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Tomas Bumbulevičius

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Expressions on inactive layers. Do they execute?
by Mike Mathes 1 day ago
Does anyone know if expressions still run on inactive layers (eye poked out) I also wonder if they still run on an active shape layer with the content containing an expression eyed out I would love to
Re: Expressions on inactive layers. Do they execute?
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 18 hours ago
While maybe someone will have a definite answer to this - heres what you could do. Render project expressions free. Render project with ALL expressions enabled. Render project with your 'partial' enab
Using text source to change name of composition AFTER EFFECTS
by Abd Alrahman Khankan 3 days ago
I have a project that has over 100 comps, the comps have 1 shape layer, and 2 text layers. My comps are named 1,2,3,4,5,...... I want the comp name as one of the text layers instead of 1,2,3,..... Exa
Re: Using text source to change name of composition AFTER EFFECTS
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 2 days ago
Hey Abd, not possible to achieve with expressions, only by scripting. Find out more: After Effects Tutorials: motion design, expressions, scripting. Boxer - Dynamic Text Boxes Template with a Live Pre
Card Wipe effect - Static X,Y position based on different resolutions
by Dustin Novacek 2 weeks ago
I am making myself some animated presets using the card wipe effect. I created the preset in a 1080p comp. But when I use the preset in a 1080x1920 or 1080x1080 comp then whatever I apply the preset t
Re: Card Wipe effect - Static X,Y position based on different resolutions
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 2 days ago
Dustin - looks like its not really the case, unless I misunderstand the use case scenario. What happening here, is that once you change resolution, position stays properly fixed as per expression sugg
Dynamically adjust position of shape layer to text
by Ricky London 4 days ago
Hi All, I would like to have the red shapelayer start at the beginning of the text and end at the last character of the text with alittle breathing room. i'm not sure where to start with the expressio
Re: Dynamically adjust position of shape layer to text
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 4 days ago
Hey Ricky, more information is needed about your layout and use case scenario. 1. Are you going to place this strictly in some area of the screen, or not 2. What flexibility is preferred to adjust the
How to remove a jittery effect from a zoom in animation without losing image quality?
by Héctor Moreno 6 days ago
I am working on a project with a visual artist who asked me to have a zoom in animation on a map, from the full view to a single pixel. This will be projected in an art gallery with several other piec
Re: How to remove a jittery effect from a zoom in animation without losing image quality?
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 6 days ago
Hector, thanks for explanation, this covers the topic well enough. Basically, you are working with pixels, thus its not possible to make them crisp. What you are seeing after 200k zoom is exactly what
ExtendScript - Populate text and effect
by chase wells 1 week ago
Greetings! I'm very new to extendscript and was wondering if somebody could give me a quick hand. I'm trying to accomplish a script that you can click a button which populates text with an effect adde
Re: ExtendScript - Populate text and effect
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 6 days ago
Hey Chase, what your current script does - it adds a text layer. However, what you do ask for - to populate text and effect (what effect ) added to it. Please let us know the following: 1. By populate
Merge multiple text layers into 1 text layer in AE
by Alice Le 6 days ago
Is there a script for AE to merge multiple text layers into 1 text layer in AE, keeping the respective size and or font of each line word There's a workaround which is to put the text in Illustrator,
Re: Merge multiple text layers into 1 text layer in AE
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 6 days ago
Hey Alice, not possible to script-change text formatting in a single layer with multiple options inside. Unless something has changed with CC19, but unlikely :) Find out more: After Effects Tutorials:
[Scripting] Batch add a comment to the top level composition in multiple projects
by Saxon Rix 6 days ago
I'm not sure if this is outside the scope AE scripting capabilities, but is it possible to add a specific comment to the top level comp not in a folder in a batch of AE project files without having to
Re: [Scripting] Batch add a comment to the top level composition in multiple projects
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 6 days ago
Hey Saxon, by saying top-level comp, you mean some particular comp in the project panel root, or all comps in the root Its possible, logic would be according these lines: 1. Loop through all items in
Auto-resize text box -> Box doesn't stay in place
by aniello ferrone 2 weeks ago
Hi masters, how are you I saw a lot of guide to self-resize box, but nobody seems to care about this problem. I made an auto-resize text box, and i really like this expression I used in the position o
Re: Auto-resize text box -> Box doesn't stay in place
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 7 days ago
Hey Aniello, try applying the following expression to shape's anchor point. It will stick in the middle for this case. In order to changes its anchor point placement, adjust value in the brackets, to
Is there anyway to separate the dimensions for scale?
by Eddie Scott 2 weeks ago
Right clicking on position in the transform tab will give you the option to fully separate the x and y of the position, is it possible to do the same for the scale property You can do it for Pos But n
Re: Is there anyway to separate the dimensions for scale?
