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Explainer Video Toolkit 3 is the biggest and the most advanced template for explainer videos avaliable today. With explainer video toolkit 3 you can build unique, engaging and professional explainer videos for almost any kind of business. This new version is so easy to use, that majority of time you only need to drag and drop elements or animation presets into your scenes. Simple as that! You can have your video up and running within just a few minutes. Interesting fact is, that elements were built 100% in After Effects so you have full access to all layers, effects and you don’t need any other software to use the template. It has a clean trendy design so it is easy to find and buy more high quality graphics for your story from other artists! Explainer Video Toolkit 3 is easy to use even for beginners. Tutorial folder contains 18 short tutorials (average length 2m30s) which will teach you how to use every kind of elements. We have created 2 short explainer videos so you can see how amazing explainer video toolkit 3 is. PS. More short explainer videos and free updates are comming soon!

TECHNICAL DETAILS

  • 1000+ Elements!
  • 100% After Effects! Everything is customizable.
  • Helpful notes inside the template
  • 18 Short video tutorials (Average time 2m 30s)
  • Completly editable animations, style, timing and fonts
  • 100% Vector graphics (1080p or any higher resolution is possible)
  • Tested After Effects CS6, CC compability!

Music

Email us if you want to know more about voiceovers
Audio files are not included in the template however you can download them here:
  • Just Ad Ukulele!
  • Rock Incorporated
  • Happy Ukelele Folk
  • Ambient Lounge
  • Fashion
  • Ambient Lounge Deep House
  • Explainer

DUIK

This template woldn’t be possible without an awesome script for After Effects called DUIK. With duik you can rig your own characters, control your animations and much much more (learn more on official duik website). Big shout out to NICOLAS DUFRESNE! O:)

  • Download DUIK for free (Windows)
  • Download DUIK for free (Mac)

Fonts

We reccommend to download fonts used in the template from offficial google font sites:
  • Raleway
  • Amatic SC

27/03/2017 – Update 3.5

1. Added 4 new characters with 10 animations! -> Girl (Dancing, Hello, Standing) Boy (Dribbling, Hello Standing) Fat Man (Bossing, Standing) Fat Woman (Sad, Standing)
2. All characters also have a blank pose without any animation so you can create your own animations. And all fat and child characters are customizable!
3. You can preview new character animations at 3:40 in our main product video.

25/01/2017 – Update 3.4

1. EVT3 JSX Lib version of the template (workaround for AE RAM bug, new file structure, new character rig, faster preview).
2. New Tutorials for installing and using JSX Libary and Lip Sync.
3. Edited folder structure.

22/11/2016 – Update 3.2

1. Added HTML Catalogoue
2. Fixed Animation Presets

  • Robosiso

    2017-12-05 03:11:11
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    Hi. Is there a infant character?

  • Taerar

    2017-12-07 07:40:06
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    Ahoj Robosiso, Postavy babetok v EVT3 niesu, tie by ste si museli vytvorit samy upravami existujucich postav alebo vytvorit od zacaiatku - (kedze pri zmenseni character rigu do velkosti babetka pravdepodobne sposobi zvlastny vzhlad koncatin.) . Cize zalezi na tom kolko mate skusenosti v AE. Najmladsie postavy v EVT3 su cca 10 rocni chlapec a dieva : https://i.imgur.com/GpegsH3.png

  • Robosiso

    2017-12-07 20:19:32
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    Ahoj slovacisko Ja som tiez zo Slovenska akurat pobyvam v Prahe. :) Diky za reakciu. To miminko by som mohol zvladnut. Mal by som na teba este jeden dotaz. Docital som sa hore par komentarov, ze sa stazuju na rychlost a ty im odporucas ten JSX format. Nechapem ale ako to vlastne funguje potom? Mozes mi to len nejak v kratkosti objasnit? "Vysomarim"sa z toho? :) Az dostanem potvrdenie od klienta, tak do toho urcite pojdem. Je to skvela praca. +1

