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Chaz Chester

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January 31st 2020
17 Posts
Thickness of text responds to audio
by Jordy Veenstra 2 months ago
Hi all, I am making a simple animation for a client where a piece of text responds to the bass of a song. The standard Audio Amplitude - Expression to text property thing. Now I've been asked to do th
Re: Thickness of text responds to audio
by Chaz Chester 2 months ago
Instead of switching between font weights, would it work to use the thinnest weight and have the stroke width animate It would create the illusion of the font getting thicker.
loopOut() morphing shapes
by dorota sloma 2 months ago
I'm morphing a shape and was wondering if there is an expression to loop the change so it morphs and then goes back to first shape and then changes to the second one and keeps looping. I tries loopOut
Re: loopOut() morphing shapes
by Chaz Chester 2 months ago
Ah, I think the issue is that you can't use it on a path, so try this workaround: Pre-comp your animated shape layer without using an expression, then outside of the pre-comp, enable time remapping. S
What is .mfg?
by Dominic Deacon 2 months ago
I bought a pack of graphic elements- sci fi style HUD graphics- from Envato. Once I downloaded the pack and unzipped it it gave me a folder full of files in the .mfg format. I'm not able to open these
Re: What is .mfg?
by Chaz Chester 2 months ago
I've never dealt with one, personally, but supposedly this website can help you extract the contents: https: filext.com file-extension MFG
After Effects write paragraph from bottom to top?
by Qendrim Spahija 2 months ago
Hi there, I'm creating a template file in AE which I will use a lot (kind of lower thirds stuff). What I'm trying to do is within a text box when I write something I want it to start from bottom and t
Re: After Effects write paragraph from bottom to top?
by Chaz Chester 2 months ago
I don't think there's a built-in function for that. If you're using a consistent font size, I have a method that may help. Create a slider control determines how tall your text box is: s=thisComp.laye
Particle and text fall...
by kiven nekek 2 months ago
HELP! I'm wonder if you have any ideas about how i can make this animation and especially the animation of the text link: https: imgur.com a Eg4PfKy
Re: Particle and text fall...
by Chaz Chester 2 months ago
It would be somewhat tedious, but you could achieve this by putting your text and some colored shapes or solids in a pre-comp, adding a small circular mask to the pre-comp itself, duplicating the lay
recommendation on a stock footage website?
by Adam Lewen 2 months ago
Hi there, I need to compose two shots, and trying to find buy a good video videos of: 1. pieces debris exploding flying as a cake was smashed 2. good looking fire flames to enhance a on location flame
Re: recommendation on a stock footage website?
by Chaz Chester 2 months ago
Oh, and this site has some stock footage you can get just by creating a free account: https: vfx.productioncrate.com
Simple script modification (I think?)
by Chaz Chester 2 months ago
Hi, I've been using After Effects for about 8 years now, and I've recently been experimenting with modifying free, unprotected scripts to improve my workflow. I'm still fairly new to ExtendScript, so
Re: Simple script modification (I think?)
by Chaz Chester 2 months ago
Thank you, Tomas! I really appreciate it. I've been having success with some of the modifications I've been doing, but you're right, I'm not up to speed on programming logic. Is there a good resource
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