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 7 days ago
Hey Eddie - you did it almost correct, the only change which was needed is to actually assign those 'sliders' to x and y variables, and not directly to parameter value. The reason why I pre-defined x
Adjusting line space based on the text layer scale
by Ken Kwong 3 weeks ago
Hey Guys! Feeling great to be here, I am currently working on a project, and trying to develop some expressions to help myself work smarter. And here are some details of what I am trying to achieve: I
Re: Adjusting line space based on the text layer scale
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 7 days ago
Hey Ken, sorry for my late response. There are few things to consider: 1. When you sourceRect for lines spacing, it kind of overrides resizing, this is why you can't successfully increase distance bet
Position objects relative to a dynamic text box using expressions
by Ben jique 3 weeks ago
I have a dynamic shape box which resizes to match the content of a text box. I need to align a number of objects to the shape layer as it expands. How do I pin these objects in position as the shape b
Re: Position objects relative to a dynamic text box using expressions
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 2 weeks ago
Hey Ben, in the past there was a similar request with crosses, which most likely you could adapt for your scenario (by replacing shapes in the corners to your own objects) Available here: https: forum
Illustrator layers off by 1 pixel
by Jeff Hinkle 2 weeks ago
This is driving me nuts. I'm working on a 3D box. Should be simple. Set it all up in Illustrator, set my sizes to round numbers to make the math easy, saved to AI, imported into AE as Composition-Reta
Re: Illustrator layers off by 1 pixel
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 2 weeks ago
Hey Jeff, while solution below won't solve anchor point offset - please check if 'continous rasterization' is set on imported layers. At least visually, it might help out. Find out more: After Effects
Color grains on damaged frame
by Federico Fiori 2 weeks ago
Hi, I've been working on an AE comp but recently got these red, green and blue grains on a couple of frames of my MP4 clip. The file doesn't seem to have any problems outside After Effects, no damaged
Re: Color grains on damaged frame
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 2 weeks ago
Hey Federico, do you see damaged frames in rendered output as well, or just in viewport If its a second option, try to look in the viewport with 'Full Resolution' and see if issue remains. If it does
A request for sports template authors
by Jerel Peterson 3 weeks ago
I'm not sure how many people on this forum make sports templates, but I'll post here regardless. I also posted it to the VideoHive forum. I do high school sports webcasts at 2 different schools, and u
Re: A request for sports template authors
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 2 weeks ago
Hey Jerel, you are right and not that much at the same time. First things first, most authors on VH are not that much aligned with "easy customisation" features on scale. They tend to create beautiful
Ignore the percent symbol (%) in Source Text when using it for calculations
by Paul Connors 3 weeks ago
Hi Guys. I'm using the source text from a text layer to do some calculations. Everything works great when just using numbers as the input (for example "37") but the system breaks when I input a percen
Re: Ignore the percent symbol (%) in Source Text when using it for calculations
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 3 weeks ago
And in addition to this, in case if you need specific number of decimals, (like one, or four, or whatever), add .toFixed(x), where x will generate amount of decimal values. Find out more: After Effect
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 Tomas Bumbulevičius 3 weeks ago
Hey Scott, nicely done! Just thought to give you heads up on this breakdown, as it seems you like to have hit a head into a wall for a while, until solution was found. Which, is much appreciated attit
Horse track game
by Benjamin Vermolen 2 months ago
Hi I have a question is it possible to recreate this (https: youtu.be 6thxHP9ODXI t=104) in after effects with random finishing horses
Re: Horse track game
by Andrei Popa 2 months ago
So i think you only talk about the race. Make one comp for each horse. Separate dimensions. Set x to middle of the comp. Modify y as you wish it to look. Add this expression to x. wiggle(0.1, width 2)
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If don't move, keeps rotating.
