Discussion on Painting Animator

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Nice.Is in my cart.

Thanks, that’s awesome! :)

Another new super project 5 STARS

Thank you very much! I’m happy you like it! :)

Awesome work, amazing effect!

Thank you! That’s very kind. :)

Marvel Studios are using such effect in the Infinity War Official Trailer :)

haha, they know what’s cool! ;)

That’s awesome work !

Thank you! :)

Hi. I bought this. I got message ‘After Effects: this project must be converted from version 9.0.3 (Windows). The original file will be unchanged.’ on After Effects CC 2018. Help me.

Hi there, and thank very much you for your purchase.

This is nothing to worry about. It only means that the file (the Painting Animator) was built with an earlier version of After Effects. So when opening this with a newer After Effects version it must be converted before you can use it. This is being done automatically, if you click ok or continue. The original file will still be there, so it will be “unchanged”.

Best Regards Anton

HI ! What a great plugin. Would be nice if the closeup squares can be rotated

Hi there and thank you for your nice words about our tool. :) There is a composition where you can create your own camera moves and closeups. It’s a 3D-camera so you can rotate it in all axes and get the exact move/closeup you need.

Wow ! What an amazing Project ! so beautiful !! and great to see this one in the “tools” section ahahah ! ;) (remember me ? Still hoping a solution will be find for the photo animator one lol :) ahah !).

Thank you very much for your kind words about our Painting Animator! I’m happy you like it! :) Yes, now I’m taking care in which category to upload. haha. Regarding the Photo Animator, I’m still on it and will write you as soon as I got any news.

Best Regards Anton

I love it! I am totally subscribing and sharing this with my team of essay writers at Thanks for posting!

Thank you very much! :)


so i can also take the picture of my house wall and then apply PAINTING ANIMATOR….can we do that?it will also look nice in my video…what u say?

Hi there,yes, of course you can take a picture of your wall and the picture will be drawn in such a style you can see in the preview video. But please be aware that it is no effect that will apply blood. The picture of the wall needs to contain the blood already and then you can reveal the picture. This is in regular mode. If you want the wall to be seen at all times and the blood should appear on the wall you can do the following: Take your wall picture as the canvas picture. Take a picture of the blood and trace it and create your tracing file. Then modify the blood picture so only the blood is visible and the rest is transparent. (a png file with alpha channel) The both blood pictures need to have the same resolution and the blood needs to be at the same position. Basically don’t change anything at the photo, only add transparency. Then you can import your trace file and the blood picture with alpha and place them in the correct compositions. Now the blood should be drawn on the wall. I hope that makes sense. :) Best Regards Anton

got it thnx>>>>


NickyE Purchased

Hi, I’ve just purchased your program and I look forward to using it, except when I click the Download button, it gives me a message saying the site couldn’t be reached and the IP address can’t be found. I cant’ download it!

Hi Nicky,

I’m sorry to hear you are having problems downloading. You mean downloading the trace file, right? Or are you having problems downloading the whole project from envato?

The browser tool is reliable on the browser it is opened with. We have tried many browsers and it should work with the current versions of: Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. If the download button does not work the first thing you could try is to right click on the funky, colorful looking picture and save this png file through the right click menu. If that does not work I would suggest to check if your browser is updated and if that is the case and it still does not work, please try one of the other browsers.

May I know which browser you are using? We try to make it as compatible with as many browsers as possible and knowing which browser and which version does not work might help us making the browser tool compatible with more browsers.

If you are still having problems after trying my suggestions, please contact me through our profile page, this way I get to know your email address and we can exchange screenshots.

I hope it’ll work soon. Have a nice day! :)

Best Regards Anton


insoos Purchased

I used adobe AE CC 2018 on mac. i have something problems, one thing is ‘This project contains an expression error: error 1 of 1’ in create_camera composition. and 26 :: 143 can not find source item for layer ID=xxxx will replace with a placeholder. what can do?

Hi there, I’m very sorry for the problems.

I haven’t heard from these errors before and I just looked into the project and couldn’t find something that might cause the problem (yet).

I did an online search for (26 :: 143) and at least one AE user had such a problem when he tried to open an AE project through a network connection. Do you have the project file and the “(footage)” folder saved on your local hard drive? If not, please try that. The project file and (footage) folder should be at the same location.

Regarding the expression error. There usually is more information, like on which layer and which line the error occurs. Do you have more information on that? With a different project I once had a problem, but only with Korean language set of AE. Apparently I used a character which was not available in the Korean language set. But since then I only try to use standard characters. But who knows, maybe this might be the problem. If you have more information like on which layer and line, that might help me find it.

