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Brian Nishii

Member Since:
April 15th 2010
15 Posts
Building Expressions Workflow: multiple layers referencing single code?
by Brian Nishii 6 months ago
Hello all you smart people! Here's a workflow question: I'm building a comp with a 100 layers that contains expressions on various parameters that uses layer index to drive stuff. So far so good and m
Re: Building Expressions Workflow: multiple layers referencing single code?
by Brian Nishii 6 months ago
Well, I'll be darned!! eval() seems to work, if you reference a text layer's actual text field, and not the Source Text, per this post answer by Dan the Great here. Kinda wonky you have to deal with f
Moving from one layer to another by control slider of index
by Brian Nishii 2 years ago
I have a layer("playhead") that I want to move by "triggering" it with a control slider designating the layer index number to which I want it to move to. So my idea was to have the layer "playhead" lo
Re: Moving from one layer to another by control slider of index
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 2 years ago
You can't do a linear transition because the value changes immediately. It simply jumps to the new position. To make a smooth transition you will need a loop that looks backwards x number of frames to
Animating the scale of a motion path [solved!]
by Brian Nishii 2 years ago
I have a flare parented to a null that is moving along a motion path. Is there anyway to animate the scale of the motion path while the flare is moving along the said path I know you can copy paste mo
$evalfile, Stylizing external text on the same line.
by Brian Nishii 5 years ago
I am creating Lower 3rds by pulling text from an external file and am successfully pulling four variables via: myPath = " Volumes PFH2014_01 _WW MASTER 01 PROJECTS 02 AE L3source.txt" ; $.evalFile(myP
Re: $evalfile, Stylizing external text on the same line.
by Brian Nishii 5 years ago
Thank you Dan for your response. I tried using your script posted elsewhere to retrieve text layer coordinates by the sampleImage method, but kept on getting time-out errors so I gave up. In the end,
Error in expression for reading a file
by Andrew Riebe 5 years ago
Hello, I have the following expression: var myPath = " Desktop source.txt"; $.evalFile(myPath); try { eval(thisComp.name + thisLayer.name); } catch (err) { "Missing"; } And I keep getting an error mes
Re: Error in expression for reading a file
by Brian Nishii 5 years ago
Thanks for the response. FINALLY figured it out. You'r right - simplify what you're doing to confirm paths are working, and then check, re-check, and re-re-check code.... For anyone working on a Mac,
+1
Ray Trace Mode, Render shadows onto Particular particles - workaround?
by Brian Nishii 7 years ago
I've seen many discussions on how to fake casting shadows from Particular particles, but my question involves how to fake particles to accept shadows. I have a grassy field made from Particular and CC
Re: Ray Trace Mode, Render shadows onto Particular particles - workaround?
by Brian Nishii 7 years ago
Perfect! I had to ctrl-click the parameter to get it to move into "only" on Accepts Shadows. Thank you so much! Brian
30P footage - converting field dominance in FCP timeline?
by Brian Nishii 9 years ago
Hi all! The situation: I have footage shot in 30p on a DVX100, captured into Final Cut using the normal DV preset. As some posts have described, I failed to change the clip properties of the captured
Re: 30P footage - converting field dominance in FCP timeline?
by Brian Nishii 9 years ago
Thanks Jeremy! Took a while to see what you meant, but now the task at hand at went from unbearable to tolerable. Wish I had the knowledge to write myself a script or something.... Thanks again!
Switching Multiclip Active Tracks on the fly?
by Brian Nishii 9 years ago
Hi all! I'm trying to speed up my multiclip editing, and have the process of switching and cutting angles on the fly with the keyboard down pat. I'm wondering if there's a way to switch which Active T
Re: Switching Multiclip Active Tracks on the fly?
by Patrice Freymond 9 years ago
Hi, with fcp's default Multicam keyboard, just pressing the num pad keys switches your angles, CMD + num pad key cuts your angles. Option + num pad will switch your audio. I am not sure that there is
View Options, motion paths
by Brian Nishii 9 years ago
Does anybody know how to lock a view of a motion path while they work on other layers I have a moving camera following a null moving in Z space. I'd like to be able to see the motion path of the movin
Re: View Options, motion paths
by Xavier Gomez 7 years ago
That would be super helpful, and very easy to implement (a small icon to click to enable motion path view even when the layer is deselected).
Nested 3d layer point space transformation?
by Brian Nishii 10 years ago
I have a null layer ("emission point") inside a 3d comp ("Figurine") that's parented to another moving layer. Which is in turn, nested in a main 3d comp with collapse transformations turned on. I'm tr
Re: Nested 3d layer point space transformation?
by Dan Ebberts 10 years ago
Try it this way: L1 = comp("Figurine").layer("emission point"); P1 = L1.toWorld(L1.anchorPoint); L2 = thisComp.layer("Figurine"); L2.toWorld(P1); Dan
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