How To Export On Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects is an exceptionally powerful software that enables you to produce impressive visual effects and motion graphics. Exporting your project is a crucial stage in the process, and it can be challenging if you are not familiar with the steps. Fortunately, this guide will help you master the process like a professional.

Step 1: Save Your Project

Before you export anything, it’s essential to save your project. You can do this by navigating to the ‘File’ menu and then selecting ‘Save’ or ‘Save As’. This will ensure that you have a version of your project to return to if anything goes wrong during the export process.

Step 2: Set Up Your Composition

Next, you need to set up the composition that you want to export. This step will depend on what you have created in After Effects. Make sure that the composition you want to export is selected in the Project Panel.

Step 3: Add to Render Queue

To start the export process, go to the ‘Composition’ menu and select ‘Add to Render Queue’. This will open the Render Queue tab in your workspace.

Step 4: Set Your Export Settings

Now, you need to set your export settings. In the Render Queue tab, you will see a section called ‘Output Module’. Click on the text next to it (it should say ‘Lossless’ by default) to open the Output Module Settings.
Here, you can choose the format for your export, the compression settings, and more. For most people, the default settings will be fine, but feel free to tweak them to suit your needs.

Step 5: Set Your Output Destination

Next to ‘Output To’ in the Render Queue, click on the text (it will likely say ‘Not yet specified’). This will open a dialog box where you can choose where you want your exported file to be saved.

Step 6: Render

Now you’re ready to export! Simply press the ‘Render’ button at the top right of the Render Queue panel. After Effects will now render out your composition.

It’s worth noting that rendering can take a while, especially for more complex projects. Don’t worry if it’s not instantaneous – this is perfectly normal.

And there you have it! You’ve successfully exported a project in Adobe After Effects. Now you can share, upload or use your video in any way you please!