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Number counter expression
by Nick Doyle 4 months ago
Hello, I'm working on a project and I've got a basic number counter set up to display the number 1213.37. I've used the following expression: effect("Slider Control")("Slider").valuetoFixed(2) I need
Re: Number counter expression
by Liran Tabib 1 month ago
If you wish to skip the Expressions and you have few buck to spare you can always use Counter Preset Cheers! Liran Tabib www.vdodna.com
Duplicating comps without affecting the original?
by Jasford Muldoon 1 year ago
How can I duplicate a composition and make changes to it without affecting the original version is it even possible If not they really need to implement this feature as I think the only other way to d
Re: Duplicating comps without affecting the original?
by Liran Tabib 8 months ago
There is a new Script to do this, just as True Comp Duplicator but straight from the timeline: True Layer Duplicator, It's 100% Free and you just need to select a layer, press Ctrl Cmd+Alt+D to duplic
Analog counter expression...
by Francois Germain 7 years ago
Hi guys. I'm trying to make an analog counter like an odometer. Aharon Rabinowitz made a great poscast on that subject. But the way it's made, the decade number has an expression that it goes 1 10 the
Re: Analog counter expression...
by Liran Tabib 9 months ago
You can create odometer animation with Analog Counter preset in the link below: https: www.vdodna.com products analog-counter Cheers Liran Tabib www.vdodna.com
percentage counter problem...
by Nick Natteau 7 years ago
So I have a percentage counter expression I copied from this forum, but my problem is that the number characters keep moving left and right as the numbers climb. How can I get the font not to move lef
Re: percentage counter problem...
by Liran Tabib 1 year ago
Hi Nick Expression Based counters have their flaws, but they they are easy to create and animate (until you tackle something like this). If using the paragraph alignment don't resolve this I recommend
After Effects - Number Count-Animation with commas
by Chris Vile 4 years ago
Hi everybody! I have a question and dont find any way out on web... How can I create a number count from 0 to 2,456,345 (yes, customer wants with commas) aligned to the left so that these **** commas
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Re: After Effects - Number Count-Animation with commas
by Liran Tabib 1 year ago
Hi Chris Dan certainly cracked the way to create counters with expressions. For all of those who don't feel comfortable or experienced enough with expressions, or just want to save some time, there ar
Number Counter Expression
by William France 3 years ago
Hey all, I'm trying to animate a text layer to increase from 0 to 3,000,000 however I've run into a couple of issues. I quickly figured out that the slider control expression is capped to 1,000,000 so
Re: Number Counter Expression
by Liran Tabib 1 year ago
there is a different approach to solve this by Linking the Source Text value to a Slider Point Control and animating them. Counter Preset is based on that solution so you can create any Counter and ru
Number counter with comma
by Adam Zygadlo 3 years ago
Good morning everyone, I wonder if anyone can help out with this issue. At present, I have built a number counter that builds up from 0 to 150k. I sent the animation to the client for review and they
Re: Number counter with comma
by Liran Tabib 1 year ago
If you wish to skip the expression method, you can also use Counter Preset to create any Counter and running numbers animation, with all kinds of Dividers (, . ' etc.). I hope you will find it useful.
counter with slider and percentage
by Jason Jantzen 6 years ago
I think I copied this from a post Dan made slider = effect("Slider Control")("Slider"); numDecimals = 0; commas = false; dollarSign = false; s = slider.value.toFixed(numDecimals); prefix = ""; if (s 0
Re: counter with slider and percentage
by Liran Tabib 1 year ago
You can also use Counter Preset to create any Counter and running numbers animation, with any kind of symbol or character (%,$ etc.). I hope you will find it useful. you can get it here: http: www.vdo
Arrow orient on path
by David Biederbeck 8 years ago
Is there a way to have an arrow follow a path so that the head of it, along with the tail, flows with the path I'm looking to not have it just change angles with path, but actually stretch along it. I
Re: Arrow orient on path
by Liran Tabib 1 year ago
You can also create and animate Curved arrows with ArrowHead script: http: www.vdodna.com products arrowhead Cheers! Liran Tabib www.vdodna.com
Counter up or down
by Ilya Sire 2 years ago
Hi forum, Im trying to do a counter animation. I have a comp that appear number 0 to 9 each second and loopOut it. and in another comp, i need to do a time-remapping expression to increase 1 second ea
Re: Counter up or down
by Liran Tabib 2 years ago
Hi Ilya I think this tutorial will help understanding the expression behind what you seek: http: www.vdodna.com tutorials 3-digital-clock cheers Liran Tabib www.vdodna.com
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Changing text layer contents frame-by-frame
by Ricky Simmonds 2 years ago
Firstly, although I've used After Effects rather a lot, it has been for one-off projects and I only use it when I need to, therefore my technical knowledge and after effects vocabulary aren't great. I
Re: Changing text layer contents frame-by-frame
by Liran Tabib 2 years ago
Hi Ricky You have a lot of options to create a counter animation in After Effects: 1. The native text- Numbers effect. 2. Connecting the source text property to a slider which drives the number animat
Year Countdown on keyframes expression (With individual digits NOT text layer based)
by Clive Lythgoe 2 years ago
I've created a countdown clock from 2017 to 1980 that triggers on keyframes. I have a 10 frame comp for each digit which runs from 0 to 9 (4 comps in total). These are then placed into a main comp. Th
Re: Year Countdown on keyframes expression (With individual digits NOT text layer based)
by Liran Tabib 2 years ago
Hi Clive Your technique resembles a tutorial i've recorded a while ago, on a digital clock timer. I believe the issue you are describing in the technique is caused by the high frame rate and the value
Method of making video like this [cinematic multi-layer parallax]
by Rolando Banks 2 years ago
How do you think, did they use Camera tool or just made keyframes for these scenes https: www.youtube.com watch v=0RJ8FauApBY
Re: Method of making video like this [cinematic multi-layer parallax]
by Liran Tabib 2 years ago
Hi Ronaldo I believe most of the shots in the example are dispersed 3d layers with camera movement. For the floor layers I recommend using "Corner Pin" effect as shown in this Tutorial: Cheers! Liran
Mask not working at all in 3D text
by paul olivera 2 years ago
When I create a mask in a 3D text it won't work at all. I have tried multiple things like precomposing, making a 2D text first apply the mask and then convert it to 3D, directly create the mask on the
Re: Mask not working at all in 3D text
by Liran Tabib 2 years ago
Hi Paul Try changing the "Cinema 4D" Engine to "Classic 3D" by pressing the render engine button circled in the screen-cap. The C4D is a great engine for extrusions in AE but it does not support masks
Certain shape layers only let me select segments, not vertices...
