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rob mcgowan

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February 21st 2017
31 Posts
toWorld / fromWorld functions in ExtendScript?
by Martin Bollerup 4 years ago
Hello, I'm fooling around with parented solids and need their world coordinates - is there a simple way like the toWorld expression function I can't seem to make it work using only scripting... Thanks
Re: toWorld / fromWorld functions in ExtendScript?
by rob mcgowan 6 months ago
Is there any way to do this in CS4 Thanks
Problem trying to get compound scale of a chain of parented nulls
by rob mcgowan 6 months ago
hi, I've been trying to calculate the distance between an unparented point and a point in a chain of scaled parented nulls. I have toWorld'ed my parented point and everything is fine when there are no
Re: Problem trying to get compound scale of a chain of parented nulls
by rob mcgowan 6 months ago
Ok I was missing a .value. So at least now I can build my scaleFactor
Affecting opacity of a layer with the xposition of a null
by Liam Morris 6 months ago
Hi at the moment i have a script which effects the opacity of a layer to be at 100% opacity when the xposition of a null is at 3. However when the null position is on 4 i would like the opacity of the
Re: Affecting opacity of a layer with the xposition of a null
by rob mcgowan 6 months ago
How about you test to see if x is less than 3. If it is use linear else set 0. Something like x = thisComp.layer("Null").transform.position 0 ; if (x<3) { linear (x, 2, 3, 100, 0) } else {0}
javascript ui string resource builder?
by rob mcgowan 6 months ago
hi, i would like to build an AE UI in resource strings and OK I could, the language isn't sooooo bad, but surely in this day and age people don't do this stuff by hand Does anyone know of a (preferabl
Re: javascript ui string resource builder?
by rob mcgowan 6 months ago
Thanks for the tip. I probably don't do enough of such work to spend money on that product but uit's good to know it's there.
Just a simple counting up..
by marlie heuvel 6 months ago
Hi there creative people, I have some troubles with a simple counting up expression. I have a ' 0 ' as text layer and I want it to count it up to 21. I do what I always do. Put a slider on it and pare
Re: Just a simple counting up..
by rob mcgowan 6 months ago
I think you also need a capital S unless you changed the default name Math.round(effect("Slider Control")("Slider"))
After effects CS6 - syncing animation to music track
by james sandifer 6 months ago
Hi there, I'm working with After Effects CS6 on iMac late 2013 3.5 ghz I7 32bg ram os 10.12.3 I have a dance track which I need to sync animations to but I'm encountering some very basic issues which
Re: After effects CS6 - syncing animation to music track
by rob mcgowan 6 months ago
Did you make any progress on this Have you tried keyframing your audio and using an expression to link to something opacity size whatwever to give you visual feedback That's a long shot I guess.
Using the rd_MaskstoShapes script but it isn't working
by Jake Hanley 6 months ago
Trying to convert multiple (40+) masks to shape paths so I can use the shape and not lose resolution when zooming into it But everytime I use the script on the layer holding the masks (an adjustment l
Re: Using the rd_MaskstoShapes script but it isn't working
by rob mcgowan 6 months ago
FWIW I just tried that script and it worked for a single mask on CS4. I've looked at the code and I don't really see how it could create masks. The new path created was called mask 1 etc because it ha
ADBE Vectors Group documentation
by rob mcgowan 6 months ago
hi, anyone know a good source of documentation on ADBE Vectors Group All i can seem to find is specific use cases. Thanks
Re: ADBE Vectors Group documentation
by rob mcgowan 6 months ago
Yeah the redefinery rd_gimmeproppath script byJeffrey R. Almasol is absolutely amazing. I hadn't used it before because the redefinery site only seems to include a later than CS4 version. However the
Set guideLayer property for shapeLayer not working for me
by rob mcgowan 6 months ago
Hi, I've seen a number of pages on setting guideLayer e.g.Dan Ebberts on this forum. All the examples show people making new solids and setting guideLayer no problem. When I try doing the same on a sh
Re: Set guideLayer property for shapeLayer not working for me
by rob mcgowan 6 months ago
Doh. Stupid error. I was editing my latest code but including my last known good. Thanks.
Adobe after effects techniques takes me to a page headed Adobe after effects
by rob mcgowan 6 months ago
Forum- Adobe after effects and Forum- Adobe after effects techniques both take me to a page headed Adobe after effects with apparently the same posts. Am I missing something
Rename a null in script
by rob mcgowan 6 months ago
hi, I made a script that makes some nulls. They come out as Null 1 Null2 etc. How can I rename them please I tried various things without success. I tried myNull.name = "mike the null"; myNull.name.se
Re: Rename a null in script
by rob mcgowan 6 months ago
My bad...this is already answered (by Dan) but I didn't find it when looking. see https: forums.creativecow.net thread 227 19684 it's just myNull.source.name="King of the World";
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