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Steve Sierra

Member Since:
April 7th 2017
90 Posts
a question about variables
by Assaf Goldlust 6 days ago
so im trying to learn about expression and about how they work from the book "after effect expressions" by marcus geduld (2009) and when he talked he said something i have hard time understanding: he
Re: a question about variables
by Steve Sierra 6 days ago
Hi, You're right, it does still work... On the other hand, if you write : "var Controller = transform.opacity", then you need to write "Controller" after it or it won't work, illustrating Marcus Gedul
Animate position in a big circle in 3D space
by Jason Jantzen 1 week ago
I'm trying to create a complex Particular line animation where multiple lines are animating around the center of the comp, but not on the same plane. So if you were to move the camera around all the l
Re: Animate position in a big circle in 3D space
by Steve Sierra 1 week ago
Hi, I tried to mess around with the echo effect and particular... I couldn't get what you want. The only way I see how to do this is to create many spiraled shape layers, or 3D stroke on solids, put t
How delay the expression Time*
by Fernando Huezo 7 months ago
Is possible delay the expression time*200 I mean that time*200 start to work two seconds after for example I try: time*200.valueAtTime(time-2) but not works! I don't know how to apply two times the ti
Re: How delay the expression Time*
by Steve Sierra 7 months ago
Hi, This should work for you : if (time<2){200}else{200+((time-2) * 1000)}; Cheers !;)
position Y loop issue
by Miguel Alva 8 months ago
Hello, I am new to this forum. Nice to e-meet you. I had look for this answer and I can't find a solution. I have this code: I have a shape layer. I want this layer to scroll from the top to the botto
Re: position Y loop issue
by Steve Sierra 8 months ago
Hi again, What you can do, is make a master layer with the expression on it, hide it if you want. Then, you put this expression on the other layers position property : a = 3; thisComp.layer("Main").tr
Expression checkbox to turn EXPRESSION on/off?
by Julie Mullins 8 months ago
Hi, I'm working on an animation where the elements in a scene are black line art with some of the elements colored in blue kind of "offset" behind the lines. (For example, one character is all black l
Re: Expression checkbox to turn EXPRESSION on/off?
by Steve Sierra 8 months ago
Hi, You can transition from shape to shape directly in one shape path. You create a path for every shape in your animation, create a key, and copy past it to your main shape path at the right time. Th
mouth-animation, get keyframes form precomp (with framesToTime) without playing other states
by Georg Hübler 8 months ago
Hello there, i am animating a character. In a pre-comp i set 10 different mouthpositions every 25th frame. There are many pixelbased layers from Photoshop which i transformed with puppetpins into ever
Re: mouth-animation, get keyframes form precomp (with framesToTime) without playing other states
by Steve Sierra 8 months ago
Hi, I think you should check this out : http: www.motionscript.com design-guide marker-sync.html ;)
If/Else Conditional with an Array
by Paul Connors 8 months ago
Hi Guys. I've worked out a solution for my problem, but I feel it's convoluted and unnecessarily clumsy. I stumbled across whispers and shadows of being able to use an array with If Else conditional s
Re: If/Else Conditional with an Array
by Steve Sierra 8 months ago
Hi, I haven't tested it, but I think this should work too: StatsCats = thisComp.layer("Number of Stats Categories").text.sourceText; NumCol = thisComp.layer("Number of Columns").text.sourceText; if(St
Out of range error with layer index
by Eva Lepik 8 months ago
Hey, I am trying to link camera's focus distance to a chosen layer. The layer can be chosen (and keyframed) with a slider. I have also added a Math.round expression to controller slider. But the expre
Re: Out of range error with layer index
by Steve Sierra 8 months ago
Hi again, Try putting your clamp in your n variable... n = clamp(thisComp.layer("CONTROLS").effect("Focus on layer")("Slider"), 5, thisComp.numLayers); Z = thisComp.layer(n).transform.position 2 ; Z-(
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