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What are the two blue boxes above and below my outline?

I'm animating a rocketship in After Effects, and I'm sure I've prepared the artwork in Illustrator correctly. If you take a look at this video at 2:45, he creates shapes from vector layers. But when ...
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Can I create a transparent GIF with After Effects?

I'm trying to create a transparent GIF using After Effects but I can't get it just right. I make a transparent video but when I use the GIF makers they resize it. I even now have a PNG sequence. Is ...
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What is this pseudo 3D technique called?

Usually the animation contains a few moving 2D layers that make pseudo 3D effect. I'm looking for the name of this technique and any tools/services/frameworks/tutorials that may help me to make such ...
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After Effect: My Shapes Messed Up In Lottie and Bodymovin

I create animation in AE and exported with bodymovin and now have json file. but i have problem. when i use it in " lottiefiles.com " it's worked well but when my iOs coder use it, some shapes messed ...
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Arabic text fields from old projects still give divided words in After Effects

Now after After Effects supporting Arabic natively, text fields from old projects still give divided words. Is there any way to transform them to support Arabic? or any work around, like creating new ...
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Locked Layer/Composition background

I'd like to know how can I change the color purple background and expand it. I've downloaded a template for an intro and the only thing I seem to have trouble with is this one. I already looked into ...
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How I can move the images like in this video? [closed]

I want to know how I can do this moving animation with images. What is this effect is called? Here is the video that has this "animation": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jq5qyFrO-RU
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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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Subtract specific area on object in illustrator

For example in After Effects you are using mask for adjustments of your shape. You can subtract something with it what you needed. Can't find related future in AI. Here is an image which is ...
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Adobe After Effects: Smooth, believable animation of objects jumping and falling

In Adobe After Effects, I am trying to animate a letter first »lying« on the ground, then jumping up and falling down again. I want the animation to look believable, meaning that the jumping and ...
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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 can I replicate this distorted text effect in After Effects?

I need to replicate the effect used on the type here using After Effects (it's for a school project where we are not allowed to use any other program.) How can I achieve this? Thank you in advance ...
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Audio spectrum, use path for custom shape

There's a place to choose a path in the Audio Spectrum effect menu (1) and I have created such a path (2), however when I try to choose it in (1) only "None" shows up. The Mask 1 is in a Null Object ...
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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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Blood Dripping Down Screen Effect [closed]

I was wondering if anyone had a tutorial or an idea of how to create a dripping effect similar to that of the famous blood drip. In this case, I was curious as to how I could change the color, instead ...
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After Effects: animate the characters in the main comp or use separate comps?

I'm making an animated short in AE using some basic rounded rectangles as characters. There are 2 characters, a red rectangle and a blue rectangle. I am now not able to decide whether to draw and ...
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The gif saved in Photoshop freezes mid play

The gif saved in Photoshop freezes mid play. Does not matter where I upload it. You can see it here: http://www.peneroyal.com/tmp/freeze.gif The freeze does not happen in the Photoshop preview. The ...
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Animation (Adobe After Effects): Text rotating around object with proper "3-dimensional" perspective

This question is based on a previous inquiry into how to animate a rotating string of text, the original question can be found here: Animation (Adobe After Effects): Text rotating without cylindric ...
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Animation (Adobe After Effects): Text rotating without cylindric wrapping of text

I am trying to animate a piece of text rotating in a circle. In itself, this is a relatively easy thing to achieve; using Adobe After Effects I created a string of text and used the CC Cylinder effect ...
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How to get rid of black rectangle layout guides in After Effects?

How do I get rid of these annoying black rectangles in After Effects?
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Animate a circle - how to?

I'd like to animate a circle like here http://canvasjs.com/html5-javascript-pie-chart/ using a design tool, not code. I tried with Animate CC and After Effects but can't get ahead of it. The output ...
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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 can I get After Effects to recognize newly saved changes in an imported Illustrator file?

I've updated the imported Illustrator file that I am using in After Effects with some new layers and other stuff, but the changes are not seen in my compositions. How can I get my compositions to ...
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How can I get rid of bezier handles when moving an object?

I am trying to move an object in straight lines as in the image below but the Bezier handles won't make this possible. How can I get rid of them and move my shape in straight lines with no curves ...
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How can I easily set the opacity value for several layers within a composition at once for a key frame?

