After Effects :: Illustrator Files Won't Import As A Composition?

Apr 5, 2014

I'm trying to import some Adobe Illustrator files into After Effects so that I can animate them. As far as I understand, I need to import them as a composition so that the layers will remain separate from each other.
However whenever I try to do this, I go through the whole process- select the file, select composition, click OK,  it does nothing. The file does not appear anywhere in my project, it's as if I haven't done anything.

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After Effects :: Add A Second Composition To The Timeline?

Jun 21, 2013

I have a composition that I have duplicated and I want to switch out a music file from the copy and then render them both overnight. The timeline ( or whatever the thing is called where the time ruler thing is) only shows my original composition and i want to switch to the other so i can add the music file. How do i do this? i have tried dragging the copy next to the original comp.

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After Effects :: Previewing Composition In 3D?

Jan 27, 2014

I am making stereoscopic 3D videos with After Effects. Setting up the rig and rendering work fine, but sometimes the video's convergence is off and I need to make adjustments. I was wondering if there's a way to view the Composition with my 3D glasses before rendering. I'm using an Asus VG248QE monitor with an NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 glasses.

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After Effects :: Rendering Composition As PSD File?

Mar 14, 2013

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Jun 18, 2013

I'm scaling and repositioning my composition at several points. A curious thing keeps happening though. My composition is moving it's self in between all my points even when they are the same on both sides. I'll have two keyframes with exactly the same positions at different times and in between those exact same keyframes I'll have the composition moving... I have everything symetrical.

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After Effects :: Unable To Loop Composition?

Mar 31, 2013

i'm trying to loop my composition (72 frames) containing a moving object (a walking chicken, refer to printscreen)
i followed tutorial here [URL] ........
In short, i applied Layer > Time > Enable Time Remapping to my newly created Comp 2. Two key frames were created. I moved to the last frame, and then 1 keyframe backwards and created a new keyframe. Then on the very last keyframe i set the time to 0 and then deleted the penultimate frame (which i had just created). And then added Property > LoopOut(Type="Cycle", numKeyframes = 0)  to the layer i want to loop.
however, after applying LoopOut expression, i am no longer able to playback - when i pres Play to preview, the chicken stands still (meanwhile time indicator is moving continuously, indicating that playback is in action).
Thinking that i deleted wrong keyframe, i undid all changes and repeated all steps again but this time i deleted the very last frame and left the penultimate frame (and setting time to 0 ). It did not have any effect - chicken does not move, time indicator is moving/looping in the timeline.
using AE CS6 trial version, windows 7

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After Effects :: Holding Last Frame In Composition

Dec 6, 2013

I have read that you can use Time Remapping to hold the last frame of a png sequence so that you can create a pause between transitions, without importing the last frame or anything.
I have tried the technique described here >>URL.... but I think my workflow is in the way.
My entire animation (+/- 600 frames) has been rendered in 3D and imported as one sequence in AFX. I composite my highlights and shadows in a composition and called it Master. Then I made smaller compositions and placed the Master comp inside them and cut it up to size. I placed the separate sequences in a comp called Stage. So now I can just import one single sequence when I render again.
Now I am trying to let the last frame of the smaller sequences to hold for a few frames, before transitioning into the next. The Time Remapping just doesnt seem to work, because it is not holding anything when I move the last frame, it just shows the next part of the master animation.
Is there a way around this or do I need to import every sequence as a unique set?

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After Effects :: Composition Turning Invisible While Doing Anything

May 19, 2013

So I Installed After Effects CS6 today and I made a new composition to make an intro for a speech in school.I haven't even tried alot of tools yet but for example when I add a text and change the font size I only see the gray background and the rectangle the text is in. The black and the text in there disappears while changing the font size.Also when I use the rectangle tool to select the text, I can't see what I'm selecting because the same thing happens.

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After Effects :: Crashes When Click On Composition

Nov 6, 2013

I'm a fairly experienced user and have bought a template from one of the Royalty Free sites.However, as in the title, AE (CS5 and a CC trial) both crash when I go near some of the compositions. I say 'some' becasue it only seems to be a few that are problematic.I've downloaded the zip again and tried all sorts like renaming the project, emptying the cache, using the Collect Files option to try a new project and downloaded a CC trial but all the same.

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Aug 9, 2013

I'm creating a advertising video using a iPad tablet in the video. This iPad tablet rotates throughout the video with messages that popup on the ipad screen in different sections. As of right now I have 5 compositions within this iPad video. I created a 6th composition  and when I overlay it on top of my 5th  composition it would show up in the wrong spot. It either A: Only showed my 6th composition and not my 5th or B. Never shows my 6th  composition.

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After Effects :: File / Reload Composition Is Grayed Out

Feb 4, 2013

I used to be able to modify my ai file and simply replace the file or reload the footage or composition under the file menu in Aftereffects. Now that I am using CS6, no matter what I do, all of the options for replacing or reloading under File menu are grayed out.

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After Effects :: How To Paste Layers Into A Composition Without It Overlapping

Oct 18, 2013

I'm currently using a free typography template.
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I tried copying/pasting the layers into a pre-existing composition but the text overlaps with the other text layers.
I also tried to pre compose the layers and then copy/paste that into a composition but it also overlaps. Then I tried to drag it to the bottom and/or move the bar on the sequence but it won't appear when i play.

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After Effects :: Camera And Composition Linked Sizes?