  • Taerar

    2017-12-08 10:32:03
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    Jasne ;) JSX verzia je cely template rozdeleny do malych casti 1 prvok = 1 script (javascript). Takze nenacitavas cely template ale iba casti ktore potrebujes. To ale nikto nevidi lebo vsetko co staci spravit je otvorit si special EVT3 panel odkial si uz vyberas to co potrebujes a ono sa ti to same hadze do project panelu. Funguje to tak ze .aep subor mas napr 1 000 000 riadkov kodu ktory program precita naraz a podla toho ti nahadze vsetky prvky ako auto, strom, postava - do project panelu. JSX nacita iba tu cast projektu ktoru zvolis cize menej riadkov kodu a rychlejsie pracovanie. Plus character rig je pozmeneny aby bol rychlejsi takze inak sa ovlada ale je rovnako flexibilny a vsetky prvky su tam rovnake. JSX a original .aep mozes kombinovat. Na to je tam este jedna sekcia "single files" co je vlastne originalny velky projekt rozdeleny na jednotlive male .aep aby sa to dalo lahsie kombinovat. Jednoducho je tam viac verzii pre kazdy pripad aby to bolo co najpruznejsie.

  • Robosiso

    2017-12-09 03:45:16
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    super, diky. :)

  • ChasinVentures

    2017-08-03 02:30:45
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    Does this come with the sound effects? I know the tracks are not included, but for example when the bubbles pop and make a noise, are those built in?

  • Taerar

    2017-08-03 19:31:07
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    Hi matesonmain, Nope, sfx are not our product so they can't be sold with EVT3 however you can purchase the sfx at motionsound.io I saw also some good less pricey explainer video sfx packs on audiojungle

  • hecubus70

    2017-08-29 08:54:48
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    Can you make the characters sit cross legged?

  • Taerar

    2017-08-30 04:39:33
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    Yeah, Here are two examples of sitting cross legged: http://i.imgur.com/yVZ9Yeq.gif http://i.imgur.com/67CGMkL.gif If you need something special then you can always break the expressions applied on legs body parts and animate/position them according to your needs. Turning off expressions wont affect anything else so you don't have to worry. Each leg is composed from "tigh, calf and shoe"shape layers (no compositions) so you have a lot of options how to adjust them.

  • hecubus70

    2017-08-30 04:53:07
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    thank you for your response!

  • Suyuchi

    2018-01-02 12:11:10
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    Hi. I bought your product. Wondering how can I put the character in front and with the background behind? I tried to copy the character elements above the background area but I don't see my character combine with background. Is there a tutorial in your folder? Thanks!

  • Suyuchi

    2018-01-04 09:56:44
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    No replies AT ALL.... I need someone to answer my questions.... THE AUTHOR.

  • Taerar

    2018-01-04 11:13:01
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    Hi there, Sorry for slower response time, it is holiday seasson in europe. Tutorial "02 Composing Scenes"is showing exactly what are you looking for. It is simple, You have a Main Composition, and there you drop other compositions like (background, character, typography, etc.). Top layers always shows over the layers below them, simple. Also I would recommend you to learn some basics of AE at first since this template might be overhelming for complete newbies ;) (search something like "Basic tutorial After effects" on vimeo or youtube.

  • newborn12

    2016-11-18 03:28:32
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    Hi, The characters Rig are pretty slow in AE CC17, do you think it's a problem with the new version of After Effects, or it is because of the complex scripts ? Thanks.