I have been doing this manually, but I believe there should be a way to handle this for multiple layers at once. How can this be done?
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Does After Effects have an outline mode like Illustrator?

I am applying several effects on my layers in After Effects, which make the layers look like one shape. I need to get the outline of this shape, similar to the outline mode in Illustrator. Can this be ...
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After Effects expressions to sum numbers and control charts

I would like to build a project in which I will change two numbers and all of the following take place automatically! I'll Explain... Part 1: I have two layers, "Number 1" and "Number 2". Suppose I ...
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Wordprocessor Preset - AfterEffect: How to keep cursor blinking at end of line of text?

First time using the Wordproccessor preset in AfterEffects, Trying to create the effect of typing on computer with the blinking cursor at the end. Had some success but don't know how to keep the ...
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After Effects: Change Faux Italic Angle

I have a font that I made myself, with a faux italic angled at 15 degrees. I have a text layer for a title card which uses the oblique version. However, I only exported the upright version of the ...
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After effects: Scripty text write-one

I'm looking for a better method of writing on my text than using the stroke effect. The reason I need a better method is some of the text changes width in the letters and using this method I have to ...
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How to apply filled mask to an audio spectrum layer?

Sorry if the question may appear confusing, I will try to explain as clearly as possible. I have created an audio spectrum layer and I'm trying to apply a filled mask to it. See first image: I drew a ...
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What is the easiest way to convert 2D images to single 3D model

I am learning 2D animations. I would like to know what is the easiest way to convert 2D images (given below) in to a single 3D image? For example:
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size problem when i tried to render large dimensions video with AE

i've been asked to make a 5 sec video for a street advertising screen 4*2 meters (11339 * 5669 pixels) but that produced a very large file size and i really need to reduce it when i render as AVI file ...
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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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After Effect - Apply effect on multiple layers

I'm trying to use the CC Burn Film effect in After Effect CC 2015 on two image layers, one on top of the other. As the burn effect seems random, I can't get it to burn with the same aspect the two ...
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Color Overlay added to Adjustment Layer does not show

I put an adjustment layer on top of my video. I right clicked and went to layer styles and clicked color overlay. It did nothing but add color overlay to the list of properties under the Adjustment ...
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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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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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Gif transition (sample attached)

How can I make the following transition in After Effects (or another software maybe)? I have the different colours of the piano as pictures, I just don't know how to make this transition! Please check ...
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Is it possible to add transparancy to a light in After Effects?

Title says most of it. I want to have a light slowly fade away and make the 3D cube look 2D (it looks 2D when the light is off). In the transform options there doesn't seem to be a opacity effect ...
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Move a 3D object while keeping its exact 3D orientation in After Effects

This is probably findable on Google, but I don't know the right terms to search. I have an 3D layer. If I move that 3D layer it will change orientation visually while the values stay the same. ...
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After Effects: Bend and animate along path

I have been looking for a way to bend and animate an object along a path and I stumbled upon the Omino plugin [omino snake to be precise] and after preparing the scene I realized nothing's happening [ ...
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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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Use Illustrator 3D rotation in After Effects

In illustrator I have a logo that I want to animate in 3D. Now, the logo has already 3D shapes made with the Extrude tool inside Illustrator. Inside that tool you can rotate your shape in 3D space. I ...
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Animating line graph in After Effects

I want to animate the drawing of the lines in this graph from left to right so that they are all at the same x-position at the same time. This is a graph I made in MATLAB, exported as an SVG, opened ...
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Placing a pre-comp inside another pre-comp in AfterEffects

When creating complex animations I often use pre-composition to stack them and further animate them separately. I am now facing two fully animated pre-comps and I need to place pre-comp_1 inside pre-...
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After Effects cc 2015 zoom in and out is verry fast [closed]

i'm using After Effects CC 2015 Version 13.5.0.347 and Mac OS Sierra when i try to zoom in and out using mouse scroll its very fast and i cant even control it the Same Problem recently appears with ...
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How do I start creating these small Animations?

I am a UI-UX Designer working for web and mobile apps since last 2 years. Now I am planning to expand my skills and want to learn basics of Animations (e.g Compositing a Mobile App into a Cell Phone) ,...
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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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How these gifs are made? [closed]

In which software i can create type of gifs ?
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