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Tomas Bumbulevičius

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June 3rd 2012
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calculate complimentary colors from shape layer
by Luke Jaeger 1 week ago
hi all, I have a comp with multiple lights and I'd like to be able to control the hues of the lights parametrically. I can create a shape layer and a light, and use an expression to make the light col
Re: calculate complimentary colors from shape layer
by Dan Ebberts 1 week ago
Try it this way: masterCol = (thisComp.layer("Shape Layer 1").content("Fill 1").color) ; hslCol = rgbToHsl(masterCol) ; hue = hslCol 0 ; sat = hslCol 1 ; lum = hslCol 2 ; newHue = (hue + .5)%1; newCol
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Problems With Track Matte and Set Matte for Precomp with Collapse Transformations toggled
by Cameron Pinegar 1 week ago
Hi, I'm stumped with a simple issue but I can't find a workaround on any existing forums. I'm building a mouth for a character that exists inside a precomp. I need to be able to scale the mouth infini
Re: Problems With Track Matte and Set Matte for Precomp with Collapse Transformations toggled
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 1 week ago
Hey Cameron, do the following: 1. Duplicate 'Mouth_Shape' layer twice. Call it 'Mouth Matte' 2. Link its 'rectangle size' to original 'Mouth_Shape' (in case you distort it, duplicate mattes will follo
Expressions: Determining width of a text layer
by Jakub Michalski 13 years ago
I was wondering if anyone figured out a way to determine the width of a text layer (in AE 6.0 Pro) via expressions. The typical layer("name").width property behaves similarly to a comp-sized solid or
Re: Expressions: Determining width of a text layer
by peter garvin 1 week ago
Came across this thread looking for the same answer. Found a solution where you can set a slider to determine the character count at which to line break. Make your text layer as point text and use thi
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What is faster? Time remapping or valueAtTime?
by Andrei Popa 1 week ago
Hello there. I am trying to get a trim paths from a shape to start at a certain point. I have 2 keyframes for it, first at the start of the layer and the ther some time after. What method would use le
Re: What is faster? Time remapping or valueAtTime?
by Alex Printz 1 week ago
yes, time remapping will be faster as Oleg showed. It has to do with how expressions run and how after effects renders; every time an expression is calling another value outside of itself to come in,
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Footage with alpha channel but no luma matte
by Martin McHugh 1 week ago
Please help before I go crazy. I bought some footage from shutterstock which said it had alpha channel. So I presumed bg was transparent and I could just drop into ae. But it just sits there with blac
Re: Footage with alpha channel but no luma matte
by Daniel Waldron 1 week ago
What is the clip of Sometime stock sellers will say it has an alpha channel, when really they expect the editor to change the transfer mode to Screen or Add. I've seen this with dust, fire, etc. It so
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Rotation counter
by Frank Johnson 2 weeks ago
It seems simple with expressions but I haven't been able to get it to work. I need the number text to change with every rotation. The counter reads "0.000" at the start but when the item rotates 5 tim
Re: Rotation counter
by Frank Johnson 1 week ago
Amazing! This is for a museum so you've made the world a better place... Seriously, much thanks Frank
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Omino snake effect and effect pre-comp disappear when rendering
by Jem Maybank 1 week ago
Hi there, I'm animating this snake game-themed video, where the snake loops around the composition. The effect I'm using to move the snake is Omino Snake, which works fine in preview but the pre-comp
Re: Omino snake effect and effect pre-comp disappear when rendering
by Jem Maybank 1 week ago
Hey Tomas, Great! It worked! Thanks for the idea
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Best workflow for a complex video animation?
by Anne Green 1 week ago
Hi all! How are you I've done a complex intro which involves the animation of a lot of elements through time. I was wondering what would the best way to render it is My computer is not very powerful s
Re: Best workflow for a complex video animation?
by Ken Teutsch 1 week ago
If you decide to try to grind it out directly from AE, consider exporting it as an image sequence, then re-encoding that into a video file. That way, if your computer chokes during the render, you hav
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Locating and styling a specific word in a textfield.
by Craig Kristensen 1 month ago
Hi everyone. I have a super specific problem that I just can't figure out. I have a dynamic texfield ("TextA")that get populated via a JSON file and I need to find a way to select one of the words and
Re: Locating and styling a specific word in a textfield.
