Graham Quince After Effects Browser Comp Video Tutorial

Display a web page in After Effects

This tutorial shares several different ways to show internet pages in Adobe After Effects. This video covers a frequent problem many AE artists struggle with, namely what is the best way to show a webpage in your compositions. I share a free (but good) screen recorder and then show you an extension for Google Chrome is takes a screenshot of an entire webpage. Next I recreate a Windows desktop and Chrome browser in a pre-comp. Finally, I use a simple expression to change an animated mouse pointer as it moves over clickable regions.

AE cannot render HTML, so you cannot link in a live webpage, but using the comp in the project, you can recreate the look of Google Chrome in Windows 10 with a mouse pointer which changes shape when it moves over a target. To do this, I’ll show you how to achieve simple collision detection using Shape layers and the expression: sampleImage.

Some contents or functionalities here are not available due to your cookie preferences!

This happens because the functionality/content marked as “Google Youtube” uses cookies that you choosed to keep disabled. In order to view this content or use this functionality, please enable cookies: click here to open your cookie preferences.


Links mentioned:Flashback Recorder Express:…​Device Frames:​GoFullPage:​FontAwesome:

Expression used:regular = “”;clicky = “”;target = effect(“Target Layer”)(“Layer”);pointer = transform.position;alpha = target.sampleImage(pointer,[1,1])[0];if (alpha > 0) { clicky;} else { regular;}
Project download:


We use anonymous cookies to give you the best experience we can.
Our Privacy policy | GDPR Policy