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by ahettinger
April 1st, 2009, 11:01 am
Forum: Expression Discussion
Topic: Swapping source images with an expression
Replies: 2
Views: 3480

Swapping source images with an expression

This seems like something AE was not really meant to do, so I'm not sure if there's a simple answer... anyway, lets say I have a list of 50 images in a comp, and I want to display one of those images based on the value of a variable. I have thought of two approaches: 1. Somehow swapping the source o...
by ahettinger
March 30th, 2009, 9:57 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Punch (alpha 0.0.2)
Replies: 1
Views: 1723

Re: Punch (super early alpha)

by ahettinger
March 26th, 2009, 1:41 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Punch (alpha 0.0.2)
Replies: 1
Views: 1723

Punch (alpha 0.0.2)

Updated! Download Alpha 0.0.2 here: http://www.alanhettinger.com/dropbox/punch_mac_002.zip http://www.alanhettinger.com/dropbox/punch_windows_002.zip Fun sample AE project included in the download! Hey all, so here's a little program I've been working on. It's called "Punch" and it is a tool for pe...
by ahettinger
March 18th, 2009, 4:18 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: -output for aerender
Replies: 3
Views: 2383

Re: -output for aerender

Yes, but you can't "batch" render from one comp...you have to duplicate it right?

This would do a true batch render from one comp. Does that make sense? You input the text in a list, and it does a render for each line of text.
by ahettinger
March 17th, 2009, 7:23 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: -output for aerender
Replies: 3
Views: 2383

-output for aerender

So I'm working on a little java program that does batch rendering for AE. The idea is, you set the render preferences once, then this program rattles off a number of renders...replacing text each time (for a lower third or something). So my questions... With aerender, do I have to set -comp to make ...
by ahettinger
March 13th, 2009, 9:03 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: XML based project files (.aepx)
Replies: 5
Views: 12608

Re: XML based project files (.aepx)

Hey, sorry for the bump, but I'm also interested in this idea... any solutions yet?

If they're gonna do XML, why not make text content easy to modify???
by ahettinger
April 4th, 2008, 2:49 pm
Forum: Expression Discussion
Topic: Every other frame
Replies: 2
Views: 3577

Re: Every other frame

Ok, got my answer.

Code: Select all

posterizeTime(15);
value;
by ahettinger
April 4th, 2008, 1:39 pm
Forum: Expression Discussion
Topic: Every other frame
Replies: 2
Views: 3577

Every other frame

I've got an animated layer, and my comp is 30fps, but I want this layer to update every other frame (or maybe every 3rd or 4th frame), so it will appear to be running at a lower frame rate. Is there an easy way to do this with an expression? In this particular case, I'm just animating the position v...
by ahettinger
April 4th, 2008, 1:26 pm
Forum: Script requests
Topic: Quantize Keyframes
Replies: 2
Views: 3437

Re: Quantize Keyframes

Thanks this is great!
by ahettinger
April 1st, 2008, 8:26 am
Forum: Script requests
Topic: Quantize Keyframes
Replies: 2
Views: 3437

Quantize Keyframes

I screwed the pooch by working in 29.97 in one comp and 30 in another. When I copied some layers over, their keyframes got shifted ever so slightly and it's really screwing me up. Now I have about 1000000 keyframes that I'm selecting one by one trying to line them up with the frames because they're ...
by ahettinger
March 7th, 2008, 10:54 am
Forum: Script requests
Topic: Referencing Layers within Precomps
Replies: 4
Views: 3837

Re: Referencing Layers within Precomps

Awesome, thanks for all the help!
by ahettinger
March 7th, 2008, 10:27 am
Forum: Script requests
Topic: Referencing Layers within Precomps
Replies: 4
Views: 3837

Re: Referencing Layers within Precomps

Thanks, this actually works backwards from the way I thought it would (I was thinking apply it to the , but makes more sense this way too. Here's the final script I'm using: startD = 200; //start distance (in pixels) from null endD = 50; //end distance from null startO= 100; //starting opacity endO=...
by ahettinger
March 6th, 2008, 3:48 pm
Forum: Script requests
Topic: Referencing Layers within Precomps
Replies: 4
Views: 3837

Referencing Layers within Precomps

Hi, I'm using this expression on the scale of some precomps based on the closeness of another layer. But I also need it to change the opacity of a layer inside the precomps. All the precomps are set up the same way, with same amount of layers in the same order. What is the best way to go about refer...