Jun 21, 2013

Having trouble working with a large composition and camera work. The size is 11264 x 6928 and when I add in my camera it wants to be comp size. But the size I only want the camera to show is 1920 x 1080.
Is there anyway to edit or unlink the camera and composition sizes so that they are separate? I have tried editing the comp size , adding in a camera at that point and then resizing the comp, but the camera resizes with it!!!
At the moment my work around is having the cameras z position closer to the comp and having this large comp nested within a regular 1920 x 1080. This seems all a bit unnessary though.

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Aug 14, 2013

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After Effects :: Make Animation On Composition Appear In Different Times On Timeline?

Apr 30, 2013

I'm trying to make a mobile app overview and I want to add a little "tapping" animation a whole bunch of times for parts where a button is tapped and so forth. I made an animation of a circle scaling quickly to show the tapping.
The only way I can think of doing this is painstakingly mapping out its position keyframes for the different times in the timeline along with setting hundreds of keyframes for the scale. Is there a way I can just animate it once and then just insert it on various parts of the timeline?

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Dec 20, 2013

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Oct 26, 2013

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After Effects :: Ghost Image Appearing In Composition Background

Mar 15, 2013

I have an issue of a ghost image appearing in the composition background. I can't figure out how it got there or how to remove it. It's really annoyong as the image also appears in rendered videos.
This only seems to appear when my composition settings is set at 1024 x 576 px, which I must use for projects. If I increase the composition size by 1 pixel, the image disappears, change it back and it reappears.
note, that there is no files in my project and the image still appears.

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Mar 23, 2014

I have a sequence that has some video that I wanted to edit in After Effects. I right-clicked on the video in the sequence and selected "Replace with After Effects composition" and did my editing. It shows up in the sequence as Linked Comp 5 but Premiere will not or cannot load the media. Why is this and how can I fix it? I have already closed the program and rebooted to no effect.

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After Effects :: Show Layer In Timeline When Selected / Clicked On In Composition Window?

Aug 9, 2013

i would simply like to automatically have the layer shown in the timeline as soon as i select it in the composition window. Sometimes there are so many layer that i will have to look for it.  I know, i can just press p (for example) a few times and it will show.  But this could mess up what i have already opened in this layer.

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Jul 31, 2013

Live Composition Preview Window...Vector graphics are blurred even though I have the 'Continuously Rasterize' button selected. I’m using the latest After Effects and Illustrator. Other compositions within the same ae project are all 100%, then when I started another new composition, the graphics are blurred, making it incredibly difficult to work out what I’m animating as I need to zoom in and it blurs a lot. It is not a RAM issue with the MAC. was going great creating motion graphics, then all of a sudden his happens and I’ve tried everything.

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The best way to explain, is probably just say it shows up when you add "Time Remapping" to a layer.. Is there any way to show a time signature like this, without editing the layer?

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Feb 4, 2014

I am relatively new to After Effects CC and am using it to create a stop motion film with a large amount of photos.Usually, when importing the individual images into my composition panel, a sequence of editable rectangles appears in the composition panel allowing me to edit the frame length of the still photos.
After around 950 imported images, the little rectangles suddenly stopped showing up. But when looking at a preview of the project, it's as if the photos are in there, in the sequence they should be. I'm just unable to edit them like the previous ones with rectangles showing.
The area of issue is where you see the descending sequence of boxes in the comp panel. The red tracking bar is there to show that there are still photos continuing the sequence.

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Premiere Pro :: How To Import Composition Including Blending Modes

Mar 26, 2014

I have a lower thirds composition I want to import from After Effects CC into Premiere Pro CC. While I have no problem importing the composition, I do have a problem with Premiere Pro displaying properly the blending modes I set in AE.
I've tried every blending mode... (I read somewhere Premiere Pro is only compatible with some AE blending modes.)
What appears in Premiere is a completely flat composition.
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Jun 11, 2013

Is there a possibility to import .avi files into AE without converting them into an other file?

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Feb 5, 2014

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Aug 7, 2013

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After Effects :: Import From Illustrator With Layers In The Same Place?

Jan 4, 2014

when I import files from Illustrator, and import them as footage to preserve the layers, I get an object for every layer. However, when I move those layers into my comp, they are either moved by default into the center or wherever I drop them. How would I move them into the comp while preserving the position of the layers in my actual ai file?

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After Effects :: How To Import Shape Paths And Their Fills To Illustrator

Mar 27, 2014

i had imported a few hundred Illustrator paths to After Effects, then used "Create shapes from vector layer" to make them editable Shape layer paths to then run scripts that equalize the number of vertices on each path.
After this i thought via online tutorial that Edit > Edit Original.. would replace or update the originating paths to same number of vertices back in Illustrator, but this was proven wrong.
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Illustrator :: How To Export AI 5.1 Files To After Effects As Vectors

Mar 4, 2013

This may have a simple solution (and probably does), but I can't find it. What I'm trying to do is to import an AI 5.1 file into AE 5.5 as original vectors. I need to be able to scale up to about 12,000 percent and then back down to 100 percent for the effect of an extreme closeup being zoomed out of. The point of vectors, of course, is that you can do this without losing resolution... but no matter what I try, AI files keep being imported as raster files. When they're scaled up enough, the pixilation starts.

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Illustrator :: Portability Of Files Using Third-party Live Effects / Filters?

Jun 30, 2013

I'm using Phantasm in my Illustrator file to adjust colors. [URL] ....
I need to send my final files to a production house to get them printed. If they don't have Phantasm on their computers, are my color adjustments lost?
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