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by malex
Thu Jun 03, 2004 2:13 pm
Forum: Expressions Library
Topic: Good resources for learning the basics
Replies: 0
Views: 9928

Good resources for learning the basics

The greatest references around : 1/Dan Ebberts' : http://www.motionscript.com/ A very good introduction with a lot of sample expressions, clearly explained and commented 2/JJ Gifford's : http://www.jjgifford.com/expressions/ A slightly more advanced intro, and also a lot of examples Good javascript ...
by malex
Thu Jun 03, 2004 11:24 am
Forum: Expressions Library
Topic: Animate your paint strokes
Replies: 5
Views: 17459

Animate your paint strokes

This expression was created by Dan Ebberts NOTE : It will only work in AE 6.5 Here's a fun example. Create a 200 x 200 layer and draw a generally vertical stroke (start at the bottom and draw up) that extends about half the height of the comp. Set "Paint on Transparent" to on. Apply this expression...
by malex
Thu Jun 03, 2004 11:10 am
Forum: Expressions Library
Topic: Create a timecode with expressions
Replies: 14
Views: 32601

Create a timecode with expressions

Instead of using any timecode effect, you can very easily do this with expressions : timeToCurrentFormat(); Apply this expression to a text layer's "source text" parameter. Steps : 1/Create a text layer (type dummy text) 2/Twirl down to "Source Text" 3/Activate the expression field and paste the exp...
by malex
Thu Jun 03, 2004 10:14 am
Forum: Expressions Library
Topic: Using the speed of a layer to drive an effect
Replies: 2
Views: 11255

Using the speed of a layer to drive an effect

Problem : you want to use the speed/velocity of a layer's movement in space to drive, say, an effect Solution : If you want to take the speed for a layer's postionnal value, you can use the following expression position.speed/3 -50 This expression has the advantage of using the speed information co...
by malex
Tue Jun 01, 2004 12:54 pm
Forum: General Scripts Library
Topic: A script to turn off layers
Replies: 1
Views: 6226

A script to turn off layers

This script will turn off numbered layers in selected comps. To make it work for you, select the comps in the Project Window, adapt the script below to turn off the layers you want (in this example layers 6 and 7 will be turned off), and then run the script. This is obviously interesting only if you...
by malex
Tue Jun 01, 2004 11:48 am
Forum: General Scripts Library
Topic: Remove unused solids from your project
Replies: 0
Views: 6248

Remove unused solids from your project

This script will go through your project, find any item that is a solid, make sure it isn't used, and delete it. It doesn't affect footage items. { // Go backwards through all the items in the project // Go backwards because we'll be deleting items from the list. for (i = app.project.numItems; i >= ...
by malex
Fri May 28, 2004 6:25 am
Forum: General Scripts Library
Topic: How this works
Replies: 0
Views: 8716

How this works

A couple of things to know about this section of the forum : 1/As always, and this is extremely important, all people who contribute these scripts must be credited for their work. If you use these scripts or pass them on to other people, make sure the right credit is given 2/Let's not clog this part...
by malex
Fri May 28, 2004 4:27 am
Forum: Expressions Library
Topic: The way this works
Replies: 0
Views: 11927

The way this works

A few things you need to know before you use this forum : 1/All expressions here were created by people who deserve the credit for their work, so please make sure it stays that way (in other words, nobody should use these expressions for any other purpose than his own work) 2/The way things are orga...
by malex
Fri May 28, 2004 4:01 am
Forum: Expressions Library
Topic: Fade in/Fade Out - Scale
Replies: 4
Views: 19388

Fade in/Fade Out - Scale

Problem : Is anyone able to give me an expression that I can add to the Transform effect's "scale" and "opacity" parameters (so that it can be saved as a favorite effect). The expression needs to fade in the layer (Transform effect's opacity parameter) from 0 to 100 percent in one second, starting ...
by malex
Wed May 26, 2004 5:03 am
Forum: Animation presets Library
Topic: Enhance tracking by scaling corner pin
Replies: 6
Views: 27079

Enhance tracking by scaling corner pin

Problem : when you tracked a layer and created a corner pin effect that is applied to the layer you are applying to track to, it is usually hard to scale or change the corner pin's size without manually moving all the points (pain in the *!#). Here is the solution (Offered by Donat van Bellinghen) ...
by malex
Mon May 24, 2004 11:28 am
Forum: Expressions Library
Topic: Simulate a "scrubbing" effect
Replies: 8
Views: 22258

Simulate a "scrubbing" effect

Problem : How to simulate a "scrubbing" effect, as if you were randomly dragging the time needle around a timeline Solution : Posted by Dan Ebberts on AE List Aug 27 2003 tmin = .125; //minimum segment duration(can't be zero) tmax = .25; //maximum segment duration = 0; initialSeed = 11; end = 0; j ...
by malex
Mon May 24, 2004 11:26 am
Forum: Expressions Library
Topic: Randomly jump the playhead around the timeline
Replies: 0
Views: 6480

Randomly jump the playhead around the timeline

Posted by Dan Ebberts on AE List Aug 26 2003

Apply this expression to the Time Remap property of a layer

Math.floor(random(this_comp.duration))
by malex
Mon May 24, 2004 11:15 am
Forum: Expressions Library
Topic: Creating a falling leaf effect
Replies: 1
Views: 54565

Creating a falling leaf effect

Posted by Dan Ebberts on AE List June 18 2003 A falling leaf can be a pretty complicated simulation - sometimes they just fall gently, sometimes they do barrel-rolls, sometimes glide back and forth, or any combination. These expression roughly simulate the glide back and forth variation. I tried th...
by malex
Mon May 24, 2004 11:01 am
Forum: Expressions Library
Topic: Move a layer through the comp
Replies: 0
Views: 6469

Move a layer through the comp

Problem : How to move a layer through a comp, ease the movement, and make it start at a given time? Solution (posted by Dan Ebberts on November 10 2002) Say you wanted your layer to move from the upper left hand corner to the lower right hand corner of a 640x480 comp. You want this motion to start ...
by malex
Mon May 24, 2004 10:54 am
Forum: Expressions Library
Topic: Tie text tracking to text scale (using Basic Text)
Replies: 0
Views: 6497

Tie text tracking to text scale (using Basic Text)

Solution 1 : Posted by Ken Broomfield on AE List Oct 27 2002) minTracking = 0; maxTracking = 100; maxSize = effect("Basic Text").param("Size").value_at_time(0); minSize = effect("Basic Text").param("Size").value_at_time(10000); (maxSize - effect("Basic Text").param("Size")) / (maxSize - minSize) * ...
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