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.