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Oleg Pirogov

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Is there a way to see what images are in a sequence after changing its name in the Project?
by Martin Kruul 4 months ago
I have brought in multiple image sequences that had very long and complicated naming structures. I renamed them all in my Project window, but now need to reference which ones belong to which sequences
Re: Is there a way to see what images are in a sequence after changing its name in the Project?
by Oleg Pirogov 4 months ago
Not sure if it is the most convenient way, but Interpret Footage - Main... window will have the original file name in its title.
can I "set first vertex" without closing/altering the path?
by christian ryan 11 years ago
I'm using masks as a basis for stroke-line animations, and I'm copy pasting from PS CS3. I paste one path onto the first keyframe and another path onto the second keyframe and the animation morphs bet
Re: can I "set first vertex" without closing/altering the path?
by Oleg Pirogov 4 months ago
Since AE 2018 and later you can do this: 1) Duplicate your mask 2) Add this expression to path property: createPath(points().reverse(), outTangents().reverse(), inTangents().reverse(), false); This r
Expression to color specific numbers
by Richard Clayton 4 months ago
I've created a count down clock using this expression: I want to be able to assign a rgb colour value to each number, for example all 7's are green or all 2's are red etc... rateOfSpeed = 1; clockStar
Re: Expression to color specific numbers
by Oleg Pirogov 4 months ago
Depending on how much control you want over the colors you may or may not settle on this: 1) Add a text animator for Fill Color - Hue 2) Set Fill Hue to =1x 0.0 3) Delete Range Selector 4) Add Express
Dynamically targeting layers with the index property
by Sohrab Golestani 4 months ago
I have a .png that has been split up into a grid of segments using Utility Box v1.6 - each segment is one composition layer. I want to scramble the image by rearranging the segments randomly. To do so
Re: Dynamically targeting layers with the index property
by Oleg Pirogov 4 months ago
You're telling layer 1 to move where layer 2 is ( ... .transform.position). So, since layer 2 goes to layer 3, layer 1 also goes there. Instead, you'd wanna layer 1 to go to former position of layer 2
Problem when using SourceRectAtTime expression
by Ken Kwong 4 months ago
Hi, I am using the SourceRectAtTime() Expression sample from ECAbrams to have a rectangle shape layer resizes itself according to a text layer's height and width. It's working nicely. s=thisComp.layer
Re: Problem when using SourceRectAtTime expression
by Oleg Pirogov 4 months ago
if there's anything that can replace time-inPoint, so we can get the "initial starting point" Threre's startTime. Just put it in place of inPoint, that should get you what you're looking for.
Hide marker comments
by Olly Starkey 4 months ago
Hey all. Is it possible to hide marker comments I find it can get messy with overlapping marker comments, so it would be good to temporarily hide them. This has been discussed before but I can't seem
Re: Hide marker comments
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 4 months ago
If you make a line break in the comment, only the first line will show in the timeline. So, if you had a comment like "1 this is a very long explanation of what this marker really means in this compos
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Oleg Pirogov liked this 4 months ago
Matching Lightness Value of two clips using sampleimage
by Martin Sautter 4 months ago
Dear Cow Members and Expression gurus. I have a timelapse drone clip of a soccer field. (birds view, stabilized) Sun and clouds are changing the lightness rapidly. My goal is to "match" the lightness
Re: Matching Lightness Value of two clips using sampleimage
by Oleg Pirogov 4 months ago
What's the difference between HSLA and HSBA HSB rightness (also known as HSV alue ) used in AE colorpicking differs form HSL ightness from hslToRgb() function. Here's a reference: https: en.wikipedia
How to create this?
by Rick Andes 4 months ago
Hi all, I'm struggling for a couple of days now how to create this. I created a path, a simple line. The line has to transform to some kind of audio spectrum wave. See the example below. However, I do
Re: How to create this?
by Oleg Pirogov 4 months ago
My shot: 1) Create a null 2) Add this code to position expression: X=linear(time, 0, 60,-(6+0.5)*Math.PI, (6+0.5)*Math.PI); Y=linear(time, 0, 60,0,Math.PI); f=100*Math.cos(X)*Math.sin(-Y); value 0 +10
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Convert an old AE 5.5 Project
by Dave Moore 5 months ago
Hi Would anyone still have an old version of AE - I need to convert the Project from 5.5 to the latest CC 2019. Any help would be fantastic Regards Dave
Re: Convert an old AE 5.5 Project
by Oleg Pirogov 4 months ago
@Dave Moore here you go: https: f1.creativecow.net 13411 converted-aep
Transform effect breaks after 90 rotations?
