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by zlovatt
July 13th, 2019, 10:13 pm
Forum: Script Tutorials
Topic: Atom text editor for after effects scripting
Replies: 9
Views: 11909

Re: Atom text editor for after effects scripting

I use Visual Studio Code, and have a writeup here: http://zacklovatt.com/visual-studio-code-stuff/ Also, Extendscript Toolkit is being EOL'd in favour of a VS Code plugin: https://medium.com/adobetech/extendscript-debugger-1-1-0-released-5f2e1a068e89 -- this will be the only officially supported way...
by zlovatt
May 7th, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Simple question: how to embed images into jsx files?
Replies: 2
Views: 1308

Re: Simple question: how to embed images into jsx files?

Take a look at "Displaying Images" in the Javascript Tools Guide: http://estk.aenhancers.com/4%20-%20User ... ing-images
by zlovatt
May 7th, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: A script with a viewer
Replies: 2
Views: 1851

Re: A script with a viewer

This is an avenue you can explore, though doing this within a scriptUI panel may prove difficult; it may be worth exploring an Extension, as they come with an HTML5 frontend that could draw the rendered animation simpler than in extendscript.
by zlovatt
May 7th, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: How to fix an uncaught javascript exception error generated in the internal extendscript code
Replies: 1
Views: 1063

Re: How to fix an uncaught javascript exception error generated in the internal extendscript code

Yeaa this is an annoying bug of ESTK. Occasionally errors that shouldn't be caught just... are. In my experience they usually only catch the first time, and after that it's fine and works as expected.
by zlovatt
May 7th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Copy() function doesn't work with big files
Replies: 2
Views: 859

Re: Copy() function doesn't work with big files

A better approach may be to use

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system.callSystem()
instead, and write OS-level commands to copy the file. This way is more robust and much more flexible.
by zlovatt
May 7th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Expression Discussion
Topic: Has anyone found a practical use for the $.global object?
Replies: 4
Views: 1720

Re: Has anyone found a practical use for the $.global object?

Any sort of shared space is incidental, buggy, and shouldn't be relied upon. Don't do this.
by zlovatt
May 7th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Expressions Library
Topic: Create a timecode with expressions
Replies: 16
Views: 52663

Re: Create a timecode with expressions

Hey! What you can do: Create a slider on your layer Animate it from 1 -> higher Replace your expression with this one (below) Where I wrote {pickwhip slider here}, delete that and pickwhip the slider. function pad(str, max) { str = str.toString(); return str.length < max ? pad("0" + str, max) : str;...
by zlovatt
January 28th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Zoom timeline
Replies: 2
Views: 1579

Re: Zoom timeline

The majority of "UI control" type things aren't exposed to the scripting API, giving us no way to play with things like that :(
by zlovatt
January 9th, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Integrate a color picker in UI Panel
Replies: 4
Views: 8325

Re: Integrate a color picker in UI Panel

While the system colour picker is fine, here's a scriptui-native solution that offers quite a bit more functionality (and platform agnosticism): https://github.com/smallpath/adobe-color-picker
by zlovatt
August 1st, 2018, 2:55 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Extendscript: Is there a way to work out arguments for [native code] functions?
Replies: 2
Views: 2767

Re: Extendscript: Is there a way to work out arguments for [native code] functions?

What function(s) are you looking for specifically? In the sidebar here there are links to the overall Adobe Extendscript reference guide, as well as the AE Scripting Guide specifically. You'll find lots of documentation info there!
by zlovatt
July 26th, 2018, 12:08 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: how to check whether a selected layer is a nullLayer?
Replies: 2
Views: 2854

Re: how to check whether a selected layer is a nullLayer?

The check for null layer is just layer.nullLayer , not layer instanceof nullLayer (function () { var comp = app.project.activeItem; var layer = comp.selectedLayers[0]; if (layer.nullLayer) { alert('Layer is a null') } else { alert('Layer is not a null'); } })(); See: http://docs.aenhancers.com/layer...
by zlovatt
June 30th, 2018, 6:53 pm
Forum: Script requests
Topic: AE export CSS animation data?
Replies: 2
Views: 3250

Re: AE export CSS animation data?

If you're looking for cubic bezier values to use for css, Flow can convert animation curves to cubic bezier values.

Otherwise.. can you be more specific about the export format you're looking for?