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How to design animated emoji/ emoticons
by sam debey 2 weeks ago
Hello everyone! I was wondering if anyone has any experience animating emojis I have a contract with a client where I need to make some animated emojis but I don't know what file to export as and what
Re: How to design animated emoji/ emoticons
by Max Haller 2 weeks ago
Is this for emoji's that would be actually used in an app for messaging or are they graphics that are going to be placed into footage If it's something for a app, I would think it might have unusual r
Define a list of items to a slider to add to a .mogrt in After Effects
by Shannon Torphy 3 weeks ago
Hello, I need to allow the color of a shape to change, but only within a specified palette (the client's brand palette), and I need to export it as a .mogrt. I have seen tutorials online where After E
Re: Define a list of items to a slider to add to a .mogrt in After Effects
by Walter Soyka 3 weeks ago
Check out this recent thread: https: forums.creativecow.net thread 2 1136777 Toward the bottom, I posted a sample that uses a slider and an expression to govern a palette. Let me know what questions y
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Puppet pin footage combined with Particular issues
by Scott Gaskin 2 weeks ago
Hello, Please see attached video example. I started with a simple crowd animation of around 7 characters and used the puppet pin to animate these. I made sure each character was pre-comped before I ad
Re: Puppet pin footage combined with Particular issues
by Max Haller 2 weeks ago
Hey it looks like the video didn't actually come through. Just a shot in the dark though without seeing what's going on- Maybe try rendering the animated people and use the rendered video instead of u
transform Skewed objects
by Jon Ladron de Guevara 3 weeks ago
Hi! This is my first post in here, I hope I am following the rules properly. I seem to have a problem when moving an object that has the Skew effect on it. Whenever i animate the position i.e. horizon
Re: transform Skewed objects
by Max Haller 2 weeks ago
I think you can just precomp it after you skew and animate the position on that pre comp
Dots and distance
by Joel Witmer 3 weeks ago
I've created a dotted, curved line using the spline tool. It has X number of dots. If I adjust the curve the line changes length, which creates more dots. But is there a way to keep the number of dots
Re: Dots and distance
by Walter Soyka 3 weeks ago
After Effects added expression access to path properties in Ae CC v15.0 (2018). With that, we can use expressions to position shape layers at specific points on the path. We can get those points by pe
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How do you add Closed Captioning, NOT SUBTITLES?
by Scotty Kunkel 4 weeks ago
Hello there, Recently a client as has asked that even in my animations that just have music in them that there would be an option for a person to turn on closed captioning and be able to see on screen
Re: How do you add Closed Captioning, NOT SUBTITLES?
by Walter Soyka 4 weeks ago
... but Premiere Pro does. Start here: https: helpx.adobe.com premiere-pro using working-with-captions.html Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live link Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events,
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ISO of a specific effect resource or tutorials - F1 2019 Season Launch Video
by Nate Hess 3 weeks ago
I saw this great effect on a video that I'd like to recreate. I believe I've seen it before in a few other pieces of content and I think it could be useful and lead to some other cool uses. Anyone hav
Re: ISO of a specific effect resource or tutorials - F1 2019 Season Launch Video
by Max Haller 3 weeks ago
It sort of seems like the liquify effect with some noise displacement added and then screened back onto the video. Maybe something to isolate the colors and crush the darks so it screens well. I'm not
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Movie Poster Font?
by Filip Stillerska 3 weeks ago
On movie posters, there's usually a very small and condensed text at the bottom with information like the production company, director, producer, etc. Does anyone happen to know what font it is
Re: Movie Poster Font?
by Greg Gesch 3 weeks ago
Hi. There's a free font at Video Copilot: https: www.videocopilot.net blog 2012 09 knock-your-block-out
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goes with previous post
by Bill Triplett 3 weeks ago

Re: goes with previous post
by Max Haller 3 weeks ago
Hey Bill I'm reading your posts and I watched that Avi video you posted. Are you new to after effects it might be tricky for you to recreate whats happening that template. Might just save yourself a l
How do I do this? Can you assist?
by Bill Triplett 3 weeks ago
I am trying to do a video where the video goes from the orig image to the transformed image. No matter how I adjust orientation, x or y axis or anything else, it just does not look the same. Almost lo
Re: How do I do this? Can you assist?
by Kevin Camin 3 weeks ago
Yeah, the image video attachment process here is super old. If anyone is listening, can you make a visual arts forum able to natively handle attachment please Best regards, Kevin Camin
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Path shape I am trying to create is 3 masks not 1
by John Reis 1 month ago
Hello there I am trying to create a mask stroke effect from a logo in Photoshop and each way I try to create a SINGLE Path shape of the logo it comes out as 3 masks upon import of the PSD into After E
Re: Path shape I am trying to create is 3 masks not 1
by Max Haller 4 weeks ago
Have you tried doing live trace like this : https: www.youtube.com watch v=CP9JsjKvlcQ and maybe a merge paths on the shape layers afterwards should make it one path.
why there isn't a paste in place command?
by Nitai Lev-Oren 4 weeks ago
I have a design and a strip with a text on it and I have 5 more comps like this and I want to align the products to the strip in all 5 comps the things I can't do is past in place a guides so I copied
Re: why there isn't a paste in place command?
by Max Haller 4 weeks ago
it should paste in place by default if the comp sizes are the same. I'm not having any issues like that.