by Nick Drexler 5 months ago
The expression "time*1000" on the regular rotation property will spin forever. But when I try the same expression on Distort Transform rotation, the animation stops after 90 times, though the numbers
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Re: Transform effect breaks after 90 rotations?
by Oleg Pirogov 5 months ago
It breaks at 91 rotations + 8 degrees i.e. at 32768. After that value it skips to -32768 and stays there. Apparently, this corresponds to 32767 - a maximum value for short integer type variables. No i
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How to explode text into characters, then convert each generated layer to shape using script
by Noelia Sanchez 5 months ago
Hello, I am not very good when it comes to scripting, so I came here to ask for help. What I try to achieve is exactly what the title says: to explode text into characters (on separate layers), then c
Re: How to explode text into characters, then convert each generated layer to shape using script
by Oleg Pirogov 5 months ago
Quick question: why not the other way around Converting single text layer to shapes will get you a shape layer with neat sub-layers for each character which you can transfer to separate layers, if you
Linking Nulls to Nulls in ParentComposition goes wrong
by Wouter Dijkstra 5 months ago
Hi Guys, I have two Nulls in CompX (3840 x 2160px) that I want to link duplicate to the ParentCompY (1920 x 1080px). Unfortunately it goes wrong and I don't know how to fix it. Comp X with the two Nul
Re: Linking Nulls to Nulls in ParentComposition goes wrong
by Oleg Pirogov 5 months ago
Opt 1 has too many flaws. Opt 2 had a clear mistype in line 3, I had to change "NULL1" to "COMPX": L1 = comp("COMPX").layer("Null 2"); P1 = L1.toWorld(L1.anchorPoint); L2 = thisComp.layer("COMPX"); L2
Multiple Expressions on one attribute
by John Pritchett 5 months ago
Hi Legends. Im sure this has been asked before, but I cant find anything specific. I need two Opacity expressions on the one layer. The second expressions is decided from the first. See below. The fir
Re: Multiple Expressions on one attribute
by Oleg Pirogov 5 months ago
Won't changing the last line to "if(thisComp.layer("Control Panel").effect("NUMBER OF LINES 1, 2 or 3")("Slider") == 3) valueAtTime(t) else 0;" get you what you want
Finding the Global Scale Value of an object?
by Darryl Torke 7 years ago
I have a layer (result_layer) that uses the scale property of another layer for it's value. However, that secondary layer is a child of a parent that is scaled up by a few factors. When I use my expre
Re: Finding the Global Scale Value of an object?
by Oleg Pirogov 5 months ago
This gives an absolute scale (in %) of parented layer: L=thisComp.layer("CHILD_LAYER"); length(L.toWorld( 1,0,0 )-L.toWorld( 0,0,0 ))*100;
Split() Expression to two lines of text
by Ryan Kehn 5 months ago
Hello All, working with the Split() expression on some text. Referencing the composition title to change a text layer, and that works just fine, but what I'm trying to do is take that source text and
Re: Split() Expression to two lines of text
by Oleg Pirogov 5 months ago
Either I didn't get it right, or this should work: thisComp.name.split("_") 1 .replace(" ", "\n")
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after effects motion blur render problem?
by garcia marie 5 months ago
Hello, i have made a project on After Effects CC 2018, and at the end of every keyframe I had made a transition with motion blur. on the preview screen, it looks perfectly normal and the motion blur i
Re: after effects motion blur render problem?
by Oleg Pirogov 5 months ago
There is a number of things that can cause this. A detailed description with screenshots would help a lot and providing the project file would be perfect.
jagged edges when using alpha matte
by Wouter Dijkstra 5 months ago
Hi Guys, I'm having a mouth shape and use an alpha mask to mask out the teeth. But I see (even at 100% jagged edges. I tried suggestions from only fora like "Add Alpha" "Increasing from 16 to 32 bit"
Re: jagged edges when using alpha matte
by Filip Vandueren 5 months ago
Hi Wouter, it's a pain, but it actually makes sense: the edges are semitransparent, and in this way of compositing, you're adding semitransparent white on top of semitransparent black at the edges, th
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Oleg Pirogov liked this 5 months ago
Infinite shape scale loop - Does anyone have a solution?
by Razvan Peter 5 months ago
Does anyone have a solution Somehow I can't figure out this effect. I'm sure there's a simple solution, but I couldn't find one online. I tried loopOut cycle expression but can't figure out how to mak
Re: Infinite shape scale loop - Does anyone have a solution?
