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by explorer
March 19th, 2012, 10:00 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Working with ZIP files
Replies: 0
Views: 4570

Working with ZIP files

Hey guys. I'm looking for a way to work with ZIP files in ExtendScript. Actually I could go with anything that can hold multiple files along with the folder structure in one single file. It doesn't need to be compressed at all. I just thought ZIP's would be nice since they've been around for a long ...
by explorer
May 22nd, 2008, 9:35 am
Forum: Expressions Tutorials
Topic: Hacking Expression (Article)
Replies: 1
Views: 14738

Hacking Expression (Article)

Most of the things presented in this article you probably know,
but I think you should read it anyway. Maybe something will spark.
Theres a cool tip at the end. Hope you'll enjoy it.

http://maltaannon.com/blog/hacking-expressions/
by explorer
May 22nd, 2008, 9:32 am
Forum: Expression Discussion
Topic: Every other frame
Replies: 2
Views: 5089

Re: Every other frame

You can also try doing it like this. Your solution is in fact easier, but might not work for all cases. I'm not saying this one will. It's just a different approach. currentFrame = timeToFrames(t = time + thisComp.displayStartTime, fps = 1.0 / thisComp.frameDuration, isDuration = false); if(currentF...
by explorer
May 22nd, 2008, 9:28 am
Forum: Expression Discussion
Topic: 3D text extrusion...A la Belief Design
Replies: 3
Views: 6403

Re: 3D text extrusion...A la Belief Design

Hey. You could also check out the 3DShapeExtruder on http://maltaannon.com/articles/after-effects/ce-shapeextruder/ It won't allow you to create that kind of animation you showed in the link, but there is a project that is inspired by exactly that piece of video, and I can tell you today that it is ...
by explorer
February 25th, 2008, 4:44 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Create a custom Control effect
Replies: 35
Views: 50133

Re: Create a custom Control effect

ok. nevermind.

[EDIT]

Oh... hey... I didn't see your response :)
I figured it out a bit differently, but it works like a charm.
I'll be publishing this new great app soon.
I'll make sure to let you guys know.

Cheers
by explorer
February 23rd, 2008, 10:55 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Create a custom Control effect
Replies: 35
Views: 50133

Re: Create a custom Control effect

Hey.... I have some questions about Mac's paths and I hope someone could help me out. Is there something like "Browse for folder" dialog on a Mac? If there is what would be a path returned by that dialog look like if one would navigate to the AE instal dir? I'm writing a cross-platform app to deal w...
by explorer
November 27th, 2007, 1:22 pm
Forum: Expressions Library
Topic: Simulate a "scrubbing" effect
Replies: 8
Views: 31029

you should check this out.
http://library.creativecow.net/articles ... huffle.php

seems to be just a thing
by explorer
August 9th, 2007, 3:08 pm
Forum: Expression Discussion
Topic: I need to paste a motion path into paint and have it draw
Replies: 2
Views: 4575

you should also check out http://maltaannon.com/
good tutorials, often expression based. theres a tutorial on that aspect as well. way more advanced.
unfortunately the site is down from time to time for unknown reason.
by explorer
August 9th, 2007, 3:06 pm
Forum: Expression Discussion
Topic: Masks and Layer Controlls
Replies: 4
Views: 7010

thanks.
i did not expect try/catch to work, but it did the job nicely.
thanks again.
by explorer
August 8th, 2007, 9:44 pm
Forum: Expression Discussion
Topic: Masks and Layer Controlls
Replies: 4
Views: 7010

Masks and Layer Controlls

hi everyone 1) i was wondering if its possible to control mask pins with expressions. as far as i know (or as far i was able to figure out) it is not possible. or is it? 2) we all use expressions and expression controls, like sliders, checkboxes and so on. my question is: does anyone know how to set...
by explorer
April 27th, 2007, 3:09 pm
Forum: Expression Discussion
Topic: increment and hold until event
Replies: 4
Views: 6048

geezzz.... does this happen to you also? you think about something, trying to solve a problem for whole day, or two, or more.... finally you post a question to some forum... and then after a few minutes you find a solution. :D did it ever happen to you? now... back to the deal. i think i could creat...
by explorer
April 27th, 2007, 3:01 pm
Forum: Expression Discussion
Topic: increment and hold until event
Replies: 4
Views: 6048

thanks, but it does not... i forgot to say, that it cannot be based on time, because i have some events going on, that sould trigger this fading (or whatever) when the event occurs. by event i mean a condition. i have som expressions going on. you might think of them as collsion detection. so when t...
by explorer
April 27th, 2007, 2:45 pm
Forum: Expression Discussion
Topic: increment and hold until event
Replies: 4
Views: 6048

increment and hold until event

hi. im curently making a simple experiment. say i have a layer, and i want to turn its opacity down every 2 second. maybe i've been working on this so long, that i cant see the solition and im overcomplicating things. logic sais to do it like this: if( (time % 2) == 0 ){ transform.opacity = transfor...
by explorer
March 7th, 2007, 6:18 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: duplicate project item
Replies: 4
Views: 5100

i have AE7.0, and what im trying to do is to automate something that i do. first step is to select a footage in the project window, duplicate it and change its interpretation. i got everything figured out but i can't duplicate the item.
by explorer
March 6th, 2007, 4:28 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: duplicate project item
Replies: 4
Views: 5100

i tried that and it didn't work. thats why i writing to you. i get that duplicate() is undefined. what should i do?