  • Taerar

    2016-11-18 04:45:48
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    Hi there, Thank you for purchasing newborn12! The character rig is so huge and versatile that we pushed the template to the After Effects limits and unfortunatelly there had to be made a compromise between speed and features. Every pro template of this kind faces the same problem and after 3 years of experience with rigging characters we've found at least a way how to have faster character rig than other templates. Anyway there are ways how to increase workflow speed. 1. It's common to preview scenes in quarter or half resolution 2. If you use many characters in one composition, use "solo visibility" to see only layers which you currently need i.e. -> you can solo visibility of one element so your computer doesn't have to deal with all othere elements. 3. If you're 100% decided which character style you are going to use, you can go to character animation -> body layer -> shape layers -> and delete all shape layers which are not going to be used. (i.e. If you use character body style #15, you can delete all other body shapes 1-14, 16-38) This is a little bit of extra work but will increase the speed significantly. (if you need your AE to be even faster, you can delete shapes for hair, legs, and arms too. ) 4. Next week we plan to release an update where will be a character with only one style. (so it will be really fast, however you will have to copy and paste the styles from other compositions. As I said, we're searching for balance between speed and features, because we're already on the edge of what AE can do.) Feedback by AE comunity on AE CC2017 is not good because its slow again. If you have the option, my recommendation is to use AE CC 2014 where you still have control over Multiprocessing.

  • pennymedia

    2016-11-20 18:22:23
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    Hi Taerar, I have used EVT2 and now bought EVT3 I have to say really nice work. The new character customization is great and really easy. Please make PDF catalog for the EVT3 also after download I am unable to find the 41 Animation Presets and where can I find the music, sfx, vo research?

  • Taerar

    2016-11-21 18:55:51
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    Hi pennymedia. Thank you for purchasing! You can download Free HTML Catalogue on the item description page. Regarding Animation presets, you have to copy the EVT3 presets foder to > Documents>Adobe>Adobe (version)>User presets and then they will appear in after effects in " Effects and presets window" You can watch " 04 Animation Presets " tutorial for this. As stated in the item description, the musix, sfx and vo is not included, because this template can not resell work of oter people. You can find links for music in the item description and purchase the tracks if you like ;) Article about voiceover will be released today and tomorrow. And later will come also blog article about SFX.

  • pennymedia

    2016-11-22 15:23:50
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    Hi again, the EVT3 presets folder is not available in the downloaded zip you should take a look also can you provide the sounds sfx not the music.

  • Taerar

    2016-11-22 21:06:47
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    Hi pennymedia, Please check your email. This issue is now solved and I've sent you also more details about sfx licensing.

  • cherylolwell

    2016-11-30 08:48:14
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    where do I find the following? If you’re 100% decided which character style you are going to use, you can go to character animation -> body layer -> shape layers -> and delete all shape layers which are not going to be used. (i.e. If you use character body style #15, you can delete all other body shapes 1-14, 16-38) This is a little bit of extra work but will increase the speed significantly. (if you need your AE to be even faster, you can delete shapes for hair, legs, and arms too. )

  • Taerar

    2016-12-01 21:25:48
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    For example: Go to ani character animation (_Character Blank); -> click on " Shy" icon on timeline to reveal all hidden layers. -> select " Body" layer -> click on "contents" (this will reveal 38 shape layers) -> and here you can delete those styles which are not used. Please contact me via email so I could give you more detailed instructions with screenshots and also for faster reply ;)

  • Calico_Design

    2016-12-17 06:07:26
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    Hi! The Characters file is very big to open. My PC has only 4GB ram. Can you please upload it in 2 or 3 parts?

  • Taerar

    2016-12-17 20:02:58
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    Hi Calico, Of course, please shoot me an email via profile page so I can send you private link for the files. I'm afraid that 4gb ram wont be enough to run the template smoothly even if you open the tenplate. Anyway, send me the email and I'll let you know all the options we have ;) cheers!

  • badweasel

    2017-02-15 09:50:15
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    Great product by the way. I love what I WILL BE able to do with it, but I think there will be quite a learning curve. I tried using the Main Library file and even with my 5k iMac and 32GB ram it can't handle it. (I'm still running CC 2015.3) So I've switched to the JSX Script. But I've run in to an issue. New project file, double clicked on a character animation and all the layers say "Null...". None of them are renamed to be whatever they are. So like the "CUSTOMIZATION" layer is "Null 35". It seems like it's still going to work even though all the expressions say stuff like "if(thisComp.layer("CUSTOMIZATION")" But it increases the difficulty level by a lot because I have to explore tons of layers to figure out what is what. Any ideas how to fix this?