by Gus Favoreto 2 months ago
Hey Guys, I did part of a expression, but I don't know how to solve part of it. I need that the rotation keeps going when you don't have movement on "b" (y pos). I just knew how to do it when the Pos
Re: If don't move, keeps rotating.
by Andrei Popa 2 months ago
Is this what you are after a = time*20; b = transform.position 1 *-1; p = transform.position; if (p.velocityAtTime(time) 1 0) {a }else{ b } Andrei My Envato portfolio.
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Lower Third Box scales with multiple text lines
by Niall Mccormack 3 months ago
Hi all, I'm trying to make a lower third where the box scales to the size of the longest text string. I need there to be 2 separate text layers and the box extends to whichever one is longest. I'd rea
Re: Lower Third Box scales with multiple text lines
by Niall Mccormack 3 months ago
Thanks Tomas, I've actually found the solution I was looking for here: https: forums.adobe.com thread 2555925
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Auto-adjust text box/shape size.... but with a twist?
by Julie Mullins 3 months ago
Hey everybody, I'm using an expression that auto resizes rectangles behind text based on the length of text, but my CD wants something a little different. I need to keep this as easy as possible to us
Re: Auto-adjust text box/shape size.... but with a twist?
by Julie Mullins 3 months ago
Thank you!!!
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Best to keep AE project files & cache on external drives?
by Toby Groom 3 months ago
Hi all, I've been reading various blogs recently in the Never Ending Quest for After Effects optimisation. Regarding the best place to keep your AE project files and footage, not everyone agrees, but
Re: Best to keep AE project files & cache on external drives?
by Toby Groom 3 months ago
That's exactly the kind of info I was looking for, many thanks Tomas! Clearly seems to be worth the investment.
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AE Templates
by Nathan McAlpine 3 months ago
I make a lot of :30 and :15 spots and have to come up with new ideas and get them out the door quickly. To save time, I often I use Storyblocks or Videohive to grab After Effects templates. I feel lik
Re: AE Templates
by Joseph W. Bourke 3 months ago
How about creating your own "new ideas" is a bit of a misnomer here. If you're just buying templates, the ideas are not your own... Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
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A skew on the old 'legacy' issue of opening older AE projects
by jim lefevre 11 months ago
Hey guys. I am aware of the continual 'I need to open an old AE project in modern CC' threads but I have a slightly different skew on this. I have an old AE file which actually does open up in my curr
Re: A skew on the old 'legacy' issue of opening older AE projects
by jim lefevre 3 months ago
Walter! I've just realised with horror that I've never thanked you for this advice! Thank you so much! Better late than never! Jim www.jimlefevre.com
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Ease In to Linear (range mapping problem)
by Corrado Carlevaro 3 months ago
Hi, I wrote this post in Cinema 4D forum because I want an Xpresso setup, but it could be done with AE expressions: I want to write an Xpresso function to Ease In values at the beginning until normal
Re: Ease In to Linear (range mapping problem)
by Alex Printz 3 months ago
Fun thought experiment, lets talk it through a bit. Well, first let's think how we would draw this out in bezier curves. It would be 3 points to create the blue line; one (A) at the origin, one (C) at
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Stack Overrun in expression
by Julian Kauffmann 5 years ago
I wrote a script that copies certain layers into a new composition. It then generates expressions for the new layers properties (transform properties, puppet points and time remap) dynamically linking
Re: Stack Overrun in expression
by Dan Ebberts 5 years ago
I don't know how AE's memory allocation works, but I have wondered what impact a huge undo group could have. I would temporarily comment out the undo group and see if it makes a difference. Dan
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how do i create an xml file to automate multiple effects and layer duplications?
by Olly Coleman 3 months ago
Hey video freaks, Can anyone help me out here I want to automate a composition to duplicate a layer three times, switch the transfer mode of each layer to screen, apply multiple effects to each layer
Re: how do i create an xml file to automate multiple effects and layer duplications?
