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Scott McGee

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July 15th 2016
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Animation Menu
by Mohammed Omidvar 4 days ago
Hi, Is there a possibility to make a menu for your animation So imagine you have a character with 3 animations in its comp. Lets say "Run Animation" "Jump Animation" "Falling Animation" I know you can
Re: Animation Menu
by Scott McGee 3 days ago
Simple answer is yes. I can think of a few ways you can accomplish this, but I left this up to my assistant to do as she was better than me with animation cycles. So you can build a plugin script that
Right aligned text - sourceRectAtTime
by Lucy-Rae Naylor 1 week ago
First of all I'm not very versed in code, just know my way to get by.. I have a lower third which I need to come on from the right, and be right aligned. For the left lower third I've just used.. Size
Re: Right aligned text - sourceRectAtTime
by Scott McGee 1 week ago
Hey Lucy, Try this content("Rectangle 1").content("Rectangle Path 1").size 1 I'd normally set my anchor point to achieve this rather than put it in the position of the shaper layer contents. so my anc
scripting: fill color same as layer label color?
by Santi Agustí 2 months ago
Hi! Do you know if is it possible (via scripting) to make the color of a fill effect, be the same as the layer's label color I guess it's not possible without retrieving the actual rgb label colors fr
Re: scripting: fill color same as layer label color?
by Santi Agustí 1 month ago
thanks Scott for your help! I think I found a workaround here https: forums.adobe.com thread 1354211 but at the same time, I was thinking on a plan B for that issue (also, maybe the user has a lot of
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AE expression that turns on a layer only if a certain layer is on?
by Tara Devlin 2 months ago
Hi Everyone, Does anyone know where I can find an expression that turns on a layer (via opacity) only if a certain layer is also on Is that possible Thanks, Tara
Re: AE expression that turns on a layer only if a certain layer is on?
by Scott McGee 2 months ago
Just realised when testing it, I didn't write it the other way round. It wants to be 0 else 100 :)
AE Scripting: JSX parsing JSON file already in Project
by Quba Michalski 3 months ago
Hey, I am working on a project which requires me to automate creation of comps and layers based on a JSON file. I managed to successfully write a JSX script that reads an external JSON file and does t
Re: AE Scripting: JSX parsing JSON file already in Project
by Scott McGee 3 months ago
Quba I cracked it, this will work. You'll have to adapt to get it to work for yourself. I just wanted it to alert an object in my Json to make sure it worked. var w = new Window("palette","Test",undef
Multiple position ease expression
by Scott McGee 4 months ago
I have 20 text layers. different amount of lines per text layer It comes on from the top left side and then when the next on comes in moves down underneath, then the next one comes on from the side an
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Re: Multiple position ease expression
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 4 months ago
Hi Scott, sounds good -- hope that works out! I thought of another possibility, in case it doesn't: How about tying the y position of a layer to the y position of the layer above it plus an offset tha
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Create Line Break After X Number of Characters
by Bryce Poole 5 years ago
Hello, I have a lower third that I've created in after effects that I would like to be editable in Premiere using CC 2014's new template text feature. There are two lines on the lower third and I'd li
Re: Create Line Break After X Number of Characters
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 4 months ago
This should work for any number of lines. Ripped it from an old project of mine and simplified some. Set the char_per_line variable to the number of characters you want. The text will break only on th
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Text box padding in only X value and not Y Question
by Merlin Nation 5 months ago
Hi all, firstly you ve helped me a lot on here in the past and thank you for that! I have an expression that has been working well for automatically setting the size of a background box based on the t
Re: Text box padding in only X value and not Y Question
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 5 months ago
The problem is that the value of title.height changes depending on your text. I would suggest rounding the value to the closest multiple of the line spacing to avoid this issue. Should be something li
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selectLayers script
by Scott McGee 7 months ago
I understand that selected layers, requires a bit more brain hurt, but to get a selected item for(var i = 0; i <= 3 ; i++ ){ b i .onClick = (function(i){ return function() { app.beginUndoGroup("Add
Re: selectLayers script
by James Ronan 7 months ago
Hey Scott. Here's a rough example of a window with 3 buttons, that adds or replaces the fill effect across all selected layers: Hope that helps! var win = new Window('dialog', "Test"); var btnAry = ;
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Creative COW Forums
by Creative COW 3 years ago
https: forums.creativecow.net
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How do you dock certain Script UI Panels?
by Benjamin Brown 2 years ago
So for example, I use Ease and Wizz and other ScriptUI Panels all the time, but I don't know how to dock them in AE like you would the project window or the timeline or something like that. Can this b
Re: How do you dock certain Script UI Panels?
by Scott McGee 9 months ago
Is there a way to make your panel dockable when launched through another. To keep my script tidy and separate. I have a few different scripts that are launched via a menu. Is there a way to make these
Date given + 7 or something else
by Scott McGee 2 years ago
I'm given an upload date in a text file. example 2017-08-08 I need an expression that will take this static date and add 7. So that it works out current date might be 2017-08-10; date1 = 20170808 date
Re: Date given + 7 or something else
by Dan Ebberts 2 years ago
Couldn't you just create your date object, convert it to milliseconds with D.getTime(), add 7 days worth of milliseconds, and create a new Date object from that Dan
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