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How to make this strange embossed apple logo?

It's all a bit easier to discuss if we start with horizontal lines, like so: As Ilmari Karonen said, this is just a displacement map. You start with a 3D topography h(x,y), and then each point (x,y) ...
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How to export a GIF from After Effects?

When I need to create a GIF from After Effects, I do my animation in After Effects, go to Menu>Composition>Pre-Render and render it out as an uncompressed MOV file. Then you can drag that file onto ...
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What is the difference between After Effects and Flash/Animate for animation?

Adobe AfterEffects is a composite tool where you put video, image and 3D content to create a final product. To that end there is a large set of tools, plug-ins and scripts such as tracking, effect ...
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How to export a GIF from After Effects?

This answer is only for Windows OS There is no reason for 3rd party plugins. Use File > Export> > Add to Adobe Media Encoder Queue. Inside of the the Adobe Media Encoder there's a lot more ...
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Position keyframes do not make a straight path

After Effects defaults spacial interpolation (such as position keyframes) to "Auto Bezier", which tries to smooth the movement for you. You can either adjust the bezier handles yourself, or you can ...
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How to make this strange embossed apple logo?

This is basically just a displacement map applied to a bunch of lines. The tricky part is that applying a displacement map to a bitmap texture will stretch and compress the entire texture, including ...
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Shape wont change colour in After Effect

click the drop down arrow of the "color" property that you're trying to change. there might be an "expression: color" there. if there is click the "=" sign to disable it. That should fix it. (Although ...
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Can I create a transparent GIF with After Effects?

After Effects hasn't been able to directly export GIFs for some time now. There are plugins available that'll do it or you should be able to use the Media Encoder if you're on Windows (I don't use ...
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In After Effects, when I scale two layers at once they scale at different rates?

The problem is that the layers are scaling at the same rate. If you look at the actual scale values. For example, if you have one layer at 100% scale and another at 90% scale, then select both and ...
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Animation (Adobe After Effects): Text rotating around object with proper "3-dimensional" perspective

I normally just duplicate the thing you want in front and behind, literally place them in front and behind and mask each as necessary. An example... Mask your shape... Invert the mask (I've actually ...
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What program should I use to make UI sprite animations for unity3D

Unity 3D imports SVG quite nicely, so if you are developing your sprite UI element in a vector art program like Illustrator or Affinity Designer or Inkscape, you can output your elements as pure ...
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What's the difference between the Add and Linear Dodge blend modes in After Effects?

The difference is the way two these modes behave when a layer isn't fully opaque. Linear Dodge behaves as lowering Opacity in Photoshop, while Add behaves as lowering Fill. I believe they're separated ...
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How to create animation with svg format file?

It seems that the svg you link to is animated using CSS Animations. Read about it on W3Schools and CSS-Tricks. Inspecting the moving elements with browser Developer Tools by pressing F12 is revealing:...
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Alpha channel and luma channel

Abstract Transparency is given by an alpha channel. It can be a different image. Black transparent, white opaque. Brightness on the image itself is indicated by a luma channel. Black, the darkest ...
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"Stroke Effect" in After Effects does a rounded corner.

That's because you have selected (or selected by default) - Round Cap stroke. You can change that in Layer dropdown menu -> contents -> Stroke -> Line cap -> set to "butt cap" See the attached image ...
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How to easily find layer by NAME in Aftereffects?

The search bar on top of the layers in the timeline doesn't search just layer names... It's useful for searching for specific properties (such as "color" or "path"), or just about anything else under ...
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Create an animation of a slider-crank mechanism system

Based in comment stib The setup is reasonably simple, built in functions, trigonometry and some Pythagoras will get you there. Have a look at the diagram below: The orange solid is the crank, with ...
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Fastest way to create a transparent GIF from PNG

Joojaa is right. It is simple to do with open-source software on Mac and Linux and Windows, if you are not afraid of the command line, because you’ll need to use the terminal. Here is a command line ...
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Seamless wiggle in After Effects?

To loop a wiggle, you can create two wiggles with similar properties, one reversed in time by using the fifth wiggle function parameter, and blend their output value trough a linear interpolation. ...
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How does Gifmaker.org remove white halo on transparent GIFs?

The problem is that GIF has no alpha channel that can show semi-transparent colors. For that you would need to save as PNG24. With a GIF, antialiasing inevitably comes with a halo. If you don’t want ...
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What's beneficial about temporal auto Bezier keyframes over continuous Bezier keyframes?

Difference is quite low :) Auto bezier will generate constrains automatically and continous bezier will allow that constrains to be streched in the axes (same line of auto generated constrains) and ...
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Adobe Illustrator Svg Issue

Going in the outline view (Ctrl/Command + Y) should help find & fix the issue. In this case there are some clipping masks that need to be deleted.
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Adobe Illustrator Svg Issue

The SVG doesn't load properly in Illustrator, it's all messed up. I get a different problem from you. Everything is visible but the letters are jumbled up and overlap each other. The SVG works fine ...
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Importing photos from Illustrator into After Effects

There is no way to rotate different parts of a single layer so you need to import each of your pictures on different layers. You can easily separate everything in Illustrator to its own layer by ...
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Export to vector format from After Effects

You can export to the vector format SVG using an AfterEffects plugin called Bodymovin. It has some limitations, but is a very useful plugin. If you really want to export to Flash, export to SWF ...
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What is the difference between After Effects and Flash/Animate for animation?

I was trying After Effects for the same purpose as you for a while then recently I tried Adobe Animate for the same type of animation: My primary problem was the shape tween tool for animate vector ...
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After Effect - Apply effect on multiple layers

As with any Adobe program, applying an effect to a layer is only going to affect that layer, not the layers below it. You'll have to create a pre-comp of the two layers and then apply the effect to ...
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How can I get After Effects to recognize newly saved changes in an imported Illustrator file?

Right click the Illustrator file in the Project panel and select Reload Footage. If you imported your Illustrator file as Footage, then that will work with no problem; you'll see your new layers and ...
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