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Scott McGee

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July 15th 2016
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Renaming Solid Layer (Expression or Script)
by Scott McGee 3 years ago
Morning all, Brains a bit mush today. I have 5 layers 1: Bar 5 2: Bar 4 3: Bar 3 4: Bar 2 5: Bar 1 If I delete a layer (e.g Bar3), if I duplicate (e.g Bar 2) I end up with this. 1: Bar 5 2: Bar 4 3: B
Re: Renaming Solid Layer (Expression or Script)
by Scott McGee 3 weeks ago
Cheers Tomas, That expression and script saved me weeks of work, and even more so when I had to I had 24 hours to rebrand it all.
Horizontal scroll from specific starting position
by Gabriel Gama 4 weeks ago
Hello everyone! I'm trying to automate scroll of many objects on an horizontal axis, from left to right, and then disappear. The point is that the start position is important to alignment (manual repo
Re: Horizontal scroll from specific starting position
by Scott McGee 4 weeks ago
If I've read this right. You want to do something like this. Layer 1: xPos= (time * 150)-175 ; yPos = position 1 ; xPos , yPos Layer 2 +: padding = SPACE HOW YOU WANT IT; xPos = thisComp.layer(index-1
Remove source after execution
by Scott McGee 2 months ago
I have my script to import the first item from my folder. Once it has been imported another portion from the script is executed, after exporting, I want it to then remove the file from the folder. var
Re: Remove source after execution
by Scott McGee 2 months ago
This was my issue I forgot to check this box. Because I use alerts to flag errors I only came about this, when I removed the alert and it finally told me I needed to check this box.
setSettings()
by Scott McGee 3 months ago
I'm writing a script that exports from AE to AME. I've seen this feature "setSettings()" Also "queueInAME()" Can you combine the two There are certain export settings that only exist in AME and curren
Re: setSettings()
by Scott McGee 3 months ago
Hey Tomas, Majority of the time I need mp4, but I have a few machines that will only take mpeg2 and a few other formats, none of which After Effects export as. I'm currently using "queueInAME()", whic
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sourceRect text layers which play off each other.
by Chris Meadmore 4 months ago
Hi, I'm using sourceRect.time to scale a text layer to a specific width. Works great. Now I have 2 layers which have the same expression applied and I'm trying to rig them off each other. So: Layer A
Re: sourceRect text layers which play off each other.
by Andrei Popa 4 months ago
So you try to go for the largest layer, but not over 100 Layer1Width = thisComp.layer("LINE_01").sourceRectAtTime().width; Layer2Width = thisComp.layer("LINE_02").sourceRectAtTime().width; Layer3Width
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Scott McGee liked this 4 months ago
Script UI Oauth
by Scott McGee 5 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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Tomas Bumbulevičius liked this 5 months ago
Re: Script UI Oauth
by Scott McGee 4 months ago
Thank you that's what I was looking for. Doing basic test outside of my plug in I seem to be able to use it quite easily. You don't happen to know anywhere that dumbs this down a bit more. Or any loca
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Building Expressions Workflow: multiple layers referencing single code?
by Brian Nishii 7 months ago
Hello all you smart people! Here's a workflow question: I'm building a comp with a 100 layers that contains expressions on various parameters that uses layer index to drive stuff. So far so good and m
Re: Building Expressions Workflow: multiple layers referencing single code?
by Andrei Popa 7 months ago
Eval thing goes even beyond. You can even use evalfile() to get an expression from a text layer. I don't use very complicated expressions, but for those who do, a nice text editor like Atom, Sublime e
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Scott McGee liked this 6 months ago
Make Animation Library Plugin
by Nuwan Thilina 7 months ago
Hello Everyone, I wanted to know how to create an animation library plugin (Preview animation, Drag and drop to composition). I have seen several products online with very talented authors. I like to
Re: Make Animation Library Plugin
by Scott McGee 7 months ago
Unless anyone else has anything to offer. CEP HTML 5 is what you need to research. This will allow to show previews. Unsure about drag and drop, but there are multiple ways of inputting it. But the on
Center and Animate text position
by Magno Alves 7 months ago
Hello, first of all, I want to thank those who contribute in this forum where I already had a lot of doubts about expressions in After Effects. I've tried a lot of how to make animation based on expre
Re: Center and Animate text position
by Magno Alves 7 months ago
Thank you all for your help! I am very happy to always come in the forum and find answer to all my doubts of expressions in the after effects.
Scott McGee liked this 7 months ago
Expression that recognises 2 lines of text
by Deanna Keogh 7 months ago
Hi, Im trying to create a text box, using sourceReactAtTime that follows my text based on how many characters and lines there are. I've used this tutorial: https: www.youtube.com watch v=CVliDoNgoCg W
Re: Expression that recognises 2 lines of text
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 7 months ago
Deanna, below is compatible since CC14. Hope that helps. 13206_textboxes1to4linescc14.zip Find out more: After Effects Tutorials: motion design, expressions, scripting.
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Scott McGee liked this 7 months ago
scripting: fill color same as layer label color?
by Santi Agustí 10 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 10 months 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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Scott McGee liked this 9 months ago
Multiple position ease expression
by Scott McGee 12 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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Scott McGee liked this 12 months ago
Re: Multiple position ease expression
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 12 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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Scott McGee liked this 12 months ago
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 12 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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Scott McGee liked this 12 months ago
Text box padding in only X value and not Y Question
by Merlin Nation 1 year 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 1 year 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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Scott McGee liked this 1 year ago
selectLayers script
by Scott McGee 1 year 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 1 year 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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Scott McGee liked this 1 year ago
Creative COW Forums
by Creative COW 3 years ago
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Scott McGee liked this 1 year ago
How do you dock certain Script UI Panels?
by Benjamin Brown 3 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 1 year 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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Scott McGee liked this 2 years ago
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