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 5 months ago
Hey Razvan, try effect 'Radio Waves'. It should give you the effect you want to achieve, as it accepts masks for wave type. Just create a solid, paste the mask, select it in the effects params and see
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Math.sin curve question
by Ilya Sire 5 months ago
Hi, I have this curve line in Z (white line), how can i have more like half circle (red line) please image below https: drive.google.com open id=1AOazN4yqClY98GZyiySxZkLf52khD7xr here i attached the a
Re: Math.sin curve question
by Oleg Pirogov 5 months ago
Change s=Math.abs(Math.sin(linear(time,0,1,0,1)*Math.PI)*300); to q1=thisComp.layer("Ellipse "+thisProperty.propertyGroup(1).name.split("-") 0 ).transform.position 0 ; q2=thisComp.layer("Ellipse "+thi
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Bolding specific words from dynamically sourced text
by Matt Miller 5 months ago
I am using a plug-in that references an external text file to dynamically populate different text fields in an After Effects composition. I need to be able to bold specific words within a text field a
Re: Bolding specific words from dynamically sourced text
by Oleg Pirogov 5 months ago
As Dan have said, you can't set part of a text to bold through expressions. You may, however, apply different stroke width to different parts of the text through text animator. Increasing stroke width
Script to create solid above currently selected layer.
by Daniel Hashimoto 2 years ago
I have a layer selected in my project, I want to create a solid directly above it in the layer stack. That's the specific help I need. Some more detailed context (if your'e curious): I work with motio
Re: Script to create solid above currently selected layer.
by James Ronan 2 years ago
Try using the .moveBefore() method. var myLayers, myComp; myComp = app.project.activeItem; myLayers = myComp.selectedLayers; array of selected layers var newSolid = app.project.activeItem.layers.addSo
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Oleg Pirogov liked this 6 months ago
Import 12fps precomp into 24fps precomp while retaining 12fps style
by Kory Fenton 2 years ago
I have a series of animations I'm creating for a client at 12fps in AE. The client likes the jittery feel at that frame rate. After the animation, the client wants to fade to their logo bumper... and
Re: Import 12fps precomp into 24fps precomp while retaining 12fps style
by Chris Wright 2 years ago
In the Advanced tab of the Composition Settings dialog box (Composition Composition Settings), choose Preserve Frame Rate When Nested https: helpx.adobe.com after-effects using precomposing-nesting-pr
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Oleg Pirogov liked this 6 months ago
Color text set with regex
by Anton Shushar 7 months ago
Hi, I am trying to color text that is between a number and a coma, something like this 0text, or 2something, So I'd rather use regex for this ( <=\d)( a-z +)( =,) But unfortunately I don't know
Re: Color text set with regex
by Oleg Pirogov 6 months ago
May you give me any of your contact My FB is in my profile, feel free to contact me there.
Andrei Popa 7 months ago
Hello Oleg. I could not help but notice your skill in after effects scripting/expressions. Maybe you could give me your twitter/facebook. Maybe someday one of us may need the help from the other. Looking forward to hear from you. Andrei.
Oleg Pirogov 7 months ago
Hi Andrei, Thanks! Sure, feel free to message me: https: www.facebook.com elazar.pirogov I 'm open to collaboration. Best regards, Oleg.
Stop loopOut smoothly?
by Klemens Hertha 7 years ago
Hi guys! Once again I need a little help please: I'm trying to stop the loopOut- and wiggle-expressions at a specified time, but smoothly! I don't want the values to suddenly jump back at the default
Re: Stop loopOut smoothly?
by Dan Ebberts 7 years ago
Something like this maybe: t = thisComp.layer("SLIDER CONTROL").effect("Slider Control TIME")("Slider"); fadeTime = 1; linear(time,t,t+fadeTime,loopOut(),value) Dan
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Oleg Pirogov liked this 7 months ago
Strange issue with text layer moving other layers in After Effects
by Laith Renno 8 months ago
Hi all, I am running into a strange issue with Adobe After Effects. I have several layers with video, each has a mask. I go to to the top of my layers, add a text layer and it starts moving other laye
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Re: Strange issue with text layer moving other layers in After Effects
by Laith Renno 6 months ago
UPDATE: I found the source of my issue today. If I start a new project, add a text layer with some text, then add a second text layer, one text layer moves the other when changing the position of the
What is faster? Time remapping or valueAtTime?
