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by slawes
February 19th, 2007, 10:19 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: frame sequence number
Replies: 5
Views: 5558

Cool workaround Paul. I didn't know you could do system type ops through ae's java script. Sometimes it can be a real up-hill climb to find solutions to these problems. Would you be kind enough to suggest a good java script book, I've been getting into scripting alot more recently and want to get so...
by slawes
February 18th, 2007, 2:07 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: frame sequence number
Replies: 5
Views: 5558

frame sequence number

I've been writing a script to automatically construct a contact sheet from info through a custom gui, and everything renders ok, except that the render insists on adding the frame number to my file name. So for instance, if I designate my file to be named VFX_C0110_contact.jpg, it always comes out l...
by slawes
February 9th, 2007, 8:12 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: applescript
Replies: 2
Views: 4300

applescript

I often think that some of the simplest things can be the most annoying. Here is a prime example - I want to launch a specific ae script from an applescript, but the DoScript command seems to be looking at the file as a script rather than a file of a script. That's sounds confusing so here's the scr...
by slawes
January 2nd, 2007, 12:49 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Huh ?
Replies: 4
Views: 4516

Nevermind, I've figured it out.

-Stephen.
by slawes
January 2nd, 2007, 7:48 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Huh ?
Replies: 4
Views: 4516

Ok, so adding a space to each of " comp" and " footage" works which is great, but I still don't get why the original script doesn't work.

Thanks,
Stephen.
by slawes
January 2nd, 2007, 7:41 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Huh ?
Replies: 4
Views: 4516

Great, thanks, I'll try that. The strange thing I have found is that if I replicate this function two or three times within the same script - to try and loop through the items a few times to pick up the stragglers - it doesn't have any effect. However, if I run the above script a number of times aft...
by slawes
January 1st, 2007, 8:12 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Huh ?
Replies: 4
Views: 4516

Huh ?

First off, Happy New Year to all. I was wondering whether anyone could check out this short script for me. Its bizarre, and I can't tell whether its me or my machines - I have a bunch of somewhat flaky beta software on. All it does is create two folders - 'comp' and 'footage' and loop through all th...
by slawes
December 31st, 2006, 8:46 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Re-using a named solid/comp
Replies: 4
Views: 4722

Thanks Peter. I really need to take a scripting course of some kind.

-Stephen.
by slawes
December 11th, 2006, 12:28 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Re-using a named solid/comp
Replies: 4
Views: 4722

cool

Thanks Peter, that makes sense. However for some reason - I'm just figuring this whole scripting thing out - I'm having difficulty with that command. I striped out a temp script which highlights the problem - var tempComp = app.project.items.addComp("temp",1920,1080,1,1,24); var tempSolid = tempComp...
by slawes
December 9th, 2006, 11:11 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Re-using a named solid/comp
Replies: 4
Views: 4722

Re-using a named solid/comp

I have written a short script to add a masked solid acting as a 2:35 reticule to selected footage items. First it creates comps for the footage items, and then adds a masked solid to each comp. All works fine and dandy, but it does create as many solids as footage items. No biggy, but it would sure ...