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Purple Haze: AE Project File
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Project file from the “Unreal Effects in AE with CC Time Blend FX” tutorial.

Skip the build and get right into the magic of the “Secret Effect of After Effects” (Time Blend FX) by loading up the project file from the tutorial.

Important: I’ll include the basic instructions below, but you probably will want to watch the tutorial to understand the unusual work flow of Time Blend FX.

Also – because it’s no longer technically supported by After Effects, the Time Blend FX effect can be tricky to harness. I’ve posted the project file here for free as a courtesy, but please understand I can’t guarantee or provide support for Time Blend FX 🙂


Since Time Blend FX is no longer an officially supported effect in After Effects, it can be tricky getting it to function properly.

The key to success is to make sure each frame gets rendered in sequence, starting at the beginning of the timeline, with no cached frames (green dots on the timeline). In other words, you need After Effects to render like it’s 2012.

After Effects Settings:

  • In Composition>Preview, be sure to uncheck Cache Frames When Idle
  • In Preferences>Memory & Performance, turn off Multi-Frame Rendering

Preview and Render:

  • Move the played to the beginning of the timeline, then open the Large Haze Composition, and use Edit>Purge All Memory and Disk Cache
  • Start a Preview
  • Repeat for the Medium Haze and Small Haze Compositions to get all 3 compositions in RAM memory.
  • In the the COMPOSITE composition, the sequence should now render with three distinct Time Blend FX styles layered together.

*If there’s a jittery effect, or frames seem to be out of sequence, it means Time Blend FX is not caching or rendering frames in direct order (frame 1, frame 2, frame 3, etc)

*With After Effects being updated regularly, it’s difficult to know what settings might be necessary for the effect to render correctly. Experiment with settings, keeping the goal in mind that the program needs to render frames in exact sequence with no cached frames

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