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Andrei Popa

I have started working in the motion graphic design in 2016 and i discovered i really like expressions. Currently aiming on a full time scripter job. I am married, have 2 beautiful kids and a lovely wife.
Member Since:
December 21st 2016
238 Posts
100 posts
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Cluj-Napoca
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Oleg Pirogov
Clamp position by comp percentage?
by Kieran Lefort 2 weeks ago
I swear I've seen this somewhere, but I'll be damned if I know what to Google. Let's say there's a 2D layer I want to be able to put anywhere in my comp, but at no point can it enter the top 10% of th
Re: Clamp position by comp percentage?
by Andrei Popa 1 week ago
The first one is a "ternary" operator. Check this page for some info. I don't really understand what you are after here. You have Layer A that sits on top. Layer B can increase in scale until touching
PingPong Loop not working
by Jacenty Klopotoski 2 weeks ago
I m trying to ping pong loop my the clip of a video in after effects. I time remapped the video, made a key dream right before the last keyframe, and then deleted the last keyframe. I added the expres
Re: PingPong Loop not working
by Andrei Popa 1 week ago
Try to copy-paste my code. And yes, there are different types of quotes. And lines. Most of the times i saw this with french keyboards. Andrei My Envato portfolio.
Auto-scale text depending upon text length
by Chris Brady 3 weeks ago
Hi all, Is there a way to auto-scale the text so it fits within a defined area of the composition, no matter the length of text. Example: The text 'John Smith' sits in the centre of the screen with a
Re: Auto-scale text depending upon text length
by Andrei Popa 3 weeks ago
Add this to scale: var padding = 500; value * (width-padding*2) sourceRectAtTime(time,false).width; To make sure the text stays in the middle, you could add this to the anchorPoint and then press ctrl
Slider Position snapping with Checkbox control
by Andy Seifried 3 weeks ago
Hey Gurus, I've got a couple of tasks I'd like to create an expression to for. I have a null object that my text layer is attached to. To control the null's position I have a slider for both x and y p
Re: Slider Position snapping with Checkbox control
by Andrei Popa 3 weeks ago
How do you choose the 4 positions By proximity You wish to activate deactivate this behaviour with your checkbox Andrei My Envato portfolio.
How can I get parameter from other ScriptUI?
by tolga burcak 3 weeks ago
Hello, I want to use same textbox value for 2 different Extendscript. Is there any way to get post value between multiple windows panels Thanks
Re: How can I get parameter from other ScriptUI?
by Andrei Popa 3 weeks ago
I think that if you define a global variable in one of your scripts, something like "var myText=UI.textbox.text"(i don't know if it will be the same for your UI), you can use it in the other. Just be
If / else - source text - Expression
by aniello ferrone 4 weeks ago
Hi guys, I need your help to write this if else expression: I want the opacity of a layer to be 0 when the characters of a text layer are equale to 0 (so there is no text written). Is it possible Than
Re: If / else - source text - Expression
by Andrei Popa 3 weeks ago
You could write it more beautiful like this: ((thisComp.layer("Text").text.sourceText =="") 0 : 100 Andrei My Envato portfolio.
Event listeners for dockable panels
by Chris Orcfilm 4 weeks ago
So, I have a dockable panel and I need to update a text field in it if the name of the project changes, such as from untitled to a saved filename or if opening a different project or opening a new pro
Re: Event listeners for dockable panels
by Andrei Popa 4 weeks ago
I think you need to add the event listener to your text field, not to the app. But I don't know of a way to make it listen the save of the project. Andrei My Envato portfolio.
Time remap keyframes loop, then continue
by Hiski Suomela 4 weeks ago
Hi! This might sound weird but I'll do my best to describe what I'm after. So, let's say I have a precomp which has many layers with keyframes in them (like a walk cycle of a character). That walk cyc
Re: Time remap keyframes loop, then continue
by Andrei Popa 4 weeks ago
It is possible but it is exponentially more difficult. You need to create some arrays of intervals and see in which interval the time fits. Then you need to see which time from the precomp you need to
File: Opacity shift project
by Andrei Popa 4 weeks ago
aep file A file in which there are some layerd that loose opacity one after another, at a given rate https: f1.creativecow.net 13739 opacity-shift-project
Re: Opacity shift project
by Andrei Popa 4 weeks ago
This has been way harder than i first imagined You need 3 sliders on your control layer: Forground layers, Duration and Number of layers. Add this expression to opacity to each of the layers: layersNu
Andrei Popa 7 months ago
Hello Oleg. I could not help but notice your skill in after effects scripting/expressions. Maybe you could give me your twitter/facebook. Maybe someday one of us may need the help from the other. Looking forward to hear from you. Andrei.