  • badweasel

    2017-02-15 16:24:35
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    Actually, when I added a new null to the comp it fixed all the layer names. This is an AE bug I've seen before. I added a null to control rotation of the eyebrows. My video needs more negative emotions like anger, frustration and sadness and most of your emotions are more on the happy end of the scale. So now I can easily rotate the eyebrows to make them angry. But I have a new question. How to I increase the size of one of your comps? For example, I'm using "character scratching head" and have customized the character to be a female. But now I need to be able to zoom in to her face also. So I need the comp to be double or triple the size so when I drop it in my comp over the background it will hold up to being zoomed in on. Is there a simple single parameter to change the size of the whole character? I tried changing the comp size and/or the scale on the hips but that makes the legs wig out because of the IK. Also.. are you available for hire right now? I might need some help getting this project done over the next few weeks to month. Do you have access to my email address? If so email me. If not reply here and I'll post it for you.

  • badweasel

    2017-02-15 16:59:28
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    Once again solved my own problem. To help others the answer is in his tutorial #3 on camera setup. In there he shows how to use continuous rastering.

  • Taerar

    2017-02-15 21:50:29
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    Hi badweasel, thanks for your purchase and I'm glad you've found solutions. Sorry for late reply you catched the time when I don't work and sleep ;) Yes continuous rasterizing is the key. That's the propper way to scale the characters or any object infinitely. Regarding the layer names, it is not an ae bug but just a way how the AE works. Usually after effects shows "Source names" but if you click on in the timeline on the "Source name" text it will change to "Layer name" so you'll be able to see how are the layers named regardless of their source name and without need of adding new nulls :)

  • badweasel

    2017-02-16 06:43:26
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    Thanks. You didn't reply to my other question yet. Are you available for freelance work at all this month? And if so how do we get ahold of each other?

  • Taerar

    2017-02-16 08:20:52
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    Currently I'm available only for work on some of custom explainer videos designed from scratch. No customizations of templates for now. I think upwork.com might be a good place to find some skilful guys for AE templates customizatinos.

  • badweasel

    2017-02-16 08:38:26
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    Well I have about 45 minutes of explainer video work that needs to be done. It's all for a single training video. So it all needs to have a consistent look. I'm using this toolkit to do it. I'm not really needing template customization but am looking to farm out sections to someone. Can we discuss offline to see if it's something that works for you?

  • Taerar

    2017-02-16 09:16:59
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    Sure, since i'm not a native english speaker it would be easier for me to discuss it online, via email for example. You can email me via profile page https://videohive.net/user/taerar I appreciate your offer and even through usually I don't work on similar projects, feel free to email me details about your project and who knows, maybe we will agree on something or at least I'll try to help you to find the right people :)

  • Promoc

    2017-02-11 17:15:57
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    Hi! this producto comes with auto lipsync?

  • Taerar

    2017-02-12 03:42:37
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    Hi Promoc, No. You have to animate the lips manually but it's quick. Here is a tutorial where you can take a look on Lip Sync https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKL3iBn4oIw&list=PLU9kseFH_-G-Ka7NbG_3V1K-tj4KLzIvZ&index=19&t=10s

  • ImCreativeBrains

    2018-01-08 21:03:51
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    Hey @Taerar, I have been trying to recreate video 1 and video 2 from the demo video to practice working with toolkit. However, It is getting difficult to look for all elements. Can you share a list of elements you used in those 2 videos. It would be even better if you could share a screencast of how those 2 videos were created? It will help me understand the process flow even better.

  • Taerar

    2018-01-13 00:14:57
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    Source files for demo video 1 and 2 are included in the main folder. So you can take a look on the originals and chcek which elements you need. Also please check video tutorials which explains a lot about how to use the template and how to build nice compositions. Cheers!

