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Christopher Bly

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November 3rd 2017
12 Posts
"Unexpected Identifier" Expression Error?
by Christopher Bly 2 months ago
I've been staring at this code for way too long and can't figure out where I've messed up. Could someone help me out please I don't know if you'll need to understand the code to help fix it but here's
Master Properties Aren't Animatable?
by Christopher Bly 2 months ago
I'm currently working on a project that I set up using a whole bunch of master properties in order cut down on the number of comps I need to use, but I'm running into a HUGE problem now that I'm tryin
Expression that finds the distance that a layer has traveled
by Christopher Bly 11 months ago
I'm currently working on an expression that would be applied to the size of a rectangle shape layer. The end result should be the rectangle being as long as the distance that the layer has traveled ov
Re: Expression that finds the distance that a layer has traveled
by Alex Printz 11 months ago
Dan is right it's the toWorld; toWorld is a calculation, not a property, so "pos" it cannot check it's value at a different time since it has no 'time', it's just a number. You must get your correct t
Keep Mask in Place when Layer Move/Scales?
by Christopher Bly 1 year ago
I'm currently creating a preset that requires a mask that stays connected to the bottom of the screen. If have managed to make the following expression that manages to keep the mask in place when the
Re: Keep Mask in Place when Layer Move/Scales?
by Christopher Bly 1 year ago
I do know that a track matte would solve this problem, but unfortunately I am looking to make a preset. I can only save the preset if I can get everything to work on one layer, hence why I am trying t
Adding an Expression to a Layer Control Property?
by Christopher Bly 1 year ago
Essentially, I am building a preset that uses the Set Matte effect several times. Each Set Matte should reference the same layer, so it would be extremely nice if I could use an expression to link eac
Re: Adding an Expression to a Layer Control Property?
by Dan Ebberts 1 year ago
There's no way to apply an expression to that property. You could use a script to set the property for each effect, linking it to the appropriate layer, but I don't know if having to run a script mess
Trying to Bounce a Ball Using an Expression and Sliders
by Christopher Bly 2 years ago
I'm trying to create an expression that gets values from sliders and uses them to create a ball bouncing animation. I've created two separate expressions that each produce a result that I'm looking fo
Re: Trying to Bounce a Ball Using an Expression and Sliders
by Christopher Bly 2 years ago
Excellent, Thank you! Moving the Math.PI to the different part of the expression did indeed fix the problem I was having with the periods of the two expressions not lining up. However, I have noticed
Errors when trying to create/add a Pseudo Effect
by Christopher Bly 2 years ago
This is my first time working with pseudo effects and I just can't get this one working and I can't seem to figure out why. Hoping someone who knows them a bit better could give me a helping hand. The
Re: Errors when trying to create/add a Pseudo Effect
by Andrei Popa 2 years ago
Try app.project.activeItem.layer(1).effect.addProperty("Game Show Matte Controls") I also had this problem when trying to add it using the matchname but when i used the display name, it worked. Andrei
Write Text from Character X to Character Y
by Christopher Bly 2 years ago
I'm fairly sure there's a pretty simple expression for this, but I can't remember it and hopefully someone can jog my memory. I'm looking for an expression that only writes part of a string of text, f
Re: Write Text from Character X to Character Y
by Dan Ebberts 2 years ago
Either of these should work: value.substr(2,6) first character, how many value.substring(2,8) first character, last character Dan
Linking Particle Emitter Position to Rotating Null
by Christopher Bly 2 years ago
Looking to see if anyone can help me out with this one; I've got a null that is attached to a path point on a shape layer and I need an instance of Particular to keep it's emitter point on that null.
Re: Linking Particle Emitter Position to Rotating Null
by Dan Ebberts 2 years ago
maybe: thisComp.layer("Null 1").toComp( 0,0 ) Dan
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