Box around text
by aldegonde le compte 4 weeks ago
I am trying to edit a AE template I have a white box around text. I guessed this was a mask, bur cannot find where to edit the white box. I want the size to be adapted to the text. Can someone give me
Re: Box around text
by Max Haller 4 weeks ago
Yes that means theres a track matte above that layer. See that icon of the dude sticking his nose over a fence that's in blue in the top right of your layer panel Thats the shy toggle, click that and
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I want to rotobrush the hand but the because of the motion blur it disappearing
by Nitai Lev-Oren 4 weeks ago
I want to rotobrush the hand to put something beneath it but the because of the motion blur it disappearing what can I do to solve it
Re: I want to rotobrush the hand but the because of the motion blur it disappearing
by Max Haller 4 weeks ago
If that's how it shot all you can do is match the motion blur on your key. Try the roto brush and refine edge brush, that should be able to key the blurry part properly. Make sure the freeze the roto
I'm trying to move the texture inside the luma matte but it doesn't work
by Nitai Lev-Oren 4 weeks ago
I'm trying to move the texture inside the luma matte but it doesn't work someone knows why
Re: I'm trying to move the texture inside the luma matte but it doesn't work
by Max Haller 4 weeks ago
Weird it does seem like it's working. Have you tried moving the texture underneath by changing the x,y coordinates in the position property instead of dragging with the mouse The only thing i can thin
Create Tear/Water drop
by Bernhard Walzl 1 month ago
Hello! I was just browsing through half the internet in search of tutorials without really finding what I am looking for. My footage is a close up of a cell phone and I want to create a tear drop whic
Re: Create Tear/Water drop
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 1 month ago
Video CoPilot realistic raindrop tutorial comes to mind. Kalleheikki Kannisto Senior Graphic Designer
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After Effects alternative?
by Rob Ainscough 2 months ago
Looking for a inexpensive alternative to Adobe After Effects. Any suggestions Cheers, Rob.
Re: After Effects alternative?
by Mark Whitney 2 months ago
Well, to just spill it's guts: AMD RYZEN THREADRIPPER 2990WX Processor (3.00GHz) 32 Core 2x NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 8GB 64GB DDR4-2666 (4 - 16GB DIMMS M2_Storage_1 1.0TB SSD M.2 PCIe Drive Hard drives
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An especially cool feature in the new Adobe release today
by Tim Wilson 2 months ago
There's a lot to talk about in the new Creative Cloud release announced today, and I do think that the coolest stuff is in After Effects. One feature in particular looks mighty slick to me: Content-Aw
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Re: An especially cool feature in the new Adobe release today
by Michael Szalapski 2 months ago
Here's an in-depth video on the new expression editor: https: youtu.be I8lHOYLzXwE - The Great Szalam (The 'Great ' stands for 'Not So Great, in fact, Extremely Humble ') No trees were harmed in the c
Ender's Game (inspired) HUD/UI Element Tutorial
by Steve Forrester 2 months ago
https: youtu.be BbzSbKeP0lg
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Concatenating/Combining Text Layers
by Raj Sha 2 months ago
Hello Members, I am looking for a way to concatenate 3 text layers with different fonts and style, so that the end result looks concatenated without any space in between. Let me show you with pictures
Re: Concatenating/Combining Text Layers
by Raj Sha 2 months ago
Hi Max BIG BIG Thank You!!! That is exactly what I needed.!!! Thank You everyone for taking time out and helping me and a BIG Thank You to Max once more!! Cheers Guys!! R
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Drawing sin wave from the middle
by Michael 2 months ago
Hi, Maybe someone can help me with my problem. I try to create this sin wave animation, but I cannot figure out how. https: dribbble.com shots 3581505-CypherAudio-03 I tried it with this tutorial, htt
Re: Drawing sin wave from the middle
by Max Haller 2 months ago
Actually sorry i didnt realize i stumbled into the expression forum haha. Im not sure how to write an xpression that would do that sorry.