Oleg Pirogov 7 months ago
Hi Andrei, Thanks! Sure, feel free to message me: https: www.facebook.com elazar.pirogov I 'm open to collaboration. Best regards, Oleg.
What is faster? Time remapping or valueAtTime?
by Andrei Popa 8 months 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 Oleg Pirogov 8 months ago
So, I've made some trim path animation and two comps: Comp 1: valueAtTime(time-30) for trim path Comp 2: precomped the layer and shifted both Time Remaping keyframes 30 sec forward. Render time: Comp
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Adobe After Effects Expressions Forum
by Creative COW 3 years ago
https: forums.creativecow.net adobe_after_effects_expressions
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Control the speed
by Marius Ionasco 2 years ago
I have an optical flare that is moving according to a custom path. That path is looped out for extension. I must create a expression that would allow me to control the speed of the moving object. For
Re: Control the speed
by Andrei Popa 2 years ago
I don't know if what you want is possible through a simple expression. The problem is that expressions don't have memory. Once the timeline goes to the next frame, all that the expression calculated i
Changing the order of the properties using extendscript.
by Andrei Popa 2 years ago
Hi there folks. I am creating a project in which i try to make all the letters of the alphabet as shapes and reveal them using "Trim Paths". I did the create part and added the Trim Paths. The problem
Re: Changing the order of the properties using extendscript.
by Xavier Gomez 2 years ago
For properties, there is no moveBefore moveAfter method, it is: myProperty.moveTo(newPropertyIndex). var trimPaths = app.project.activeItem.layer(2)("Contents")("B")("Contents").addProperty("ADBE Vect
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Atom text editor for after effects scripting
by Andrei Popa 2 years ago
Hey guys. I lost quite some time trying to do this with no results whatsoever. Does anyone know how to configure the Atom text editor to run scripts for after effects. It looks and acts way way better
Re: Atom text editor for after effects scripting
by Andrew Hildebrand 2 years ago
There's actually a very useful package for this called Process-Palette (by morassman) that let's you run shell commands directly from Atom. And you can run Extendscripts directly from there. Same as h
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Elastic rope effect on a text
by Andrei Popa 2 years ago
Usually i do a lot of searching and trial and error when i encounter a problem but now i am a bit in a hurry. So some help would be great. I have a text and i need it to act like a rope that is pulled
Re: Elastic rope effect on a text
by Brendon Murphy 2 years ago
Couple ideas: -Draw a mask on your text layer - just a straight line as if you are underlining it. Make sure there's a point in the middle. Then choose the mask as your Path under "path options". You
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Liquid wipe content aware.
by Andrei Popa 2 years ago
I feel like i'm very close, yet i can't obtain what i am after. I am trying to do a liquid wipe over a picture, but i want it to somehow be content aware. I am using roughen edges over the liquid mask
Re: Liquid wipe content aware.
by Brendon Murphy 2 years ago
You might try dropping a CC Glass effect on your liquid, and then setting your footage as the bump map. Play with the "height" and "displacement" settings to make your water pool around the details in
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Shape layer Rectangle path time duration and size control by slider
by Arun Chaudhary 2 years ago
Hi all How to Shape layer Rectangle path time duration and size control by the sliders I'm using two sliders 1 for time duration and 1 for Percentage Value I use this expression but it is not work as
Re: Shape layer Rectangle path time duration and size control by slider
by Andrei Popa 2 years ago
I don't quite understand what you want to do, but i see this as potential problems: If you want your pink rectangle to grow with the keyframes, use this expression on the size of the rectangle m=thisC
Mask a solid?
by Alex Edbay 2 years ago
I'm creating an effect with a generated lightning in a solid. I have the original footage which is a lake and a tree. I want the lightning to go behind the tree. So I tried making the lightning effect
Re: Mask a solid?
by Andrei Popa 2 years ago
If you already created the mask path on the lightning layer, you could duplicate it, put the duplicate over the original(in the timeline), delete the lightning effect(only from the duplicate) and set
Looking for a position expression
by Adam Lewen 2 years ago
Hi there! I would like to have a null moving sliding a 2 layer GFX on the x <-- but each of the layers need to "seem" as if in a bit of a different depth. here is a great example of the look: http:
Re: Looking for a position expression
by Andrei Popa 2 years ago
To get started you can do this. Create a null. right click position- Separate dimensions. Animate the x. Then on the layers you separate dimensions also. Alt-click x position of the layer and pickwhip
Are there any plugins that can do a "writing" text effect automatically?
by David Ghast 9 years ago
I know it can be done with 'stroke' and bezier curves manually, but i have alot of text to do.
Re: Are there any plugins that can do a "writing" text effect automatically?
by Andrei Popa 2 years ago
I used this project from videohive. Really easy to use and solves a lot of time. https: videohive.net item animated-handwriting 19414022 s_rank=1
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