  • thenabeelkhan

    2018-05-09 03:57:09
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    Using EVT3 Position In for a text layer or image give me following error: Expression disabled. Error at line 2 in property of layer 2..... effect named 'Position Spring' is missing or does not exists... Can you please help me sorting this issue out?

  • thenabeelkhan

    2018-05-10 01:47:37
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    Tried again and the results is same, Duik spring is working fine

  • thenabeelkhan

    2018-05-10 17:53:38
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    Any update on the error and how to fix it?

  • Taerar

    2018-05-10 18:16:03
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    Hi there, I've noticed that we overlooked something in this particular effect so you can download a fixed version on google drive and replace the old one: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzbSqsud2Lm8cThDcmFncTZ1SXZIN1dQVlZQT0RGbTdEOGtZ - Or you can repair the effects by yourselfs with these instructions: https://i.imgur.com/i9sOZf9.png

  • thenabeelkhan

    2018-05-11 12:49:01
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    Thank you, it works great!

  • Grubenglueck

    2018-08-28 20:00:41
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    Hey Taerer, I purchase your Toolkit and its awesome. But if i want to customize the characters after effects shows me all the layer (with all different heads etc.) i thought that i can get a normal person, or is it a software fail?

  • Taerar

    2018-08-29 00:15:02
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    Hi Grubenglueck, It's hard to tell without a screenshot, everything should look like in the video tutorials about customization, if anything looks different, then tehre is some bug. Most often bug is caused if users try to run the template on After Effects in different language than English. If you use AE in other language than english please swith you AE to enligh language. If this is not the problem, please send me a screenshot via contact form at profile page: https://videohive.net/user/taerar Thank you. "AE says we have expressions problems and display dozens of errors. As it is stated in item description the project is not “expression universalized ” what means that expressions won’t work in other languages than English. ( unfortunatelly such complicated scripts are not possible to universalize by AE script.) So if you’re using French, German, Spannish or any version of AE other than English switch your AE to English version for a while (you can watch a quick tutorial on how to change languege here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3anxnZsddk )."

  • clickonf5

    2017-11-16 21:28:58
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    Hello again, I want the side angle and back of the character how can I rotate it?

  • Taerar

    2017-11-19 07:05:12
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    Hi clickonf5, Back view is quit simple to make. 1.press shy icon to reveal all layers, 2. Turn off visibility of eyes layers, 3. Customize body and hair layers so it will look like a body from back view 4. Switch Neck and Body layers so the Neck layer will be under body layer. see reference image: https://i.imgur.com/MMM865b.png Regarding the side angle you can use similar technique but you'll have to do more manual adjustments to Arms and legs position and also body. There is no pre-made way how to do side angle with EVT3.

  • lebanj12

    2017-12-20 05:46:22
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    Today I purchase your toolkit. When I try to open downloaded package I get an error: After Effects error: strange situation [0/2]. Looks like my computer is not good enough to import the whole package. I would like to return the toolkit. Is it possible to get a refund?

  • Taerar

    2017-12-20 11:35:08
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    Hi there, What are your system specs (Ram, OS...) and AE version? This error should not be related to the template. Try to re-download the file again or according to this forum post ( https://forums.envato.com/t/need-help-with-ae-error-messages/75862/6 ) there might be a problem with your AE instalation. If the problem presists please email us via profile page regarding the refund. https://videohive.net/user/taerar

  • casvar

    2017-05-07 04:48:38
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    Hi! Liking this new version very much. It works smother, I installed the Duik software, and I have been using this great. I have AF CS6, 32 RAM, SSD, iCore7. But it will not render. It will stop at around second 4 or video and the suddenly stops. No error no nothing. Just stops. I havent been able to render any video. But trust I will. Can you help me please?

