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Changing text layer contents frame-by-frame
by Ricky Simmonds 2 days ago
Firstly, although I've used After Effects rather a lot, it has been for one-off projects and I only use it when I need to, therefore my technical knowledge and after effects vocabulary aren't great. I
Re: Changing text layer contents frame-by-frame
by Liran Tabib 2 days ago
Hi Ricky You have a lot of options to create a counter animation in After Effects: 1. The native text- Numbers effect. 2. Connecting the source text property to a slider which drives the number animat
Year Countdown on keyframes expression (With individual digits NOT text layer based)
by Clive Lythgoe 2 months ago
I've created a countdown clock from 2017 to 1980 that triggers on keyframes. I have a 10 frame comp for each digit which runs from 0 to 9 (4 comps in total). These are then placed into a main comp. Th
Re: Year Countdown on keyframes expression (With individual digits NOT text layer based)
by Liran Tabib 2 months ago
Hi Clive Your technique resembles a tutorial i've recorded a while ago, on a digital clock timer. I believe the issue you are describing in the technique is caused by the high frame rate and the value
Method of making video like this [cinematic multi-layer parallax]
by Rolando Banks 2 months ago
How do you think, did they use Camera tool or just made keyframes for these scenes https: www.youtube.com watch v=0RJ8FauApBY
Re: Method of making video like this [cinematic multi-layer parallax]
by Liran Tabib 2 months ago
Hi Ronaldo I believe most of the shots in the example are dispersed 3d layers with camera movement. For the floor layers I recommend using "Corner Pin" effect as shown in this Tutorial: Cheers! Liran
Mask not working at all in 3D text
by paul olivera 2 months ago
When I create a mask in a 3D text it won't work at all. I have tried multiple things like precomposing, making a 2D text first apply the mask and then convert it to 3D, directly create the mask on the
Re: Mask not working at all in 3D text
by Liran Tabib 2 months ago
Hi Paul Try changing the "Cinema 4D" Engine to "Classic 3D" by pressing the render engine button circled in the screen-cap. The C4D is a great engine for extrusions in AE but it does not support masks
Certain shape layers only let me select segments, not vertices...
by Shawn Ankersen 3 months ago
Hi all, First time poster, but I've read these forums several times. They are super helpful! I have an issue that's a small annoyance now but I feel it could make things harder in the future. I have a
Re: Certain shape layers only let me select segments, not vertices...
by Liran Tabib 3 months ago
Hi Shawn Try to select one point and only then drag select the points you need. This way AE will understand that you are point selecting and not moving the shape. Liran Tabib www.vdodna.com
Unable to import PSD files as composition
by Melbin Borrero Jr. 3 months ago
Hey everyone. Hoping someone can assist. I'm using AE CS6. I went to import a PSD file as a composition and nothing happens. I'm able to import it as footage, but not composition nor editable or merge
Re: Unable to import PSD files as composition
by Liran Tabib 3 months ago
Hi Melbrin If the Photoshop file contains layers but you can't import them to After Effects, usually it's because the Photoshop file is in CMYK color mode. Change it to RGB and try to import it again.
Increasing the length of many comp at once..
by Ranveer Singh 3 months ago
I am working on a Slideshow Project in which each image has its own 5 seconds composition but now I want to change all of the compositions to six seconds. Is there any way that I don't have to go thro
Re: Increasing the length of many comp at once..
by Liran Tabib 3 months ago
Hi Ranveer Try our VA Precomp Time script, it's free and does the job well. Best Regards Liran Tabib www.vdodna.com
whats the best way to learn how to use expressions?
by Assaf Goldlust 3 months ago
i came to the conclusion that i should learn how to use it expression in a more theroughl metter. what would be the best to do it should i start buy learning in javascript or save the time. and learn
Re: whats the best way to learn how to use expressions?
by Scott McGee 3 months ago
I've learnt everything I know from a few individuals on here and youtube. Main one is Dan, who's website is here. http: www.motionscript.com index.html Dan has here and the adobe forum linked on his w
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Need advice on creating blurred country borders
by Vlajko Kokorajko 3 months ago
I'm doing an animated history video in After Effects and I'd like the country borders to look like in the picture (drawn in Photoshop, using various blurred brush sizes). Can that be done in After Eff
Re: Need advice on creating blurred country borders
by Liran Tabib 3 months ago
Hi Vlajko You can recreate this blur by creating a masked solid, duplicating the mask and changing the bottom mask's mode to subtract and playing with it's expansion and feather properties as seen in
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How do I animate a simple object based on a stroke in another layer?
by Reed Brown 4 months ago
Hi everyone, Well, there's pleny of helpful info if I want to get a round ball orbiting a circle using a null layer, but the problem is I need my little red electron to orbit an elipse, not a round ci
Re: How do I animate a simple object based on a stroke in another layer?
by Liran Tabib 4 months ago
Hi Reed What you ask is pretty simple to do, copying the path data an pasting it to the position of the Electron layer. But since this is with shape layers there are few things to check before copying
Distribute 3D Objects Randomly Inside Sphere or Ellipsoid
by Noel Powell 4 months ago
Hi... I wrote this simple expression to randomly distribute 3D layers, but then realized that with enough objects, you can start to notice that they form a cube. What I want is more of a spherical dis
Re: Distribute 3D Objects Randomly Inside Sphere or Ellipsoid
by Liran Tabib 4 months ago
If I remember correctly adding wiggles on the same value create a mess. but you have a few things you can do instead (without creating additional nulls): 1. Create three additional Slider Controls on
Convert Shape Layer groups to Shape layer?
