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String expression for a soft return (line break)
by Jon Smith 2 years ago
Hey guys. I'm trying to write a text animation expression that involves a block of text with both hard and soft returns (shift+return). Since AE character index doesn't include things like returns I n
Re: String expression for a soft return (line break)
by Ryan Molton 3 weeks ago
Can't imagine you still need this, but if you're like me you've been casually interested in the answer for years. Turns out soft carriage returns are written as "\3".
Is there a way to get the current effects name?
by Jon Smith 2 years ago
Hello everyone... I'm trying to get the name of the current effect that I'm writing an expression in. Something like thisEffect.name. Is there a way to do this Thanks!
Re: Is there a way to get the current effects name?
by Jon Smith 2 years ago
Thanks Xavier! That second response was exactly what I was looking for.
Expression based on Layer Color
by Jon Smith 3 years ago
Is it possible to have an expression based on the color of a layer I tried this but it's doesn't appear to work. Funny thing is it doesn't throw an error either. if (thisLayer.label = 1) { 100; } else
Re: Expression based on Layer Color
by Jon Smith 3 years ago
That's a great solution! Thanks David
Controlling the Reference Comp Displayed in the Viewer
by Jon Smith 4 years ago
I'm not sure how to explain what I'm trying to do so I'm just gonna illustrate an example. Say you have a main comp with 2 instances of a precomp. Those two precomps are at two different times in the
Re: Controlling the Reference Comp Displayed in the Viewer
by Jon Smith 4 years ago
That doesn't work for me. Seems like once it determines which instance to link itself to it can't be changed until that instance is deleted from the timeline. It's not a biggie. Thanks for looking int
Lock Expression Slider to Select Values
by Jon Smith 5 years ago
I would like to create an expression slider that can only be the values 0, 25, 50, 75, 100. Is there an expression that will do that I've been looking at some posts that hint at it but can't seem to d
Re: Lock Expression Slider to Select Values
by Jon Smith 5 years ago
Thanks as always!
Creating Layer Markers via Expressions?
by Jon Smith 5 years ago
Can layer markers be created or manipulated in anyway or are they read-only For example I'm creating animations using expressions and slider controls and wanted markers to show where the animations we
Re: Creating Layer Markers via Expressions?
by Jon Smith 5 years ago
I was afraid of that. Thanks Dan.
Source Files XML?
by Jon Smith 6 years ago
I'm looking for a way to import all of my source footage into resolve with out having to collect the files. Is there a way to create an xml-like file of all my source files that I can use with resolve
Re: Source Files XML?
by Jon Smith 6 years ago
That worked like a charm. The trick is to create a sequence with all the footage in Premiere before exporting the XML. Thanks Todd!
Form: Is there a way to randomize Split Clip - Loop?
by Jon Smith 7 years ago
I have about 50 pieces of loopable footage that I'm using as custom sprites. Is there a way to tweak the time sampling so that it randomly selects a particle at a random time and loops it. Basically a
Issues with imported 59.94 footage
by Jon Smith 9 years ago
I'm having issues whenever I import 59.94 footage into AE. It duplicates the first frame and cuts off the last frame. In Quicktime the footage appears fine. It seems to only occur in footage I've rend
Re: Issues with imported 59.94 footage
by Jon Smith 9 years ago
It doesn't seem to have anything to do with the source footage or resolution. I just did a test where I rendered out a 10 frame sequence, just a solid with the number effect labeling the frames 1 thru
Finding all instances of an effect
by Jon Smith 11 years ago
I was looking for a way to find out where effects are being applied in a project. I use to use a script(can't recall the name) that you could run, and it would list out all the instances of effects an
Compositing an invigorator object into an AE scene
by Jon Smith 11 years ago
Ive seen similar post but can't seem to find a definitive answer. Can you place an invigorator object into your scene at a specific point and a specific rotation etc. Basically I have a scene that I w
Re: Compositing an invigorator object into an AE scene
by Jon Smith 11 years ago
Awesome, what a great link. Looks like that'll take care of my problems. thanks for the help.
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