  • Taerar

    2017-05-08 19:21:14
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    Hi Casvar, It looks like it could be because of your cache. Go to Edit > Preferences > media and disk Cache > Enable Disk Cache > set around 50 GB cache on your primary disk ( no external hdd or ssd). And also ensure you have enough free space on youd hard drive ;)

  • casvar

    2017-05-08 22:50:45
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    Thank you! I have 60GB os Disk Cache, and it is a local ssd. It fails at sec. 03.22 Have plenty of local space. Any clues?

  • Taerar

    2017-05-09 06:54:07
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    Something else is probably not set properly. Anyway tips in the second section of this articles should help: https://www.rocketstock.com/blog/3-common-after-effects-errors-and-how-to-fix-them/ If this wont help either, try to render the video as PNG sequence at first, and then make video from the PNG sequence in the second round of rendering.

  • casvar

    2017-05-09 07:19:34
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    Thank you, I followed the steps that you recommend in the link but still no working. I was also trying to export in several formats and still the same. Even render a PNG Sequence does the same. (Without audio) I tryed, .Mov, .MP4,.AVI, and PNG Sequence. Any other guess? I got Windows 10, AF CS6 in English, A good machine. Strange. I can render a lot of templates. Never had this issue before. I would appreciate any other recomendations to make it work. Best regards,

  • casvar

    2017-05-09 07:21:38
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    I just tryed in another computer, but does exaclty the same. 16GB or RAM. Alienware. iCore 7

  • casvar

    2017-05-10 04:18:17
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    Hello, I managed to start rendering with Adobe Media Encoder, and it last longer but does the same. Here I got this error: - Encoding Time: 00:35:22 05/09/2017 01:16:23 PM : Encoding Failed ------------------------------------------------------- Export Error Error compiling movie. Unknown error. -------------------------------------------------------

  • Taerar

    2017-05-10 06:04:57
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    Well I've never met with this bug before so probably it is because of something you used in your project. In this article might be a solution: https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements/kb/error-error-compiling-movie-render.html it says: "This type of error is commonly caused by a particular clip in your project. Using footage that is different from most of your clips (for example, from a different camera, different format, different codec, different frame size, different frame rate), could be the source of the issue." If this wont help. please collect the source files, zip them and sed it over to my email so I can check whats'wrong. You can email me via profile page.

  • casvar

    2017-05-10 23:01:56
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    Thank you. Well in fact, I just created a new composition, with some different premade comps, and does work, But with some, like the christmas one, has a problem rendering, but all others are great. Im really interested in working with with your template, you have done a great work. Still have to figure out how to fix the render issue, but you are great. I also have the version 2 template. I will be waiting for a 3.6, o 3.7 realease so I can render smoothly.

  • ChasinVentures

    2017-08-03 02:30:42
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    Does this come with the sound effects? I know the tracks are not included, but for example when the bubbles pop and make a noise, are those built in?

  • MalotaStudio

    2017-09-07 10:01:25
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    Hi, I want to buy this template. I read the description and I know there are bugs for Mac User. I am using Mac with 16 GB RAM. Is it possible to use this template without the bugs in there?

  • Taerar

    2017-09-07 21:21:23
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    Hi MalotaStudio, Yes! Only some Mac users have the ram bug which comes from After Effects and not from the template itself. Anyway we made a workaround for the bug (the JSX version) which works well and we don't have any issues with this updated version ;)

  • maizza901

    2016-12-14 19:52:20
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    Hi can this work in cs5.5?

  • Taerar

    2016-12-15 04:32:07
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    Hi Maizza, nope - only CS6 and any newer. I recommend CC 2015 (13.8) or CS6

  • maizza901

    2016-12-15 17:09:58
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    Thank you need to upgrade before I buy it.

  • AhmedIbrahim2

    2017-02-04 09:30:37
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    your toolkit looks great , but why it doesn't include pre made stories ?

  • Taerar

    2017-02-04 10:23:21
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    Thanks. Both pre-made stories are included. :)