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May 2021 After Effects Community Recap

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Jun 02, 2021 Jun 02, 2021

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Hey friends,

Welcome to the May edition of our community recap. I hope you're all safe and doing well. 

 

Community Highlight:

This month, we want you to familiarize yourselves with one of our most helpful community members — Ossama Kotaich aka Oussk. Ossama has been an After Effects ACP (Adobe Community Professional) since 2017 and has more than 1300 posts and 450 👍🏻 to his name. He says that he really enjoys helping the community in fixing their issues, understanding and learning After Effects.

 

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Ossama (Oussk) is a motion designer and his experience ranges from creative directing at advertising agencies and design studios of varied scales to owning and managing his own design firm.


He started his career as a Graphic Designer in 2004 and slowly moved to motion graphics and became a freelancer and Content Producer in selling After Effects templates in 2009. He is now a featured Envato Elite Author (LV 9) with more than 16K sales. He sells his After Effects templates and MOGRT packs on different marketplaces such as Adobe Stock, VideoHive, Motion Array, Envato Elements, and more.


These days, he has a full-time job as a Motion Graphics Manager at Majid Al Futtaim Leisure and Entertainment — UAE, where he is directing the Motion Graphics team and managing all the motion graphics tasks for top entertainment brands in the MENA region. Some of his clients include VOX Cinemas, Ski Dubai, iFly, Magic Planet, Little Explorers, and many more.


Ossama's VideoHive profile

His personal website


On behalf of the After Effects community, we want to thank Ossama for his contribution.

 

Top three troubleshooting topics from May:

1. "Invalid Menu Operation" when using After Effects

Many users have shared the following workarounds:

  • Reset After Effects preferences
  • Disconnect and reconnect the internet
  • Set up an inbound rule for After Effects in the Windows Firewall

 

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.x. 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. Color shift when importing MXF files in After Effects 18.1

  • This issue has been fixed in After Effects 18.2

 

Featured tutorials from May:

1. New Mini-Tutorial series by Mathias Moehl

 

2. Top 5 After Effects Tutorials for May 2021 by LiamCarlin

 

3. Tutorial: Wrapping Text around a circle and centering it correctly by ShiveringCactus

 

Previous editions of our community recap:

 
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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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Fix Rotoscope after 18.1 its broken, it also randomly deletes the first frame of your composition after roto freeze.....Very annoying. Also Make after effects use all of our CPU cores thanks.

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