Failed expression because of the identical comp names
by Hiro Ober 3 months ago
Hi guys, I apologise if this has been asked, but I couldn't think of an effective keyword to search for this issue. I built a template that uses expressions, and I refer to some other precomp names in
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Re: Failed expression because of the identical comp names
by Max Haller 2 months ago
Can't think of a way to automatically do this, but there are a few plug ins that let you batch rename comps search and replace comp names. I use bq_ProjectPanelNavigator for that. I'm not 100% sure th
Write a script to unlink all media in After Effects
by Linus Kraemer 2 months ago
Wonder if anyone can help me with this I'd like to have a way to make every project item - or just the selected items - become "missing". The reason I need this is because I need to deliver working fi
Re: Write a script to unlink all media in After Effects
by Walter Soyka 2 months ago
I don't think there's any way, even via scripting, to force a file in Ae offline. (You can replace it with a placeholder, but I think that will completely break the link to the original footage, makin
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expression for showing layer marker text
by Aharon Rabinowitz 13 years ago
Hi folks - Is there a way to make the layer marker text show up in the comp window. I am assembling 110+ short cartoon shots and I want to be able to watch the video and see what shots need fixing. We
Re: expression for showing layer marker text
by Greg C Neumayer 2 months ago
Just to update the archive, (since I was searching on this!), Here's the updated code in AE2019: On your text layer, you can grab a bunch of properties by pasting this into the source text expression.
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Extract exact grain pattern from a plate to regrain a comp
by Adhish Yajnik 6 months ago
Hi all, I saw this feature at another studio, but since it was executed via scripts, I never got to understand how it worked under the hood, and was wondering if anybody here had an idea: The script d
Re: Extract exact grain pattern from a plate to regrain a comp
by Zachary Kinney 2 months ago
Here's how you regrain in AE manually: First you need to set your project to 32 bpc. This technique will only work in float because we need to use some negative color values here. Then degrain your pl
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Expression or technique to space text from line above
by Matt James 2 months ago
Hi all I have a comp with 3 text layers, spaced nicely vertically. I am trying to figure out a way that if line 1 was to increase in size, it would push down line 2, maintaining the space (or padding)
Re: Expression or technique to space text from line above
by Matt James 2 months ago
Thank you Dave. But, my life choices aside, is this technically possible (Irrelevant of real world usage) Thanks
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Can you change the Z position of a path?
by Martijn de Pooter 2 months ago
Hey everyone, I'm trying to make a 3D path in After Effects, and I was wondering if I can change the Z position of certain points in the path. This is how the path looks like when the camera is on top
Re: Can you change the Z position of a path?
by Steve Bentley 2 months ago
Yes and no. All normal AE solids layer and shapes are 2D in nature, - even when you check the 3D box, its just a 2D layer tilted back in 3D. All paths you draw in AE are drawn on the flat surface of t
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Count up numbers 1000 at a time.
by Darell Nonis 2 months ago
Hi. I've recently created an AE composition with a text layer that contains a number. My plan is to animate the text so that the number counts up 1000 at a time. For example, for 3 seconds, I'd like t
Re: Count up numbers 1000 at a time.
by Walter Soyka 2 months ago
This expression will do what you describe. Twirl open your text layer in the timeline panel, then twirl open the Text group, then Alt+click the stopwatch for the Source Text property and paste the fol
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Corner pin expression tab in CC2018 ???
by Cerutti Nicolas 3 months ago
Hi there, I hope this wasn't posted before but couldn't find any answer yet. In AE CC 2017 it's possible to alt+click on the individual keyframes of the corner pin effects (to link it to values of ano
Re: Corner pin expression tab in CC2018 ???
by Steve Bentley 2 months ago
Hey Walter, is that AE2018 on Mac perhaps I don't see that feature in 2018 on win7. (a pickwhip for each attribute). I've checked my columns and I can see the parent choice. I do see it in 2019 PC how
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Keylight out of memory
by Jacob Roth 3 months ago
Hi everyone. I've got a real problem. I'm keying green screen footage and keep getting the keylight out of memory error message. I've looked around the googles and everybody suggests transcoding my fo
Re: Keylight out of memory
by Todd Perchert 3 months ago
I've on occasion got random memory issues. But I can't recall what I did.... ha! Usually quitting AE and opening it again takes care of those for me. What is your original footage TC
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Best Video Codec for a low-end PC?
by Eojin Kim 3 months ago
Hello guys, so I have Adobe AE on a pretty low-end PC. It lags when playing thru previews, slow response time, etc. I created a 30-second clip on that PC, and would like to render it at high-ish quali
Re: Best Video Codec for a low-end PC?
by Michael Szalapski 3 months ago
Try an MOV with the Photo-JPEG codec or maybe even the ProRes codec (if you're using the latest version of AE). An uncompressed AVI will be (as you've found out) too large to be useable. If you want s
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