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Scott McGee

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July 15th 2016
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link a layers Y position to another layers y scale
by Conor McLaughlin 1 week ago
I'm trying to link a layers Y position to another layers y scale. Is their an expression I can use Here is my project: https: imgur.com a fbjc08o As the pink walls scale up, I want the green cube top
Re: link a layers Y position to another layers y scale
by Scott McGee 5 days ago
If you want the green top layer to move on the y position. Someone might have a better expression to link something to the edge. But this is the idea you want. x = value 0 y = thisComp.layer(index+1).
JSON Data expression problem
by Javier Rodriguez 1 week ago
Hi, I'm trying to start the data graph json tutorial. The original expression to get the country name is this: eval("var x=" + footage("csvjson.json").sourceText); x 0 .name; The problem is that i can
Re: JSON Data expression problem
by Scott McGee 5 days ago
Json is funny about spaces. I would write it like this personally. txt = footage("Country.json").sourceData; txt "Country Name" The above then allows for spaces. Normally if you didn't have spaces in
Multiple position ease expression
by Scott McGee 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 4 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 3 weeks 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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Using A Layer Position to Control a specific range value?
by Robert Merritt 3 weeks ago
Ive been trying to see if I can figure this out for a couple days, so I wanted to see if anyone can help me here... This is what im trying to achieve. I have a source text (with a slider in its effect
Re: Using A Layer Position to Control a specific range value?
by Scott McGee 3 weeks ago
This will work if you want it to go from 0-25 based on the Comps height. x = value 0 ; y = effect("Slider Control")("Slider") * thisComp.height 25; x,y If you have a fiddle, you can update it so it do
aerender script
by Scott McGee 2 months ago
What I'm currently doing. Using the new JSON feature I update my data using a JSON file, using aerender this works fine. The only flaw is that it runs awfully slow rendering it out. What I can do. if
Re: aerender script
by Scott McGee 2 months ago
This appears to work using osascript, but is there a way using -noui tell application "Adobe After Effects CC 2018" open " Users scott Desktop MessAround.aep" DoScriptFile " Users scott Desktop Source
Text box padding in only X value and not Y Question
by Merlin Nation 2 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 2 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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Create a bar which grows over time of the comp.
by Martijn van Moock 2 months ago
Hi! I'm trying to make a bar grow over time of the comp. So I'm searching for an expression that gives me the current time, in the percentage where 100% is the total of the comp. Does someone know wha
Re: Create a bar which grows over time of the comp.
by Scott McGee 2 months ago
Simple answer is no. You can only transfer so much over, but whatever the length of the project is in After Effects. Is what it will be. Ways around it, if you know that your projects are never going
selectLayers script
by Scott McGee 4 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 4 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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by Creative COW 2 years ago
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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 6 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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