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Jay Brown

Animator Extraordinaire
Member Since:
March 26th 2016
16 Posts
Update panel when user switches Comps [scripting]
by Jay Brown 1 year ago
I've been trying to figure out a way for my dockable Panels to update when the user switch Comps. This is what I've come up with which seems to work pretty well. However I'm still a total novice at sc
Scripting: Detect when user switches to a new Comp
by Jay Brown 2 years ago
Is it possible to add some sort of listener that detects when the user switches to a new Comp I'm trying to automatically update a dropdown UI menu when the user changes their active Comp. I've got th
Scripting: Generate varying height rectangles based on checkbox controls?
by Shahid Raza 2 years ago
I'd like to build myself a piano roll generator script in After Effects. Here's what I am trying to achieve (mocked up in Photoshop): I have 2 layers for left right hands (left hand displays blue colo
Re: Scripting: Generate varying height rectangles based on checkbox controls?
by Jay Brown 2 years ago
A work around I use all the time if rendering is unstable is to render out PNG sequences. If your computer craps out on frame 1200, you don't lose the entire .MOV. All you have to do is open AE back u
Disappearing ScriptUI elements in docked panel problem
by joshua faget 3 years ago
Hello, Im facing the following issue. I wrote a script where you input a #HEX color and it pops a little square with that color... you can add a whole bunch of them. The problem is that when I open th
Re: Disappearing ScriptUI elements in docked panel problem
by Jay Brown 2 years ago
Did you have any luck figuring this out Running into the same problem
Scripting: Retrieving Label Color from Preferences
by Jay Brown 2 years ago
I've been trying to figure this out the last couple of days and just can't get by it. I'm trying to get the assigned preference Label Colors from the preference text file: "Adobe After Effects 14.2 Pr
Re: Scripting: Retrieving Label Color from Preferences
by Jay Brown 2 years ago
Sorry I missed this and thanks so much for the reply Xavier! Took me a while to figure it how to search .txt file but finally got it working. Ended up having to remove the first two Fs from the string
Minimize Effect in panel via Script
by Jay Brown 3 years ago
Is it possible to minimize an effect in the effects panel via script I have a preset that I'm working on with a few effects that are ran by expression. They don't need to be adjusted and clutter up th
Re: Minimize Effect in panel via Script
by Jay Brown 3 years ago
Dang! Thanks for the reply Dan :D
Detecting Vector Art Layers in ExtendScript
by Jay Brown 3 years ago
I'm working on a script where I want to detect Text Layers and Vector Art Layers(illustrator eps files) in order to automatically turn them into Shape Layers I've been using: if(myComp.layer(a) instan
Re: Detecting Vector Art Layers in ExtendScript
by Dan Ebberts 3 years ago
Probably something like this: if((myComp.layer(a) instanceof AVLayer) && (myComp.layer(a).source instanceof FootageItem) && (myComp.layer(a).source.mainSource instanceof FileSource)){ var splitName =
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Adding a [x, y, z] value to an [x, y] value
by Jay Brown 3 years ago
Is there an easy way to add an x, y, z value to an x, y value You get the error "result must be of dimension 2, not 3". Is there a way to check the length of the property so that only the x and y s ar
Re: Adding a [x, y, z] value to an [x, y] value
by Dan Ebberts 3 years ago
I think this works: oSet = thisComp.layer("Controller").effect("Offset")("3D Point"); if (value instanceof Array){ if (value.length == 2){ value + oSet 0 ,oSet 1 ; }else{ value + oSet; } }else{ value
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