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Radial Repeater
by Henry Hall 11 months ago
I am currently trying to make the GUI from a Black Mirror Episode: The Entire History of You: Season 1, Episode 3 (https: www.cruxucla.com single-post 2019 03 03 Black-Mirror-Analysis-%E2%80%9CThe-Ent
Re: Radial Repeater
by Max Haller 11 months ago
I recently made something similar, (assuming you're talking about the thin circular rings and not the photos.) Try making a circle shape layers with no fill and a stroke, then change the dash settings
"Inverting" a Shape Layer
by Eric Chard 11 months ago
Shape Layers have a kind of implicit "mask" in that they are closed vector shapes, like a closed mask spline. Is there a way to invert this implicit shape In the same fashion one would invert a mask +
Re: "Inverting" a Shape Layer
by Max Haller 11 months ago
Julien is right if you do it with a solid layer under the shape layer. You can also do it all in the shape layer by essentially doing the same thing except instead of making a solid layer, you make an
Laptop for After Effect - Specs
by Brian Betz 11 months ago
Hi, I am in the process of purchasing a laptop and any feedback would be appreciated. I generally make short clips, around 5 mins, and I am trying to optimize this system for After Effects. I do work
Re: Laptop for After Effect - Specs
by Max Haller 11 months ago
That should be plenty of power for what youre doing
How to manage _AME folders and contents created when using Dynamic link
by Jeff Kay 2 years ago
When sending compositions to Media Encoder Queue from After effects (ctrl+alt+m), it creates a *_AME folder at the project file location with a tmpAEtoAMEProject- compname .aep for each item, which Me
Re: How to manage _AME folders and contents created when using Dynamic link
by Max Haller 11 months ago
Well, I don't know a built in way to do this either. But a while back I was using software to automatically scan a specific directory and move folders that matched certain naming conventions into anot
Moving anchor point when rectangle is resized
by Mervin James 12 months ago
So im trying to create a tooltip with some controls for a project. I have a rectangle which I have repositioned the anchor point to the bottom of it. So the basic animation would just be two keyframes
Re: Moving anchor point when rectangle is resized
by Max Haller 11 months ago
Is there a reason you need to do this with a bunch of sliders and expressions vs just placing a null where you're trying to get the anchorpoint to be Whenever I do animations with text bubbles or call
Text "motion Blur" Occurs with Motion Blur off
by Keith Peskosky 11 months ago
Hi, In the video I have stationary text and a single node camera that is moving past them. Motion blur is off. Comp is 29.97fps 1080p As you can see the text "blurs" together making it hard to read. T
Re: Text "motion Blur" Occurs with Motion Blur off
by Max Haller 11 months ago
Im not sure that's really motion blur, it might just be that you want to increase the frame rate or space out the keyframes more.
Advice for working with cameras and lights
by Max Allen 11 months ago
I recently created a video with a significant amount of 3D for a client (see clip at link below), with a camera zooming between text and graphics. I got this all working with a combination of SureTarg
Re: Advice for working with cameras and lights
by Max Haller 11 months ago
https: aescripts.com handycam is a good plugin that's fairly cheap and easy to use. I used it for a series of 2.5D photos recently and it has easy DOF controls. Parenting the spotlights point of inter
After Effects says Effect Plugins are missing and then crashes.
by Tim Parker 11 months ago
When I open After Effects 2020, I receive two messages: "After Effects Warning: Can't use the 3D Camera Tracker tool because the "3D Camera Tracker" effect plugin is missing. You may need to reinstall
Re: After Effects says Effect Plugins are missing and then crashes.
by Max Haller 11 months ago
You might have the most luck just reinstalling AE. You can copy your scripts and plugin folders so you don't have to add them individually again. It sounds like there's a corrupted file or something l
Background goes black when made 3D
by Kieren Hutchison 10 years ago
I've imported a .png file and want to make it 3D However, when I check the box to make it 3D the image goes black Any help will be greatly aprreciated Thanks Kieren
Re: Background goes black when made 3D
by Max Haller 11 months ago
Ive had issues with the cinema 4d renderer doing that to PSD files, try clicking on where it says Cinema 4D and changing it to the Classic 3D renderer. That fixed the PSD problems for me, might work f
how to add a interval timer in the after effect
by winnie choy 11 months ago
hi guys, i am planning to make my own full length workout videos, and i want to make an interval timer(for example:30 seconds on.10 seconds off), but the tutorials that i find in youtube of how to mak
Re: how to add a interval timer in the after effect
by Max Haller 11 months ago
The simplest way i can think to do this is to make a text layer which will be the timer text. And a Null layer which will have a Slider Control effect added to it. Then Copy and paste this expression
Adobe After Effects mask logo reveal
by Danny Simbad 1 year ago
Hi everyone, this is my first post here after looking around for a bit, so please excuse me if my forum etiquette is a bit off, or if this is in the wrong category. I'm animating a short loading scree
Re: Adobe After Effects mask logo reveal
by Greg Gesch 1 year ago
Hi Danny. There are a lot of ways of doing this but using your current knowledge: Make separate masks for each slice (you can have more than one mask on a layer). The masks can overlap at the top so t
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AE script to make layers appear
by Leon Trinidad 1 year ago
Hi, I would like to create a AE script that make pics appear. For example, I have 4 imported pics (.png) in my project window named "arnold", "billy", "carrie", "dylan" If I write "dylan" in a prompt
Re: AE script to make layers appear
by Walter Soyka 1 year ago
What you're asking for is a relatively simple script for an experienced developer. For someone just getting started with scripting, though there's a lot to understand: Javascript and the After Effects
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Making template lighter
by Sergio Cabrera 1 year ago
I have a project with 300 scenes and it takes around 1 minute or 2 just to open the project file. AE is in SSD1 and project is in SSD2, I have an 8700K with 32gb, so is not about the hardware. Any way
Re: Making template lighter
by Richard Garabedain 1 year ago
Your going to sell the template right Well who would need 300 scenes 100 is way more than enough...20 would be enough...but if you insist....what about breaking up the projects into 3 seperate project
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Define a list of items to a slider to add to a .mogrt in After Effects
by Shannon Torphy 1 year 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 1 year 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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Dots and distance
by Joel Witmer 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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Movie Poster Font?
by Filip Stillerska 1 year 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 1 year 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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How do I do this? Can you assist?
by Bill Triplett 1 year 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 1 year 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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Create Tear/Water drop
by Bernhard Walzl 2 years 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 2 years 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 years ago
Looking for a inexpensive alternative to Adobe After Effects. Any suggestions Cheers, Rob.
Re: After Effects alternative?
by Mark Whitney 2 years 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 years 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 years 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 years ago
https: youtu.be BbzSbKeP0lg
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Concatenating/Combining Text Layers
by Raj Sha 2 years 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 years 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 Kampe 2 years 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 years 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 2 years 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 years 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 years 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 years 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 14 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 years 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 2 years 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 years 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 years 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 years 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 years 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 years 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 years 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 years 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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