by Michael Szalapski 3 months ago
You're looking for a script to do what you're describing. (.jsx file). There's a whole WORLD of AE scripting out there! - The Great Szalam (The 'Great ' stands for 'Not So Great, in fact, Extremely Hu
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AE Preferences File... Guide??
by Royce Jennings 3 months ago
Hey guys, I'm wondering if there's a guide anywhere that explains each of the entries in the After Effects preferences file. (this is easily found under General Preferences, with the reveal button at
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Re: AE Preferences File... Guide??
by Walter Soyka 3 months ago
There's no documentation for prefs I've ever seen. Think of that prefs file like an old map: there be dragons! Maybe you can sail through easily, but maybe you'll get eaten. Make backup copies, and be
i7-7700k vs i9-9900k
by Dmitriy Ivanov 3 months ago
Hey guys! I'm dissatisfied with the performance in AE, especially when I'm working with heavy plugins like Particular, so I'm thinking about upgrading from i7-7700k to i9-9900k for better real-time pr
Re: i7-7700k vs i9-9900k
by Dmitriy Ivanov 3 months ago
Thank you for your answer! I just opened task manager, and indeed, AE used up almost all the reserved RAM. Definitely upgrading RAM
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Change Color of text inside parenthesis
by Raj Sha 3 months ago
Hello Everyone, This might sound simple to you, but I have 0 knowledge of expressions. I am trying to find a way to change color of a certain text in text box. Anything inside parenthesis should be of
Re: Change Color of text inside parenthesis
by Andrei Popa 3 months ago
Nvm, i got this. The kind of problem that does not go out of your head... var t = text.sourceText; var splitText = t.split("\r"); var regex = \(( ^) +)( =\)) g; function indexMatched(index
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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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Projecting a swimming pool onto a pool table
by Max Monty 3 months ago
So I tried a test in photoshop with pictures and it was super easy, and I thought looked decent. On the pool shot, I took a sharpie over my screen (over plastic) and lined up the swimming pool lines a
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Re: Projecting a swimming pool onto a pool table
by Richard Garabedain 3 months ago
this would be like 1 step in mocah...just draw the box once...make sure its alighned for the whole video then it will make the corner pins for you automatically
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Trouble finding and inserting slider expressions for count-up of numbers
by Reed Brown 4 months ago
Hello all experts! I've got an expression (see below) in an AE template for 3D Bars, and it contains an expression for the numbers to count up, but for the life of me, I can't find the right expressio
Re: Trouble finding and inserting slider expressions for count-up of numbers
by Reed Brown 4 months ago
Thanks for the links. Will give 'em a try. I found the "round off" in the AE template (amazing what you find when you open your eyes!), and will attempt to insert the comma code into the script. Thank
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Find Lines of Paragraph
by Ramiro Dall'Agnese 4 months ago
Hello, I'm looking for a way to detect how many lines a paragraph text box has. I need to tell a slider to adjust the size of a layer depending on the number of lines on the paragraph. Thanks in advan
Re: Find Lines of Paragraph
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 4 months ago
Divide the internal source rectangle height by line spacing and round to nearest integer and you'll have the number of lines. Since you can't read line spacing with an expression, you have to use a va
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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 Scott McGee 4 months ago
There's probably a better way. You can clamp your scale to not go above 100 for example. s = clamp(c,0,100); s,s
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Animating for LED screens for a convention
by Rob Mason 4 months ago
So a project came up where I need to create a looping animation for an LED screen. I ve never done this before and forgive my noob question...but how do I accomplish this Does it just come down to hav
Re: Animating for LED screens for a convention
by Walter Soyka 4 months ago
Make sure you get the delivery specs from the technical team responsible for playing back the media. Delivery format, codec, frame rate, and file naming can all matter. When in doubt on any of the spe
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Creating complex dynamic masks
by Liam Pope 4 months ago
Hi, I have created this wireframe overlay using a solid layer with many instances of the beam effect to generate the wires, which is tracked to the motion of the person. I intend on using this effect
Re: Creating complex dynamic masks
by Liam Pope 4 months ago
I was hoping to avoid rotoscoping if possible for this project. Thanks for the tip Kalleheikki, I found a solution similar to what you described. What I did was create a shape layer and draw the point
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