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by lunelson
January 28th, 2011, 3:27 am
Forum: General Scripts Library
Topic: Quick Interpret Palette
Replies: 3
Views: 7962

Re: Quick Interpret Palette

Does anyone know how to force a setting of FieldInterperation.OFF to still images? AE CS5 throws back an error when I try this; but: I have a large number of single-frame files from Apple Motion (I am using Motion to create static titles) and when I use this Interpret script it says I can't set the ...
by lunelson
March 23rd, 2009, 5:52 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Troubleshooting Setting Text Parameters
Replies: 1
Views: 2647

Troubleshooting Setting Text Parameters

Hi there, I'm trying to make a recursive script to copy the "document" parameters from the first frame of a text layer (or first frame of the work area, alternately), and copy them to all subsequent frames, save for the string. This is a text layer that has a different string at each frame but once ...
by lunelson
February 13th, 2009, 2:23 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Create a custom Control effect
Replies: 35
Views: 45468

Re: Create a custom Control effect

Thanks Todd,

I figured it was probably internal-use only; but really nice to have the definitive answer.

Much appreciated.

LMN
by lunelson
February 4th, 2009, 2:55 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Create a custom Control effect
Replies: 35
Views: 45468

Re: Create a custom Control effect

Hey did anyone ever figure out how to use the "Popup" controller? It is defined at the beginning of the XML file but there is no example of the syntax anywhere. BTW, this is my version of a JSX to invoke the custom effect once you've created it: // Create Undo Group for Applying the Effect app.begin...
by lunelson
February 2nd, 2009, 6:33 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Custom Effects / PresetEffects.xml Question
Replies: 0
Views: 2697

Custom Effects / PresetEffects.xml Question

This is a question for nab or others who know the PresetEffects.xml / "pseudo-effects/custom-effects" workflow, continuing from the other post on here: I notice in the PresetEffects.xml file there is a control type defined called "Popup" where you could define preset string variables to be selected;...
by lunelson
November 5th, 2008, 6:12 am
Forum: Expression Discussion
Topic: Time-based easing?
Replies: 3
Views: 4670

Re: Time-based easing?

Still no takers? If this is so easy, what am I missing?
by lunelson
November 2nd, 2008, 6:33 am
Forum: Expression Discussion
Topic: Time-based easing?
Replies: 3
Views: 4670

Re: Time-based easing?

Thanks for the response Mylenium, you may have lost me already though -- let me try to be clear: 1. Yes, this about spatial parameters (position, or anchor point) 2. It's mainly about being able to ease a long move but not having the ease curve be spread out over the whole curve. For example with so...
by lunelson
October 31st, 2008, 7:36 am
Forum: Expression Discussion
Topic: Time-based easing?
Replies: 3
Views: 4670

Time-based easing?

-- I'm going to try to make this short and see if anyone bites. I'm trying to figure out another way of controlling easing parameters, other than velocity/influence; specifically I'm racking my brain to imagine a way of easing based on a specified TIME, irrespective of the spatial or temporal displa...
by lunelson
October 31st, 2008, 3:49 am
Forum: Expressions Library
Topic: Exponential Scaling
Replies: 4
Views: 22818

Re: Exponential Scaling

Sorry gimmel, but I can't make that work. As far as I can tell it work *only* with your example of scaling from 0 - 100 % ? Anyway my example might seem like a fair bit of code but it's pretty lightweight in practice. AE rips through it and more efficiently than if you set your layers to 3D for exam...
by lunelson
July 15th, 2008, 6:28 am
Forum: Expression Discussion
Topic: custom eases through expressions
Replies: 12
Views: 15174

Re: custom easing

This is very interesting. I've been looking for something like this because I find the default easing to accelerate and decelerate too slowly on long moves. Could the cosine based script above be modified for easeIn and easeOut versions? I downloaded the actionscript from Robert Penner's site and I ...
by lunelson
May 30th, 2008, 2:21 am
Forum: Expression Discussion
Topic: Possible to Right-Align the Type-On/Typewriter Effect?
Replies: 5
Views: 8312

Re: Possible to Right-Align the Type-On/Typewriter Effect?

Hi Paul, I'll try again: it's not about text that reads from right to left, it's about the effect of typing "word-processor" style in a paragraph that is aligned to the right side rather than the left. The letters are revealed in their normal reading order (left-to-right, WRT the text line); but as ...
by lunelson
May 29th, 2008, 12:57 am
Forum: Expression Discussion
Topic: Possible to Right-Align the Type-On/Typewriter Effect?
Replies: 5
Views: 8312

Re: Possible to Right-Align the Type-On/Typewriter Effect?

Hmm yeah I looked at "Insert Text" and it's a beginning towards what I'm after -- it is flowed left but could be flowed right fairly easily -- but it is still rather unsophisticated, in that it will not support more than one line, and it is simply offsetting position in counter-motion to a "type-on"...
by lunelson
May 28th, 2008, 7:22 am
Forum: Expression Discussion
Topic: Possible to Right-Align the Type-On/Typewriter Effect?
Replies: 5
Views: 8312

Possible to Right-Align the Type-On/Typewriter Effect?

Greetings to everyone -- I hope someone can help with this: been struggling to find a way to create a right-aligned version of the common Typewriter effect and hitting a wall when it comes to aligning it to the right side. Specifically, I'm using a Word-Processor look, basically identical to the one...
by lunelson
January 29th, 2007, 7:32 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: DESPERATE: how to load external JSON data?
Replies: 2
Views: 4813

DESPERATE: how to load external JSON data?

OK, So I'm trying to hack the FCP to AE workflow that Dale Bradshaw blogged about... I've got my Final Cut XML parsed in to JSON using some PHP functions from IBM's developer pages...I just parsed the entire file rather than trying to create routines for specific elements. I figure I'll take the ele...
by lunelson
January 15th, 2007, 11:59 am
Forum: Script requests
Topic: Convert Position KFs to Anchor Point KFs?
Replies: 3
Views: 4406

Re: Position and Anchors

If you were to move the anchor point the comp would scale around that point and probably look pretty odd. Actually, this is just it. It's the other way that looks odd. This is a technique that has been written about by a lot of people (e.g. check Trish and Chris Meyer's column at DV.com) when it co...