by Yoshiko Tanaka 4 months ago
Hi! I am working on an animation with shape layers converted from imported AI file. In one of the shape layer there are 4 groups and I want to make one group an independent Shape layer. I tried to cop
Re: Convert Shape Layer groups to Shape layer?
by Liran Tabib 4 months ago
Hi Yoshiko Instead of copy paste, Duplicate the original layer, containing the groups. After that you can delete the relevant groups from both layers (group 1 in the duplicated layer and group 2-4 in
Remove Anamorphic Lens Distortion
by Nate Vander Plas 4 months ago
I have a locked-off tripod shot that I need to add 3D elements to in Cinema 4D. It was shot on a 50mm anamorphic lens, and I'm finding that matching the perspective is very tricky. It doesn't seem to
Re: Remove Anamorphic Lens Distortion
by Liran Tabib 4 months ago
Hi Nate you can use the AE's Optics Compensation effect to remove the distortions, and the cool thing is that after you incorporate your graphics cg elements you can reverse the distortion using anoth
Wiggle between Specific Colors
by Yair Katznelson 5 months ago
Hi All! If anyone can help I will be greatful. I need an expression which will allow me to change a Fill Color overtime between 6 specific colors. If it can also be loopable it'll be great!
Re: Wiggle between Specific Colors
by Liran Tabib 5 months ago
Hi Yair If you wiggle the Brightness effect on a layer, you can add to it a Colorama effect and create the six colors that you need, and the wiggled brightness of the layer will catch one of the six c
Turn on/off Layers in an Composition>Composition
by Daniel Lassak 5 months ago
Hi, i have an composition (Scene1). In this comp. there is an other comp. (Woman-Walkcycle) and in this comp. there is an comp. (mouth) with different states of her mouth in layers (normal laughing sa
Re: Turn on/off Layers in an Composition>Composition
by Liran Tabib 5 months ago
If The the mouth "Fade Out" Part is not important, you can put the mouth expressions as layers in a comp, and every layer will be in a different second. (for example sad mouth in second 0 and smile mo
Animating arrows using trim paths
by Alan Flood 6 years ago
Hi guys, I've recently been commissioned to create 40 animations illustrating various Physics related concepts - things like waves and electricity etc. Anyway, I've found myself having to create endle
Re: Animating arrows using trim paths
by Liran Tabib 5 months ago
Here Is a new ArrowHead Tool I've developed in the last Year, and you can create with it any Arrows that you wish, change the Head Tail as you wish, and it's really easy to use. I hope you enjoy it an
Counter expression
by Hamid Rohi-Bilverdy 4 years ago
Hi I want to have a count up from 0 to 100. I have this expression here. startT = 0; endT = 4; beginVal = 0; endVal = 100; t = linear(time,startT,endT,beginVal,endVal); t.toFixed(0) I understand the f
Re: Counter expression
by Liran Tabib 6 months ago
If you feel like saving time, and creating counter animations without coding you can use this cool Preset: http: www.vdodna.com products counter-preset Cheers!
5 Minute Countdown
by Stephen Burton 9 years ago
I'm trying to make a countdown which counts down from 5:00 Minutes to 0:00. I want it to work in actual seconds, like a normal clock. I've tryed Effect Text Numbers. I've messed with all the things fo
Re: 5 Minute Countdown
by Liran Tabib 11 months ago
If you are tired of expressions, you can use our cool Time Preset so you can animate Digital Clocks and Timers, easily and with no coding, cheers! http: www.vdodna.com products digital-clock-timer-pre
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digital clock expression with a run time
by joel71 10 years ago
hi there, is it possible to have a source text expression for a digital clock counting UP from a specific time. i need to timer from: 10:55:00 to 11:00:00 , 5 minutes, is this possible, can someone he
Re: digital clock expression with a run time
by Liran Tabib 1 year ago
Instead of creating the Expressions yourself you can use these Digital Clock and Timer Presets: http: www.vdodna.com products digital-clock-timer-presets
Animation: Bending, growing arrow - how to? (video added)
by Roger Maus 5 years ago
Hi, I am trying to animate an arrow that changes its shape. (A plus would be to let it grow, but this is a minor problem I think. e.g. "Stroke") The main problem is the auto-orientation of the arrowhe
Re: *seemed* so simple!
by Adrian Thompson 3 years ago
We just created a script that automates this entire process. You can attach an arrow (or any shape custom layer) to the front and end of a stroke with the click of a button. It also allows for easy up
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Liran Tabib liked this 2 years ago
Can you draw Arrows in AE?
by Jeffrey Gould 10 years ago
I'm working on a medical video and need to have arrows pointing to various body parts, I searched help and can't find anything about drawing arrows. I could make them in Illustrator or PS, but this wo
Re: Can you draw Arrows in AE?
by Jeffrey Gould 10 years ago
Thank you everyone, I do have a previous version of AE and I'll copy the preset over...appreciate it. Jeffrey S. Gould Action Media Productions
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Liran Tabib liked this 2 years ago
Particular2 and Zdepth
by Neal Hammers 8 years ago
May my ignorance be excused, but what I try to do is to integrate a snow particles into rendered 3D scene - several layers of buildings, which requires more than one layer of snow. I was looking towar
Re: Particular2 and Zdepth
by Liran Tabib 4 years ago
its a little late but combining your 3d z-depth with an internal z-depth map (created inside after effects with particular) as seen in the tutorial linked might solve this http: vdodna.com Videos 5-as
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