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 1 week ago
Sorry, assuming you define 'curText' as below! curText = thisLayer("Text")("Source Text"); newLines = curText.split("\\r").length-1 + curText.split("\
After effects : cannot trim end of layer
by Adel Idris 1 week ago
Hello Guys, I can never trim the last part of the layer. When I slide to see the end it never comes. It is like there is an infinite layer at the end that can t be trimmed but when watching YouTube vi
Re: After effects : cannot trim end of layer
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 1 week ago
Adel, see if any of these could help you: a) If comp is already created - edit that comp's settings to extend length significantly. Then you should be able to see full layer picture, from In to Out. L
Parent to an object in another Comp
by Johan Nordström 8 years ago
Hi! I'm so new att expressions, and i'm sure this has been up on the forum before.. but im having a hard time finding the answer. Here we go. I want a pre-composed shape layer to parent to a layer in
Re: Parent to an object in another Comp
by Oleg Pirogov 2 weeks ago
In general, rotation and scale can be retrieved through observing the transformation of unit vector from child vector space to comp's vector space. I.e.: child = thisComp.layer("Child Layer") unit vec
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rotate shape around center while scaling
by Kees Fluitman 2 weeks ago
I simply have a square that rotates around it's center (the anchor point). But when I scale the shape itself (not the layer of course), the anchor point does not shift, so the rotation is not around i
Re: rotate shape around center while scaling
by Kees Fluitman 2 weeks ago
Your questions made me think of a solution. At first I refused to put the shape in the center of it's layer. Because I wanted to have the end result in the corner of my screen, rotating and scaling. T
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Rendering taking a very long time
by Charlie Herrick 2 weeks ago
I have a 40 min. long video in After Effects of a person sitting, talking in front of a green screen. The green has been keyed out using Keylight (with the key cleaner suppressor combo). I've also add
Re: Rendering taking a very long time
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 2 weeks ago
Hey Charlie, to understand this better: 1. What are the footages specs which you were editing 2. Do you render through Render Queue or Media Encoder 40minutes of output render is significant length -
Composition window columns keep changing order
by Ilias Papadopoulos 2 weeks ago
Hi all, I have a nice workspace saved just as I want it and whenever I load a project that an other animator did, although I get the proper placement of panels (Effects, Character, Paragraph Align etc
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Re: Composition window columns keep changing order
by Michael Szalapski 2 days ago
You should be able to double-click on your workspace name at the top of AE to reset it to the way you have it set up. - The Great Szalam (The 'Great ' stands for 'Not So Great, in fact, Extremely Humb
Expression to select and affect specific characters in a text
by Enrique Rovira 4 years ago
Ok so I have been trying to find this all over the internet but no luck so far. I am trying to create an expression in a text layer so that a specific character is found in the text, like this bullet
Re: Expression to select and affect specific characters in a text
by Dan Ebberts 2 weeks ago
This should work: txt = text.sourceText.replace( \r \n \r g,''); myChar = " "; txt textIndex-1 == myChar 100 : 0 Dan
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Opacity based on RGBA from sampleImage
by Royce Jennings 2 weeks ago
So I have a video layer with only 2 rgba states, back and forth at various times.. and I want to use the rgba change to trigger the opacity on and off for another layer. As a test, I made a text layer
Re: Opacity based on RGBA from sampleImage
by Dan Ebberts 2 weeks ago
I'm surprised that it works at all, because videoDetect should be an array of rgba values, so I would have guessed that parseInt() would have returned NaN if you feed it an array, but apparently it fi
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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 Tomas Bumbulevičius 2 weeks ago
Paul, I would say the best way to achieve this is to split and push 'range of text' into array of lines. Then, linking each of array member to new text layer's source. By changing the 'chars per line'
Expression Controls options for Source Text property of text layer
by Jeff Kay 1 month ago
As best I can tell all of the various property for a text element are contained in the Source Text property. This includes not only font, face, type, alignment, color, etc, but also the copy. Is there
Re: Expression Controls options for Source Text property of text layer
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 1 month ago
If that happened, the probable explanation is that AE used the last character settings that you had used when you created the new text frame, so the font, color. etc. were already set in the text box,
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Very difficult footage for motion tracking
by Jesse Bowen-Saunders 2 weeks ago
So I've scoured the internet and not a lot of places tend to deal with the issue I'm facing. I'm animating a lyric video for a client who has previously shot a bunch of footage of a drummer. The foota
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Re: Very difficult footage for motion tracking
