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Alex Printz

Member Since:
May 29th 2018
62 Posts
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Minneapolis, MN
What is faster? Time remapping or valueAtTime?
by Andrei Popa 3 days ago
Hello there. I am trying to get a trim paths from a shape to start at a certain point. I have 2 keyframes for it, first at the start of the layer and the ther some time after. What method would use le
Re: What is faster? Time remapping or valueAtTime?
by Alex Printz 3 days ago
yes, time remapping will be faster as Oleg showed. It has to do with how expressions run and how after effects renders; every time an expression is calling another value outside of itself to come in,
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After Effects Sliders Expressions
by Mahmoud Awd 4 days ago
Hey, I wonder if there's any way to manipulate these sliders, When "A" = 50, And I wanna make "B" = 50 then "A" back to zero and so on with every single slider. plus, I wanna an expression to offset t
Re: After Effects Sliders Expressions
by Alex Printz 3 days ago
you cannot modify sliders through any code. You can write a script to create them (potentially remove them), but not update them. If you didn't care that the GUI didn't update though, you could write
Mechanical cam slot rotation - calculating pointOnPath distance to null point?
by George Umanov 6 days ago
Hey guys, I'm wondering if it's possible to use the function "pointOnPath" to find the point along a path that is closest to a specific null. My ultimate goal is to rotate a "cam-slotted plate" in suc
Re: Mechanical cam slot rotation - calculating pointOnPath distance to null point?
by Alex Printz 6 days ago
Sounds like a good challenge;lately I've been working with recursive searches and subdividing+calculating bezier curves so I might take a stab at this; but in the meantime, the shorthand would be to u
Ho to read layer name from slider control?
by Hadi Kot 6 days ago
Hi i want to read expression layer name from a slider controller, it try this but it din't help txt =effect("Slider Control")("Slider").value); thisComp.layer("index=txt").effect("TOP")("Checkbox"); s
Re: Ho to read layer name from slider control?
by Alex Printz 6 days ago
Try this: lay = effect("Slider Control")(1).value; layNam = String(lay.toFixed(0)); thisComp.layer(layNam).effect("TOP")(1); Alex Printz Mograph Designer
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Capture number of lines in Paragraph Text for expression
by Troy Poirier 3 weeks ago
I'm looking for a way to find the number of lines in a paragraph text box. The text is dynamically generated when I create a new composition or modify the composition name. It pulls the text from TSV
Re: Capture number of lines in Paragraph Text for expression
by Alex Printz 3 weeks ago
whoops, that: var t = thePathToTheTextObject; var h = 12; make this a size appropriate to the line height in pixels; can't pull dynamically from character panel; var n = t.sourceRecAtTime(time) h; n.t
Toggle layer's Opacity On/Off using a Checkbox
by Mervin James 4 weeks ago
So Im trying to turn a layer on and off using this well known expression, in After Effects 2019 and for the hell of it I dont know why it isnt working. It works fine in After Effects 2015 and 2018. So
Re: Toggle layer's Opacity On/Off using a Checkbox
by Alex Printz 4 weeks ago
could do it like a ternary operator as well: thisComp.layer("Adjustment Layer 1").effect("Checkbox Control")("Checkbox") == 1 100 : 0; Alex Printz Mograph Designer
Adding copyright text to a presets in the Effects Controls Panel
by Nawaz Alamgir 4 weeks ago
Hi I'm making a set of presets and I want to add some extra copyright info to show up in the effects panel. I know it can be done I have attached a picture from a preset i found. Just wanted to know i
Re: Adding copyright text to a presets in the Effects Controls Panel
by Alex Printz 4 weeks ago
I think it's technically a group without any contents and an extra xml property to darken the label name; the plugin 'pseudo effect maker' can help you. Alex Printz Mograph Designer
Looping a countdown with expressions only.
by Jesse Eslinger 3 months ago
Hi, I am a novice with expressions and can't come up with a solution for this countdown problem. I want to have a countdown that goes 9 to 0 and then resets at 9 and repeats countdown instead of going
Re: Looping a countdown with expressions only.
by Alex Printz 3 months ago
Try this: t = 9; t-= time%t; t.toFixed(0) Alex Printz Mograph Designer
Apply "posterizeTime()" on only one part of an expression
by Remi Monedi 3 months ago
Hi everyone, here again with probably an impossible question : I combined 2 expressions (loopOut and wiggle) and I'd like to apply the expression "posterizeTime()" only to the wiggle expression (this
Re: Apply "posterizeTime()" on only one part of an expression
by Alex Printz 3 months ago
yeah, all you have to do is declare the posterizeTime between the different calculations, and then recombine. This will wiggle the X position at comp framerate, and this will wiggle the Y at 1 per sec
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