first time and am in a desperate need to create a slideshow that pans horizontally. There are articles on in the internet that show how to do it in ...
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Fastest way to create a transparent GIF from PNG

I often create GIFs from a consecutive sequence of transparent PNGs (exported from a 3D modeling app). My current workflow is: 1-Export the animation from the 3D app (Blender) to transparent PNGs 2-...
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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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After Effects import SVG

I tried to import an SVG into After Effects but got an error stating that file format is not supported. Is there any way I can achieve this or is there any alternative solutions?
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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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Attach an image next to animated numbers counting up [After Effects]

I'm having a little problem i can't seem to resolve efficiently. Right now I'm using a common expression with slider control to create a simple counter, with a "$" attached next to it: Math.round(...
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Best tools for Web Animations

If a site has several short, simple, web-based animations what software would be the best to create them in? (Best in terms of (i) how quickly the animations can be made; (ii) how big the animation ...
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Exporting Illustrator project to AE

I am trying to make extruded 3D layers of a logo In AE CC 2017. when I import a project from Illustrator CC 2017, place it on the timeline and select "Create shapes from vector layer", it creates a ...
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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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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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Rescale in Illustrator and maintain proportions in After Effects?

I ran into a problem. I've a character in Illustrator that is animated in After Effects. I've setup and animated the character already and now my client decided that everything needs to be bigger. It ...
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Create an animation of a slider-crank mechanism system

I'm trying to create an animation of a slider-crank mechanism system in AE, but I'm finding it difficult to create a move closer to a real simulation. Would anyone have an idea how I should proceed? ...
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How can I improve my audios using After Effects? [closed]

How can I improve my audios using after effects? Is there any external application that can make the audio more professional and clearer for the listener?
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How do I remove the transition fade when motion blur is enabled in After Effects?

I don't want the fade of the hold keyframe when motion blur is enabled, how should I do that?
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Creating a cube animating their faces

As a beginner, I'm not sure how to create rectangles that form a cube so I can get something like shown below: I created angled rectangles in another application and tried to create an idea to show, ...
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Cant fill a shape in after effects

i have this weird problem, that i cant fill my shape in after effects. Does anybody know what do do? when i want to change the fill, basicly i see this: When i change the color in the fill setting, ...
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Easily round corners in After Effects

Does AE have a similar widget like the corner widget in Illustrator to easily animate corners to a rounded shape?
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Convert To Bezier Path

Please help me, I was learning some basic of morphing in after effects, so that I need to use bezier path concept, I was converting a square path to bezier path, but I was unable to do that.
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Copying one stroke from Illustrator gives two masks in After Effects

I am new to After Affects CC but very experienced with Illustrator. I am trying to animate this logo to behave as if it is being continuously drawn. So it basically draws itself over and over. A ...
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How Do I rotate without bound exceed composition size in after Effects CC

Hello I want rotate this But... I have problem rotating this I want rotate without exceed bound. How can I fix this problem? sorry for my poor english.
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How to make this saturated text effect?

This is a popular effect on YouTube. Anyone know how to do it
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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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