by Shawn Ankersen 2 years ago
Hi all, First time poster, but I've read these forums several times. They are super helpful! I have an issue that's a small annoyance now but I feel it could make things harder in the future. I have a
Re: Certain shape layers only let me select segments, not vertices...
by Liran Tabib 2 years ago
Hi Shawn Try to select one point and only then drag select the points you need. This way AE will understand that you are point selecting and not moving the shape. Liran Tabib www.vdodna.com
Unable to import PSD files as composition
by Melbin Borrero Jr. 2 years ago
Hey everyone. Hoping someone can assist. I'm using AE CS6. I went to import a PSD file as a composition and nothing happens. I'm able to import it as footage, but not composition nor editable or merge
Re: Unable to import PSD files as composition
by Liran Tabib 2 years ago
Hi Melbrin If the Photoshop file contains layers but you can't import them to After Effects, usually it's because the Photoshop file is in CMYK color mode. Change it to RGB and try to import it again.
Increasing the length of many comp at once..
by Ranveer Singh 2 years ago
I am working on a Slideshow Project in which each image has its own 5 seconds composition but now I want to change all of the compositions to six seconds. Is there any way that I don't have to go thro
Re: Increasing the length of many comp at once..
by Liran Tabib 2 years ago
Hi Ranveer Try our VA Precomp Time script, it's free and does the job well. Best Regards Liran Tabib www.vdodna.com
whats the best way to learn how to use expressions?
by Assaf Goldlust 2 years ago
i came to the conclusion that i should learn how to use it expression in a more theroughl metter. what would be the best to do it should i start buy learning in javascript or save the time. and learn
Re: whats the best way to learn how to use expressions?
by Scott McGee 2 years ago
I've learnt everything I know from a few individuals on here and youtube. Main one is Dan, who's website is here. http: www.motionscript.com index.html Dan has here and the adobe forum linked on his w
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Liran Tabib liked this 2 years ago
Need advice on creating blurred country borders
by Vlajko Kokorajko 2 years ago
I'm doing an animated history video in After Effects and I'd like the country borders to look like in the picture (drawn in Photoshop, using various blurred brush sizes). Can that be done in After Eff
Re: Need advice on creating blurred country borders
by Liran Tabib 2 years ago
Hi Vlajko You can recreate this blur by creating a masked solid, duplicating the mask and changing the bottom mask's mode to subtract and playing with it's expansion and feather properties as seen in
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Distribute 3D Objects Randomly Inside Sphere or Ellipsoid
by Noel Powell 2 years ago
Hi... I wrote this simple expression to randomly distribute 3D layers, but then realized that with enough objects, you can start to notice that they form a cube. What I want is more of a spherical dis
Re: Distribute 3D Objects Randomly Inside Sphere or Ellipsoid
by Liran Tabib 2 years ago
If I remember correctly adding wiggles on the same value create a mess. but you have a few things you can do instead (without creating additional nulls): 1. Create three additional Slider Controls on
Animation: Bending, growing arrow - how to? (video added)
by Roger Maus 6 years ago
Hi, I am trying to animate an arrow that changes its shape. (A plus would be to let it grow, but this is a minor problem I think. e.g. "Stroke") The main problem is the auto-orientation of the arrowhe
Re: *seemed* so simple!
by Adrian Thompson 4 years ago
We just created a script that automates this entire process. You can attach an arrow (or any shape custom layer) to the front and end of a stroke with the click of a button. It also allows for easy up
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Liran Tabib liked this 4 years ago
Can you draw Arrows in AE?
by Jeffrey Gould 12 years ago
I'm working on a medical video and need to have arrows pointing to various body parts, I searched help and can't find anything about drawing arrows. I could make them in Illustrator or PS, but this wo
Re: Can you draw Arrows in AE?
by Jeffrey Gould 12 years ago
Thank you everyone, I do have a previous version of AE and I'll copy the preset over...appreciate it. Jeffrey S. Gould Action Media Productions
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Particular2 and Zdepth
by Neal Hammers 10 years ago
May my ignorance be excused, but what I try to do is to integrate a snow particles into rendered 3D scene - several layers of buildings, which requires more than one layer of snow. I was looking towar
Re: Particular2 and Zdepth
by Liran Tabib 5 years ago
its a little late but combining your 3d z-depth with an internal z-depth map (created inside after effects with particular) as seen in the tutorial linked might solve this http: vdodna.com Videos 5-as
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