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Andrei Popa

Started motion graphics in 2016. Script/expression oriented. After Effects automation expert.
Member Since:
December 21st 2016
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Location:
Cluj-Napoca
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Using Expressions to get automate animations
by Sten Ritterfeld 1 month ago
Hi all, I have about 20 videos that each complete a step in a progress tracker. The videos are in Premiere Pro, the progress tracker is an AE file I connect using dynamic link. Since the progress trac
Re: Using Expressions to get automate animations
by Andrei Popa 1 month ago
This is a very nice introductory video for master properties and how to use them. https: www.youtube.com watch v=Wz_YM0l6AFo Andrei My Envato portfolio.
an expression to animate x position of a text layer
by ahmad hesam 1 month ago
hi; I am making a bar graph ina after effect, I used a trim path for animation and used "linear" expression to relate original data to trim path 0-100. as I created a text layer for its source amount,
Re: an expression to animate x position of a text layer
by Andrei Popa 1 month ago
I hoped for an easier solution for some curved paths. Andrei My Envato portfolio.
Dynamic Type Maintaining Distances
by Chris Meadmore 1 month ago
Hi all, Really appreciate help on this, just not getting it! I have 2 text layers: Headline and Body. The Headline text functions as intended, every new line re-centers the text layer and layer dynami
Re: Dynamic Type Maintaining Distances
by Andrei Popa 1 month ago
I don't know if this fits perfectly with your project, but something like this on every Headline scale w1 = thisComp.layer("HEADLINE_01").width; w2 = thisComp.layer("HEADLINE_02").width; w3 = thisComp
Saving CSV or TXT File In AE
by Mike LeBel 1 month ago
I recently learned it is possible to create a CSV and import the data into AE for easily making a large number of changes. This has already proven to be very helpful in my project, but is it possible
Re: Saving CSV or TXT File In AE
by Andrei Popa 1 month ago
You can do that via scripts. Save this in a file with the .jsx extension var myComp = app.project.activeItem; var filePath = app.project.file.path + " " + myComp.name + ".txt"; var layerList = createT
String template literal not working
by Ze'ev Gilad 1 month ago
Trying to use this as source text expression: Time: ${time} gives "Syntax Error" Shouldn't this work Do I still have to use + es
Re: String template literal not working
by Andrei Popa 1 month ago
Again, try the settings I recommended in the other post. Both your expressions work in my project. Andrei My Envato portfolio.
arrow function not working
by Ze'ev Gilad 1 month ago
Adobe says that you can use arrow functions in expressions. But if I try to do r=(x) => Math.round(x*100) 100 I get an error: " does not have a value" Whereas this works in normal JS environment. I
Re: arrow function not working
by Andrei Popa 1 month ago
Check if File Project Settings Expressions is set to "JavaScript" and not "Legacy ExtendScript" Andrei My Envato portfolio.
Text Contained Within String
by Mike LeBel 1 month ago
I'd like to write an IF statement that can look at text in a string (MyString) to determine if a word is contained or found within the string. Below is the simplest example I could make up on this que
Re: Text Contained Within String
by Andrei Popa 1 month ago
About searching things better. Here is what I suggest: You need to learn few keywords like string, number, array. Then search what you want to find out with javascript. For example, searching "find a
Adding line breaks to a block of text based on character length
by TIneke van Schalkwyk 2 months ago
I'm trying to automatically break headline text into 2 or 3 lines EVENLY. The parameters would be something like: If text length 40 characters add line break to 1 2 way (not breaking words) If text le
Re: Adding line breaks to a block of text based on character length
by Andrei Popa 2 months ago
You can try this. You can write as many ifs as you want to set the part number you want your text split into. function breakTextInEqualParts(myString, partNo) { var splits = 0 ; var subStrings = ; var
Andrei Popa 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 4 years ago
https: forums.creativecow.net adobe_after_effects_expressions
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Control the speed
by Marius Ionasco 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 10 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 3 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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