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April 2021 After Effects Community Recap

Adobe Employee ,
May 11, 2021 May 11, 2021

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Hi community!

Sorry for posting this late. I was out of the office due to illness. Let's take a look back at the community recap from April.

 

Community Highlight:

As always, I want to start by giving a shout-out to our community rockstars. In this month's edition, Jose Panadero is our shining star. Jose has been an active member of our community since 2019 and has contributed more than 1000 posts. He is also a member of our Adobe Community Professional (ACP) program.

 

Jose Panadero.jpgJose works as a freelance VFX artist, colorist, and trainer. He has been delivering training for Adobe and Apple since the year 2000. He is an Adobe Certified Instructor for After Effects since 2009 and also has trainer certifications for Apple Final Cut Pro 7/X and Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve.

 

He has worked as a demo artist for Adobe Systems Iberica between 1998 and 2008 (Adobe Spain & Portugal) demoing Adobe video apps (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Encore, and Audition). Right now he is collaborating with one of the leading training companies in Spain, Lightbox Academy, where he is directing Motion Graphics using After Effects and Cinema 4D as the main tools.

 

Jose has worked in advertising campaigns for Coca-Cola, Mercedes Benz, Nationwide, American Express, Hyundai, Chevrolet, Reebok, and eBay among others using After Effects and Mocha Pro for VFX and Motion Graphics. You can see some of his work on Vimeo. He also works as a post-production supervisor and technical advisor in Spain on numerous audiovisual projects. In addition to this, Jose has written some books about Final Cut Pro 7and After Effects in the past.

 

Jose, we want to thank you for your contribution! Keep up the great work 👏🏻

 

Top three troubleshooting topics from April:

1. For some users, the Selection tool shortcut (V) stopped working after the 18.1 update

This issue has been resolved in After Effects version 18.2.

 

2. Dynamic link between After Effects and Media Encoder is unreliable

Some users are unable to send their compositions to Media Encoder after updating to After Effects 18.0 and 18.1. Go through the steps given in this article and follow the next steps: How to fix dynamic link between After Effects and Media Encoder

 

3. Green frames in After Effects 18.0 and 18.1

Some of our users reported that H.264 (MP4) files imported in After Effects 18.0 and 18.1 have green frames. We're investigating the issue. Meanwhile, here is the workaround:

  • Go to Preferences > Import
  • Deselect "Enable hardware-accelerated decoding" under Video Footage
  • Then go to Preferences > Media & Disk Cache
  • Click "Empty Disk Cache" and "Clean Database & Cache"
  • Relaunch After Effects and import the files again

 

Tutorials from April:

1. Top 5 After Effects Tutorials for April 2021 by LiamCarlin

 

2. Creating a 3D Asteroid Belt using CC Particle World and C4D Lite by ShiveringCactus

 

3Motion Design Essentials - Part 1: Color Palettes by Mathias Moehl

 

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Crash, Dynamic link, Error or problem, FAQ, Freeze or hang, How to, Import and export, Performance, Preview, Resources, User interface or workspaces

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May 25, 2021 May 25, 2021

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I hope you are feeling better now. nice to have youback 🙂

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Yes, I'm feeling better, angie_taylor.

Good to be back!

 

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