Please write me through my profile page, this way we can exchange email addresses.

Thank you very much for your cooperation. I’m sure we will solve the problem.

Best Regards Anton


wradler Purchased

Hi, is this compatible with AE CC 2019?

Dear Wradler, thank you very much for your purchase. :)

I have just installed the newest AE version (Adobe calls it v16, I guess that is what is also called 2019) I did a couple of tests and everything seams to work perfectly. Please let me know if you have further questions or if problems do arise.

Best Regards Anton


loopcut Purchased

It’s the best plugin I have ever used in after effects. It’s efficient, fast and perfect!

Hi there,

thank you so much for this very positive feedback. We are very happy that you like our tool. :) Hope you will create many nice painting animations with it. Good luck with your projects and have a lot of fun using our Painting Animator! :)

Best Regards


Love this! I’m fairly new to AE so please accept my apology is this is a simple fix I’m missing. How do I condense the 2C (or 3C) animation from it’s set duration of about 25 seconds to 5 seconds?

Everything I’ve done so far has succeeded in cutting the animation to 5 seconds, but it’s missing the other movements. It hasn’t CONDENSED it…if that makes sense.

Maybe another way of asking: How do I speed up the animation to be completed in 5 seconds instead of 25?

Hi there,

thank you very much for your kind words about our Painting Animator. :)

The C2 and C3 animations are made for those specific durations. They where not ment to be altered in their durations. The “Create Camera” composition is made to set the duration of each animation individually. But you also have to create the camera movement yourself, which might be more complicated if you are new to AE as you say.

However there are of course other ways to alter the duration of the C2 and C3 animations. Basically you need to speed up the whole composition. You could drag the C2 or C3 composition onto the “create a new composition”-buttom. In there you could right-click on the layer and enable time>time stretch or add the Timewarp effect from the effects. But if you want to reduce everything to 5 seconds the camera movements and drawing animations will probably look too fast. So I would suggest a combination of speeding up the animation and also cut it. So if a camera move is 8 seconds long to speed up by 200% and then only take 2 seconds of the now 4 second long camera move. Hope that makes sense. And since these are adjustments made afterwards, you could also render the original compostions and do all this in an editing software like premiere.

I hope this is helpfull and you are able to create the animations you need. Feel free to contact me through my profile page if you need more help.

Best Regards



Hi, great tool, but i have a question

in your preview, there’s only widescreen

what about portrait and square picture?

square picture might still fit well in widescreen comp, but portrait picture will get cut a lot…

is there an option for square aspect ratio? since portrait picture still fit well in that, and you know, if i want to post to instagram they have option for square picture


Hi there,

thank you very much for your interest in our Painting Animator. :)

At this time there only is a widescreen mode (1920×1080). Of course you could make it work for your aspect ratios as well with a few tricks.

For portrait mode you could work with your picture 90 degrees rotated and at the end turn your widescreen video to be portrait mode. But the camera moves would be more vertical instead of horizontal.

And for a square picture you could place it in Photoshop within a widescreen frame so you have empty borders at the left and at the right. Then work as usual and finally in After Effects you then could place the regular render comp within a new created square comp and the left and right border will be cropped away.

You could also use the “create camera” comp and change the comp size (but it needs to be within the 1920×1080 limits) to your wishes and create the camera moves yourself.

Of course these are only work-arounds since it was not made for these aspect ratios. But we have it in mind and might create a special instagram version or update. But I can’t give any date at this time.

I hope this information helps.

Have a great weekend! :)

Best Regards Anton

i see, thanks for responding, please let me know when you do release a square version, this version kind of important for me… :)

ok, I will let you know! ;)

I absolutely love the plugin! Only problem is I can’t seem to change the camera angles. There’s one composition that shows you how to animate the camera movements but the sliders do not change anything when I move them. What am I missing? -Paul

Hey Paul, thank you very much for your kind words about our Painting Animator! :)

Unfortunately I am not quite sure what you mean. Are you talking about the “Create Camera” composition, where you can create your own camera moves? But there are no sliders for changing the camera. You have to create keyframes for your camera (click on the stop watch once to activate keyframes) like shown in the overview tutorial:

Or do you mean the “Output 3C” and “Output 2C” compositions? Here you can click on the “Choose your Moves” Layer and choose camera moves from the dropdown menus in the effect controls window:

If this doesn’t help please write me through my profile page with some more information and I’ll do my best to help:

Thank you and Best Regards Anton