Each one of us have our own secrets and it’s seems like After Effects has too many. You can call it a secret or an easter egg, but the screaming goat sound is the weirdest thing I ever noticed in After Effects.

While working on a project, I accidentally pressed a combination of keys and my After Effects screamed ‘mehhhhhhhhhhh‘.

At first, I was surprised and thought it might be my browser, but after some research on online forums and Creative Cow, I came to know about this Easter Egg in After Effects.

Usually failed renders make After Effects bleat a goatish “maaah“.

But you can also hear it manually.

Shift-Click on the top of Effects window, just underneath where it says ‘Effects Controls: Layer Name’.

And you will hear a clear and loud goat sound.