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Tomas Bumbulevičius

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Can't read filepath as File() makes whitespace to %20
by Crystal Goh 2 months ago
Hi, my script reads and takes data from a .txt outside of itself. It actually works until when I placed the .txt file into the ScriptUI Folder heres the issue atm var filPathStr = " Program Files Adob
Re: Can't read filepath as File() makes whitespace to %20
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 2 months ago
Hey Crystal, few ideas and suggestion from my end: 1. It is wise to use space-separators instead of spaces in file names, thus then you don't need to bother much about spacing compatibilities, especia
Breaking up text into even lines
by TIneke van Schalkwyk 2 months ago
I would like my headlines to automatically break into multiple lines evenly instead of just wrapping the text and ending up with one word on a line. So far I have this script but I'm losing the last w
Re: Breaking up text into even lines
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 2 months ago
Hey Tlneke, could you please also share a phrase which gets lost Just in case it relates to specific character count, testing this with exactly the same phrase would be the best. Cheers! Find out more
Could this be a simple script?
by Tom Szymanski 3 months ago
Hi, I've never tried scripting before and would like to give it a shot, but for now, just need some help with what's probably a simple script. I have a project with a ton of compositions with text in
Re: Could this be a simple script?
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 3 months ago
Hey Tom, in a worst case scenario what you could do - open all comps and autocrop them manually. 1. Open all comps. 2. Do your shortcut for Autocrop. 3. Click Ctrl command + W to close active comp. 4.
Checking text field for line breaks?
by Cameron Foxly 3 months ago
Hi there! I'm trying to create some auto formatting for a mograph template that'll be handed off to an editor, and I'm running into a problem I'm not sure how to solve. Hopefully you expression wizard
Re: Checking text field for line breaks?
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 3 months ago
Just case - if not a casual line break is added - the 'r' regex won't work in those cases. You need to take into account this in case return carriage is used: '\x03' Find out more: Motion Graphic
Creating an animated bar
by Shane Brown 3 months ago
Hello, I'm fairly new to using expressions in After Effects. I'm looking to create a bar that scales only on the X-axis from left to right with a wiggle effect so that the scale will randomly bounce b
Re: Creating an animated bar
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 3 months ago
In addition to what Filip recommended, I would suggest the following: 1. Keep every bar shape layer, for easier contents access. 2. In order to easily duplicate contents, set every following layer's Y
Solid color fill change with layer underneath over time
by Ellie Kings 3 months ago
Hi everyone, I am very new to expressions in AE. Would anyone be able to help me figure out how to change a solid color filled shape that sits above a video clip that is meant to mask a portion of the
Re: Solid color fill change with layer underneath over time
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 3 months ago
Hey Ellie, glad to hear you been able to figure this out, and thats for a heads up! Yet sometimes the change of tint might make color-matching off in those 'shifting interpolation' moments, so use col
pasting spreadsheet data into keyframes / linking spreadsheets to ae
by james sandifer 3 months ago
I'm using after effects CC2020 on mac os 10.14.4 Trying to create a bar chart race using data from a spreadsheet. Each bar is a shape layer path with trim paths attached. The % on the trim paths is th
Re: pasting spreadsheet data into keyframes / linking spreadsheets to ae
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 3 months ago
Hey Filip, but what about Y comparison between the lines Do you have an idea for this For me it looks like huge bottleneck to compare these with expressions as the author is planning to do one way or
Animated text locked to a specific position
by Jo Causse 3 months ago
Hi all, I have been searching everywhere for a solution to what seems to be a simple problem but no luck so far. I have a multiple-lines block of text (over 500 lines) that I am simply animating by ha
Re: Animated text locked to a specific position
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 3 months ago
Hey Jo, in addition to opacity, include scale into Text Animation. Set it to zero - and magic will happen (: I been confused with this myself in the past too, until I noticed that adding 'Scale' does
Adding line breaks to a block of text based on character length
by TIneke van Schalkwyk 3 months ago
I'm trying to automatically break headline text into 2 or 3 lines EVENLY. The parameters would be something like: If text length 40 characters add line break to 1 2 way (not breaking words) If text le
Re: Adding line breaks to a block of text based on character length
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 3 months ago
Tineke - then caps lock in the first post on 'evenly' does not really make sense. Reason - IF you have a superlongtextinoneline this won't work nicely ! (: Find out more: Motion Graphics Design & Afte
scripting 101
by Sebastian Moreno 6 months ago
Hi everyone, I am trying to get deeper into scripting but I want to improve the noob way i do it until now. Question: I have defined a variable --- var mycomp in a function. then I want to use that va
Re: scripting 101
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 5 months ago
Sebastian - where exactly return mycomp doesn't work Could you share the following: 1. How do you call the function 1 in 'main area' of your script 2. How do you defined retrieved variable from functi
How's business right now? (Also, what and where?) And how are YOU doing?
by Tim Wilson 7 months ago
The news has been so full of "okay, everybody's working at home" or "everybody SHOULD work at home" that it's easy to forget that not everyone in the world of video production has been granted this op
Re: How's business right now? (Also, what and where?) And how are YOU doing?
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 7 months ago
There is a good saying - you always need to have plan B. Ideally, C and D behind. It is a good time to reflect on owns capabilities in different fields. Especially, even if you are not affected by thi
How can I 'toggle hold keyframe' or start and stop and expression?
by kevin tang 8 months ago
Hi, I am trying to make a wiggle expression start and end at a certain point. I have tried using a slider. but it doesn't work with toggle hold keyframe. Further, I don't want a gradual interpolation
Re: How can I 'toggle hold keyframe' or start and stop and expression?
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 8 months ago
Hey Kevin, this might be useful to understand and improve randomSeed: https: www.schoolofmotion.com blog random-expression-after-effects Find out more: After Effects Tutorials: motion design, expressi
AEScritp_Copy and paste every text layer in a single comp
by Matteo Di Febo 8 months ago
Hello I have tons of compositions with just one text-layer for each one and I need to copy and paste every text-layer in a new comp. I tried to work with the code but I didn't find any solution. Someo
Re: AEScritp_Copy and paste every text layer in a single comp
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 8 months ago
Hey Matteo, where you are copying those text layers Is it a matter of 'layer-copying as a whole' or 'layer's text source' As well as, why you are doing it Find out more: After Effects Tutorials: motio
Script (for Kbar etc) to drop keyframes automatically (say two keyframes, 30frames apart, values 0 and 100 for a fade in)
by Lance Clayton 9 months ago
Hi, As the title says - is there a script (for Kbar etc) to drop keyframes automatically (say two keyframes, 30frames apart, values 0 and 100 for a fade in). There is exactly that function in KEYboard
Re: Script (for Kbar etc) to drop keyframes automatically (say two keyframes, 30frames apart, values 0 and 100 for a fade in)
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 9 months ago
Hey Lance - is this feature required for opacity changes only If so, you can just create those keyframes by hand, and save animation as a preset. Then, load that preset into Kbar and you are good to g
Simple script modification (I think?)
by Chaz Chester 9 months ago
Hi, I've been using After Effects for about 8 years now, and I've recently been experimenting with modifying free, unprotected scripts to improve my workflow. I'm still fairly new to ExtendScript, so
Re: Simple script modification (I think?)
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 9 months ago
Chaz, you are welcome! While myself I landed into Extendscript with previous programming experience & knowledge, the courses from David Torno were amazing to begin with: https: www.provideocoalition.c
Horse track game
by Benjamin Vermolen 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
Thank you!!!
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Best to keep AE project files & cache on external drives?
by Toby Groom 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 years 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 6 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 6 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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