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Ryan McAdam

Member Since:
September 28th 2015
18 Posts
TextDocument.fontStyle does not work - any thoughts?
by Ryan McAdam 1 year ago
Hey all, I know this is a scripting question and not an expression question but I didn't see a scripting form. Windows 10 After Effects 2018 v15.1.2 Font using: Gotham I'm creating a UI tool that lets
Re: TextDocument.fontStyle does not work - any thoughts? [SOLVED]
by Ryan McAdam 1 year ago
I got a suggestion from David Torno. He suggested I set the text font and style manually then read the value via script. The script value returned was different from the UI value I input manually. So
AE Script: How to set "File.openDialog()" filters?
by Ryan McAdam 2 years ago
Hey, Right now I use File.openDialog("prompt", undefined, true); to select multiple files of any kind from the open dialog window. I'm trying to figure out how to limit a selection to a specific file
Scripting in Premiere Pro - Where to start
by Ryan McAdam 3 years ago
I've been writing automation scripts in After Effects for a while now and am familiar with the process and documentation. I'd like to write some similar scripts for Premiere CC(2015) ,but finding any
Re: Scripting in Premiere Pro - Where to start
by Ryan McAdam 2 years ago
Yes, I'm still looking. Anything you have would be great. Ryan
How to reload an external Javascript file.
by Ryan McAdam 3 years ago
Hey all, I'm referencing an external .jsx file from my existing .jsx file using #include. It works fine but when I want to update the code in the external .jsx the changes done seem to carry over when
Re: How to reload an external Javascript file.
by Ryan McAdam 3 years ago
I will give that a try. Thanks, Dan. I don't suppose you know how to convert the position of a mask vertice on one layer to match the position of a shape vertice on another layer. Shape vertices seem
How to get Shape vectors from an existing shape.
by Ryan McAdam 3 years ago
I'd like to get the shape vectors from an existing shape and apply them to a mask shape property on another layer that contains an image. I know how to do this by hand but I'm writing a tool that need
AE Path copy past offset problems
by Ryan McAdam 3 years ago
I'm experimenting with whiteboard animation in After Effects. I keep running into offset issues when copying a path to a different layer's position or anchor point properties. Doesn't always happen bu
Re: AE Path copy past offset problems
by Ryan McAdam 3 years ago
Thanks for the reply. I'll check out that project and tutorial.
[ExtendScript] Get the index of a new item
by Charlie Leroy 5 years ago
Hello guys, I have been looking for some time a way to get the index of an item if I know its name. In my scene I have one main comp and several subcomp What I want to do is: Duplcate all the comp and
Re: [ExtendScript] Get the index of a new item
by Ryan McAdam 3 years ago
I realize this answer is a bit late but here is a function written to find the index of an item among the items collection by name. In other words it will find and return the index of an item from amo
Why do 720p and 1080p videos need to ram preview? Why not just play?
by Ryan McAdam 4 years ago
I understand why an animation with many effects, or a video with Post Processing needs to ram preview in order to see a real time preview. But, I don't understand why a video that comes in as it is ne
Re: Why do 720p and 1080p videos need to ram preview? Why not just play?
by Ryan McAdam 4 years ago
That does help. Thank you for the detailed explanation.
Between to linear key frames my image position animation stutters. Why?
by Ryan McAdam 4 years ago
1:30 sec video with narration demonstrating the problem: Video I've got a premiere (cs6) clip linked with and after effects(cs6) comp. The comp has a still image with an animated position. There are o
Re: Between to linear key frames my image position animation stutters. Why?
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 4 years ago
If you haven't already, you could try simplifying the matter by using Premiere position keyframes to do the same motion.
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