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Making Changes

Jul 10, 2013 11:44 PM

Whenever I import a file.  I drag it to composition and it appears, but I can’t make changes even when I double click on it.  How do you import a file to make changes?

 
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    Jul 14, 2013 6:31 PM   in reply to xrayspex154

    What kinds of changes are you trying to make?

     

    It seems that you are very new to After Effects. I recommend that you work your way through the getting-started materials here:

    http://blogs.adobe.com/aftereffects/2010/01/getting-started-with-after -eff.html

     
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    Jul 15, 2013 1:53 AM   in reply to Todd_Kopriva

    I couldn't paint or clone at first, but I was able to use the paint brush and clone tool by getting a new composition and then double clicking on it, but when rendering the AVI file back to AVI the changes flicker and the file looks very different, unnatural.  Therefore, it is awful.  Plus, I have movement so changes have to be made every frame to remove equipment so the program is useless, but thanks.

     
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    Jul 15, 2013 5:38 AM   in reply to Jazzbutcher

    What you are trying to do takes a lot of practice and experience. "The program is useless" only to someone unwilling to take the time to master it.

     
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    Jul 15, 2013 8:26 PM   in reply to Rick Gerard

    Here is a clip: www.specializedvideos.com/grant/chelseafix2.avi  Download it and remove the equipment pole as I did and render the fixed file achieving the exact same quality as the original AVI file, as I couldn’t, and show me Adobe After Effects is useful.

     
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    Jul 15, 2013 8:38 PM   in reply to Jazzbutcher

    Did you ever see a feature film with special effects? You've probably seen After Effects in action.

     

    Read this article: http://www.adobe.com/motion/aviator.html

     

    That's just one of many. I'm not going to do your work for you. Besides, your link is no good. I've been producing effects including removing unwanted items from a shot and replacing backgrounds with AE for 20 years. You can't learn AE in 5 minutes. You've got to practice.

     
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    Jul 15, 2013 11:24 PM   in reply to Rick Gerard

    [post removed]

     

    Message was edited by: Pat Willener

     
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