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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
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Cluj-Napoca
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what drives the expression to loop ?
by Shai Benshoshan 3 days ago
Hi Can someone clarify : Trying to move the camera from layer1's position to layer2's position and then from layer2.position to layer3.position etc... I want to understand what drives the expression b
Re: what drives the expression to loop ?
by Andrei Popa 2 days ago
TIME. I remember having the same problem the first time i saw an expression. I was like how the hell does that thing iterate. It's the time. Each frame, the time is different. And in order to make it
sourceRectAtTime expression
by Asher Burridge 1 week ago
Hi, I m trying to get a sourceRectAtTime expression to work out the longest text box length and use that to create a box behind. However, no matter how I change the s= value, I can t seem to work it o
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Re: sourceRectAtTime expression
by Andrei Popa 1 week ago
Maybe something like this width1 = thisComp.layer("TOP LINE TEXT LONGER STILLER").sourceRectAtTime(time,true).width; width2 = thisComp.layer("TEXT 2").sourceRectAtTime(time,true).width; x = Math.max(w
What is faster? Time remapping or valueAtTime?
by Andrei Popa 1 week 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 Andrei Popa 1 week ago
Thank you guys. This is very helpful to me. Andrei My Envato portfolio.
Script runs a function that doesn't exist anymore
by Oleg Pirogov 2 weeks ago
So there's a script: function a(){ alert("lol"); } a() I run it, then delete the function declaration: a() The app still runs it as if the declaration is still there. Feels like it caches the function
Re: Script runs a function that doesn't exist anymore
by Andrei Popa 2 weeks ago
Once you run a script, all the variables that are global are saved in memory until you restart your engine(AE here, but could be extendscript, illustrator etc). In order to not have this problem, you
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dima23071991@gmail.com
by Dmitriy Khomyakov 2 weeks ago
Hello everyone, urgently need help. I need to change the font as shown in the pictures by clicking on "Checkbox Control". Please help with the solution of this problem, it is very urgently needed. Tha
Re: dima23071991@gmail.com
by Andrei Popa 2 weeks ago
You can't. The best thing you can do is create 3 layers, and make only one visible, according to the selected checkbox. For that, you will need something like this to the opacity of every layer check
Rotation counter
by Frank Johnson 2 weeks ago
It seems simple with expressions but I haven't been able to get it to work. I need the number text to change with every rotation. The counter reads "0.000" at the start but when the item rotates 5 tim
Re: Rotation counter
by Andrei Popa 2 weeks ago
In the "Source Text" property write this expression: rot=thisComp.layer("Shape Layer 1")("Transform")("Rotation"); here you can pickwhip the rotation property of the layer you need to count Math.floor
Adobe After Effects Expressions Forum
by Creative COW 3 years ago
https: forums.creativecow.net adobe_after_effects_expressions
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Search for a layer in comp
by Hus Yaralioglu 2 weeks ago
I'm trying to create a script that will search for a specific layer within a selected comp. I want the script to work like a toggle basically, so if it finds an existing layer with the name "XYZ" I wa
Re: Search for a layer in comp
by Andrei Popa 2 weeks ago
Here you go. var myLayer = searchLayer ("XYZ"); function searchLayer(layerName){ var myComposition = app.project.activeItem; if(myComposition instanceof CompItem){ for (var i = 1; i<=myComposition.
Script for making the length of a layer fit the entire duration
by Scott Green 2 weeks ago
I've done some searching but have found no results that would help me to make a layer (i.e. a solid background) fit the entire duration of a comp, so if I wanted to change the duration of the comp the
Re: Script for making the length of a layer fit the entire duration
by Andrei Popa 2 weeks ago
Maybe you could make it very long in the first place. Think what max duration of your comp might be, and make the solid that duration. To do that without script, just click the time stamp in the left
Control the speed
by Marius Ionasco 11 months 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 11 months 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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Andrei Popa liked this 1 year ago
Atom text editor for after effects scripting
by Andrei Popa 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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Andrei Popa liked this 1 year ago
Liquid wipe content aware.
by Andrei Popa 1 year 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 1 year 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 8 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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