by Andrei Popa 8 months ago
Hello there. I am trying to get a trim paths from a shape to start at a certain point. I have 2 keyframes for it, first at the start of the layer and the ther some time after. What method would use le
Re: What is faster? Time remapping or valueAtTime?
by Alex Printz 8 months ago
yes, time remapping will be faster as Oleg showed. It has to do with how expressions run and how after effects renders; every time an expression is calling another value outside of itself to come in,
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Oleg Pirogov liked this 8 months ago
Tom Percival 8 months ago
Hi Oleg,

On the off chance that you have young children I can post you a copy of one of my picture books as a thank you for your help today. (Aftereffects is a hobby, writing kids books is my job) If you don't have young children then my thanks on it's own will have to do!

Cheers,

Tom
Oleg Pirogov 8 months ago
Thanks, I 'm sure the books are wonderful but I don 't have any children. And you 're welcome, I was happy to help!
After Effects Crashes When Opening Project
by John Doe 11 months ago
Hello again. This is really urgent to me. I've been working on a project for a bit, and all of sudden whenever I open it up, it starts throwing a lot of errors relating to plugins and crashes. Any hel
Re: After Effects Crashes When Opening Project
by Walter Soyka 11 months ago
What errors does it throw specifically Have you tried rebooting the computer If you can hold Shift while opening a project, Ae will close any open comps during load so they don't try to render right a
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Oleg Pirogov liked this 8 months ago
Script runs a function that doesn't exist anymore
by Oleg Pirogov 8 months ago
So there's a script: function a(){ alert("lol"); } a() I run it, then delete the function declaration: a() The app still runs it as if the declaration is still there. Feels like it caches the function
Re: Script runs a function that doesn't exist anymore
by Andrei Popa 8 months ago
Once you run a script, all the variables that are global are saved in memory until you restart your engine(AE here, but could be extendscript, illustrator etc). In order to not have this problem, you
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Oleg Pirogov liked this 8 months ago
create gradient along path.
by wim roegels 7 years ago
Hi, there are a couple of tutorials around, but unfortunatly I still have not found the right answer. AIM: I want to draw a mask and have a stroke for this mask, but with a gradient along (start black
Re: create gradient along path.
by Lance Clayton 9 months ago
This is a pretty decent workaround if you actually want the grandient's angle to follow a curved path. Essentially: 1. Draw your path 2. Use a 4 colour gradient ramp to generate the gradient points 3a
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Oleg Pirogov liked this 9 months ago
Set keyframe to have incoming hold?
by Harry Hoag 2 years ago
Hello! I think this is trickier than is sounds. I need to set a bunch of keyframes to have an incoming hold. If you right click on keyframes and click "toggle hold" it only holds the out going animati
Re: Set keyframe to have incoming hold?
by Mathias Möhl 2 years ago
I think Harry is right that there are situations where keyframes with incoming hold make a lot of sense. Note: incoming hold means that the value of the keyframe is hold BEFORE the actual keyframe, no
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Oleg Pirogov liked this 9 months ago
Weird pixels appearing on my viewer
by Bert Coleto 9 months ago
Please someone help me identify the cause for this weird pixels appearing on my viewer, It is the Plexus that is causing this but I guess it has something to do with my GPU (1050ti) Settings. Thanks
Re: Weird pixels appearing on my viewer
by Bert Coleto 9 months ago
Hi guys, I figured out what's causing these pixels. It's from an old "Noise" effect from Magic bullet Looks. I upgraded my Magic bullet Suite recently and there's a new "Noise" effect called Renoise.
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Glow Effect and transparent background mechanics
by Oleg Pirogov 9 months ago
Could anyone please give some reference or explain mechanics behind the standard Glow Effect I do some basic stuff. I get myself a star: And want to make it glow reasonably bright. So I apply the Glow
Re: Glow Effect and transparent background mechanics
by Max Haller 9 months ago
I think the glow looks like that because after effects needs a layer underneath for the glow to blend with, see how the glow operation is set to "add". With a transparent background there is no layer
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How to animate hair on a still photo on after effects?
by Nitai Lev-Oren 12 months ago
How do I animate hair on a still photo with out the puppet tool on after effects here is the example of the animation I need done in photoshop: https: youtu.be Aow__D9Mc04 t=340
Re: How to animate hair on a still photo on after effects?
by Anthony Possobon 9 months ago
Hey if you'd like to animate hair, I spent time creating a free script and tutorial just for that! Check it out below. Enjoy! https: youtu.be oiEjz_-8wfk
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