by Dave LaRonde 2 weeks ago
As you were scouring the internet did you find references to the phrase, "we'll fix it in post" I'm afraid that's what you're up against -- a person's assumption that computers can fix ANYTHING! They
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Script runs a function that doesn't exist anymore
by Oleg Pirogov 2 weeks ago
So there's a script: function a(){ alert("lol"); } a() I run it, then delete the function declaration: a() The app still runs it as if the declaration is still there. Feels like it caches the function
Re: Script runs a function that doesn't exist anymore
by Andrei Popa 2 weeks ago
Once you run a script, all the variables that are global are saved in memory until you restart your engine(AE here, but could be extendscript, illustrator etc). In order to not have this problem, you
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After Effects Crashes When Opening Project
by Nicholas Harris 3 months ago
Hello again. This is really urgent to me. I've been working on a project for a bit, and all of sudden whenever I open it up, it starts throwing a lot of errors relating to plugins and crashes. Any hel
Re: After Effects Crashes When Opening Project
by Walter Soyka 3 months ago
What errors does it throw specifically Have you tried rebooting the computer If you can hold Shift while opening a project, Ae will close any open comps during load so they don't try to render right a
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Outputting frame sequence but only every Nth frame
by Robert Newton 2 weeks ago
Hi, I'm creating photogrammetry derived models from drone footage. The software I use to create the models works from frame sequences. Only it does not need the thousands of frames created when I spit
Re: Outputting frame sequence but only every Nth frame
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 2 weeks ago
On a different note, assuming that this is a repetitive task of exporting, and footage of drone is with constant frame rate. If you render output in AE's Render Queue, just create a 'Render Settings'
Linking Text Sources based on Comp and Layer Numbers
by Daniel Gillies 2 weeks ago
I have a set of Comps for a series of title cards, "1_Name Template," "2_Name Template," "3_Name Template," etc... I am attempting to parse the number from each comp name, and pull Source Text from "N
Re: Linking Text Sources based on Comp and Layer Numbers
by Dan Ebberts 2 weeks ago
I think I'd do it like this: compNum = thisComp.name.split("_") 0 ; comp("Name Title Comp").layer(compNum + "_Name").text.sourceText Dan
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Script to bind one text layer to several checkboxes
by Dmitriy Khomyakov 2 weeks ago
Hello friends! I need help. I need to bind one text layer to several checkboxes. Help write a script ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ! . . if (thi
Re: Script to bind one text layer to several checkboxes
by Dan Ebberts 2 weeks ago
I'd set it up like this: L = thisComp.layer("Control"); cb2 = L.effect("Checkbox Control 2")("Checkbox").value; cb5 = L.effect("Checkbox Control 5")("Checkbox").value; cb9 = L.effect("Checkbox Control
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Change font by clicking on the checkbox
by Dmitriy Khomyakov 2 weeks ago
I need one text layer and a controller. When you clicked on the checkbox, the alterian font of the text layer was changed to algerian. When clicking on the checkbox, the garamond font of the text laye
Re: Change font by clicking on the checkbox
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 2 weeks ago
If you intent to have only a single text layer in the comp - with expressions it is not possible to achieve that. Only a workaround could be implemented - but not a direct text source formatting chang
Odometer- numbers "click" into place
by Nate Vander Plas 3 weeks ago
I'm trying to create an odometer-style counter that is counting days (2 digits, loops back to 0 after 30), months (2 digits, loops back to 0 after 11), and years (1 digit). It only has to go up to 5 y
Re: Odometer- numbers "click" into place
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 2 weeks ago
Hey Nate, Thanks for your response, totally understand. I looked through the assets you are using and here are few insights to share with you, through my perspective: General: 1. For smooth option, in
Alternate change the x,y size.
by Andrei Popa 3 weeks ago
Hello community . I am trying to change the size of a layer, but alternating between x and y, not both at the same time. Some kind of wiggle, but i need the x to be static while y modifies and vicever
Re: Alternate change the x,y size.
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 3 weeks ago
Hey Andrei, assuming you are talking about the size change, its about scaling Anyways, below is an example how you could affect X scaling transformation only - but similar applies to any 2D array scen
Center Position of Text Layer for MOGRT
by Martin Gardiner 3 weeks ago
Have been trying a few expressions that I've found online, but I can't get one that works. I have a text box that dictates the size & position of the white cut out background it's on with sourceRectAt
Re: Center Position of Text Layer for MOGRT
by Tomas Bumbulevičius 3 weeks ago
Dan's method is indeed nice one! On the other hand, specifically for text boxes most often you will want anchor point to be in a fixed place all the time. Consider adding similar sourceRectAtTime appr
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