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Miguel de Mendoza

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Layer Alpha Boundary Size?
by Royce Jennings 3 months ago
So in the Layers panel there's a button at the bottom to show the Alpha Boundary, and when applied to a transparent image or video, the result will show that the program has determined the layer's out
Re: Layer Alpha Boundary Size?
by Miguel de Mendoza 3 months ago
As I can see inspecting scripting layer properties, there is no such property. Maybe you can precomp the matted image and use "sampleImage()" to get alpha values of the precomp. Not trivial, not elega
How to excerpt timecode data of nested, time-remapped clip?
by Kolja van Boekel 3 months ago
Hey there! I have a clip. That clip is time-remapped. This remapped clip is nested in a precomp. That precomp is put in my final comp and time-remapped again. Is there a possibility to get a CSV inclu
Re: How to excerpt timecode data of nested, time-remapped clip?
by Miguel de Mendoza 3 months ago
Just remove from your code "valueAtTime(t)"
link expression through comps
by Andrea Digiorgio 4 months ago
Hello, i'll explain what i'm trying to do. - I have to create a slider to control the visibility of the levels inside a comp. - I want the slider to be outside that comp, to a dedicated level with oth
Re: link expression through comps
by Miguel de Mendoza 4 months ago
The strings are case sensitive. In the image, "CONTROLS" appears in upper case, and in your code in lowercase "Controls". Could it be that
bug in outPoint output
by Yaniv Cahoua 4 months ago
Hey everyone, I was getting a wrong outPoint value in my expression A=thisComp.layer("Vibration Anim"); A.outPoint thisComp.frameDuration; As a test, I made a simple text layer and whip picked the A v
Re: bug in outPoint output
by Miguel de Mendoza 4 months ago
In the graphic interface of After Effects, you will always see "one more frame" at the end of the layer. If you look at the exact frame where the layer ends, you will see that nothing appears in the v
An expression to colour specific words in text
by Daniel Casey 4 months ago
Hey All, Is there an expression to colour all words that begin with an @symbol in a block of text I'm making something to show tweets and want to highlight all @'s in the twitter blue colour. There's
Re: An expression to colour specific words in text
by Miguel de Mendoza 4 months ago
You can not change the color of specific characters in a text layer.
Script UI Oauth
by Scott McGee 4 months ago
I have been working CEP that can pull data from a public google sheet. This works. The next part is the problem. I want, after the data has been retrieved and the script has run to change a cell value
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Re: Script UI Oauth
by Miguel de Mendoza 4 months ago
Maybe building a local server helps you
Inherit only position property from parent
by Obed Ampong 5 months ago
Hello, Is it possible to make a child inherit only position properties from the parent without the scale properties I need to move the position of the child with the parent however want to maintain th
Re: Inherit only position property from parent
by Miguel de Mendoza 5 months ago
For plain relatinships, just change position by the property you want to parent: parentPosition = thisComp.layer("Parent Layer Name").transform.position; parentScale = thisComp.layer("Parent Layer Nam
Exclude last word from a sentence.
by Dario De Angelis 5 months ago
Hi guys, I'm working on a sport template based on .csv files. In the .csv's file I have many player's names in "SURNAME NAME" format that I need to transform in (at least) SURNAME format (even better
Re: Exclude last word from a sentence.
by Miguel de Mendoza 5 months ago
To get the las item of the array you can get it like this: var myArray = "SKY", "WALKER", "ANAKIN" ; var lastItem = myArray myArray.length -1 ; returns "ANAKIN" var nameInitial = lastItem 0 ; returns
sourceRectAtTime
by Saso Goricar 5 months ago
Hello, I have a problem with sourceRectAtTime expression. I would like to create a box around text, which always has an equal size on width and height. Basically, I want to create a square, which has
Re: sourceRectAtTime
by Dan Ebberts 5 months ago
Like this: var s = thisComp.layer("1"); var r = s.sourceRectAtTime(); var m = Math.max(r.width,r.height); m,m Dan
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Offset object clones position using Shear and Mograph
by Miguel de Mendoza 1 year ago
Hi, I'm making a recreation of that building: The building must build itself, so for the windows I need tu use Mograph. I createad a basic box with Shear deformer and used a clone in objecto mode, ali
Re: Offset object clones position using Shear and Mograph
by Adam Trachtenberg 1 year ago
You could go into the Cloner's transform tab and manually adjust the bank angle. Or if you're animating the shear you can probably use expresso to drive the bank angle with the shear object's angle pa
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Get parent layer of a property Scripting
by Miguel de Mendoza 1 year ago
Hi, if I have a layer property, is posible to get the layer that contains that property
Re: Get parent layer of a property Scripting
by Dan Ebberts 1 year ago
With scripting I think something like this would work: var myLayer = myProperty.propertyGroup(myProperty.propertyDepth); Dan
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Time Reverse layer with time remap not showing
by Miguel de Mendoza 3 years ago
Hi, I have a master comp with some layers that have a Time reversed and time remap on it. Those layers have some effects: tint, levels and drop shadow. I use this master comp to generate, via script,
Re: Time Reverse layer with time remap not showing
by Roei Tzoref 3 years ago
I find it hard to visualize what you are dealing with or your setup. screenshots of your Composition and Timeline would be helpful. try to narrow your problem down to simple setup so we can figure out
Fix Xpresso time offset with hair dynamics
by Miguel de Mendoza 4 years ago
Hi, I'm working on a project whe I need to simulate a bass playing strings. I made the strings with a splines and spline dynamics tag. I have a pick that moves with a bass track, and hits the strings.
Re: Fix Xpresso time offset with hair dynamics
by Miguel de Mendoza 4 years ago
I was tweeking the priority settings but I didn't thought a spline was a generator!(I'm c4d newbee) I set the priority of generators to 1 and bum! Perfect! About the setup, I'm setting some light inte
Is posible get clones velocity with Xpresso?
by Miguel de Mendoza 4 years ago
Hi, thats it, is posible to get clone velocity with Xpresso
Re: Is posible get clones velocity with Xpresso?
by Miguel de Mendoza 4 years ago
It works! Thanks!
Add keys to scene object by python/coffe from a csv/xml file.
by Miguel de Mendoza 4 years ago
Hi, I'm working on a project with about 13 cameras. I rendered all the cameras with software render to edit a preview before I make the final render. I have edited the full video and my idea is to wri
Re: Add keys to scene object by python/coffe from a csv/xml file.
by Miguel de Mendoza 4 years ago
After some depth search I found the way to keyframe the stage object, down is the code snippet if somone needs something similar. The samples parameter is simply a list of dict values to reference the
Adding a value to object position in Xpresso
by Miguel de Mendoza 4 years ago
Hi, I have a simple cuestion(I think): How can I add a value to the position of an object in Xpresso, without locking the position to that value Something like in after effects expressions: myValue =
Re: Adding a value to object position in Xpresso
by Miguel de Mendoza 4 years ago
Thanks Adam, I didn't tell that the value I wan to add is changing over time(I'n new in Xpresso sorry), so on each frame it adds the new position, and the object falls to the infinite. However, I foun
Interpolate between multiple cameras from diferent comps.
by Miguel de Mendoza 4 years ago
Hello, I am working on a project with several scenes with his own camera. Each camera has its own animation directed via keys expressions. The idea was to use a main camera that interpolates from one
Re: Interpolate between multiple cameras from diferent comps.
by Xavier Gomez 4 years ago
Yes you can identify the current marker segment using maker.nearestKeyIndex(time) method. If you set the marker comments as "comp name - camera layer name", normally the following should reproduce you
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How to check if a property value is readonly using extendscript?
by Miguel de Mendoza 4 years ago
I'm writing a script that collects all properties from a layer and write them into an XML file. When I retrieve the values from the XML, some values are readOnly and the toolkit throws an error. Is th
Re: How to check if a property value is readonly using extendscript?
by Miguel de Mendoza 4 years ago
This is what I was looking for. It Works perfect for me. Thanks!
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