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After Effects Tutorial | Export Videos Onto a Transparent Background

Learning how to export videos onto a transparent background in After Effects is an easy-to-learn technique, that allows motion graphics artists to overlay animated titles, lower thirds, and other graphics onto their videos.

Render Settings

  • Once you are happy with your animated graphic and are ready to export, go to File -> Export -> Add to Render Queue
  • Before clicking that Render button, open up the Output Module Settings.
  • Under Video Output, set your Channels to¬†RGB + Alpha and press OK.
  • Once you’re happy with your Output file name, click Render.

That’s it! You have now exported your animated graphic onto a transparent background.

For a more visual demonstration, watch the video below: