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by urbanspaceman
April 4th, 2008, 10:41 am
Forum: General Scripts Library
Topic: Export AE Camera to Maya
Replies: 30
Views: 41160

Re: Export AE Camera to Maya

Hey Russ, Try the link again. Same name, but it's now version 1.12. I was wrong twice about what the source of the bug was. It was due to me moving lines to the top of the script, which screwed up the assigning of some variables...it's kind of strange the script ran at all. Often if a variable has n...
by urbanspaceman
April 4th, 2008, 9:10 am
Forum: General Scripts Library
Topic: Export AE Camera to Maya
Replies: 30
Views: 41160

Re: Export AE Camera to Maya

Are you saying that you have made a change to version 1.1? Yes. I'm self taught in this programming thing, so I don't have a programmer's habits yet. I'll make a point of documenting my changes in the future, now that I know others are paying attention. : ) There are other "AE to 3D" solutions arou...
by urbanspaceman
April 4th, 2008, 1:15 am
Forum: General Scripts Library
Topic: Export AE Camera to Maya
Replies: 30
Views: 41160

Re: Export AE Camera to Maya

I was able to reproduce the bug on my end, and I noticed why it only happened once and a while. I was referring to layers by name, but if you have the "Source Name" button clicked instead of the "Layer Name" it couldn't find the layer that had the position keyframes in it (the first part of the scri...
by urbanspaceman
April 3rd, 2008, 4:17 pm
Forum: General Scripts Library
Topic: Export AE Camera to Maya
Replies: 30
Views: 41160

Re: Export AE Camera to Maya

Try the same link at the top, Russ. I've added the note v1.1 to the first line. I thought I knew what caused the error in the last post, but it just dawned on me what really it was. So please try it once again and let me know if it works. It works on my end so far, using both AE 6.5, AE 8, and Maya 7.
by urbanspaceman
April 2nd, 2008, 10:51 pm
Forum: General Scripts Library
Topic: Export AE Camera to Maya
Replies: 30
Views: 41160

Re: Export AE Camera to Maya

I believe it is fixed now, Russ. Try downloading the file again, and tell me how it goes...
by urbanspaceman
April 2nd, 2008, 4:36 pm
Forum: General Scripts Library
Topic: Export AE Camera to 3DS MAX
Replies: 5
Views: 29546

Export AE Camera to 3DS MAX

All you have to do highlight your camera, and the script does everything else, including outputting an .ms file, a script you can run in MAX that will import the camera. It shouldn't matter how your camera is animated (parented, with POI, with auto-orientation), whether you're in non-square pixels o...
by urbanspaceman
April 2nd, 2008, 3:31 am
Forum: General Scripts Library
Topic: Export AE Camera to Maya
Replies: 30
Views: 41160

Re: Export AE Camera to Maya

Hey nab, I experimented a bit with incorporating your code in my script. It is more efficient, but unfortunately there wasn't a big speed increase because writing the .ma file (what your code is doing, basically) wasn't what took that long...it's the code I'm using to imitate the "Covert Expression ...
by urbanspaceman
April 2nd, 2008, 12:27 am
Forum: General Scripts Library
Topic: Export AE Camera to Maya
Replies: 30
Views: 41160

Re: Export AE Camera to Maya

I took a shot at adding a progress bar to the script, and I've been struggling with the progressbar attribute for days now. I'm certain this is a bug, because it does not work properly in AE8. Has anyone reading this got it to work? Part of my goal was to write something that would work for AE 6.5 a...
by urbanspaceman
March 29th, 2008, 6:25 am
Forum: General Scripts Library
Topic: Export AE Camera to Maya
Replies: 30
Views: 41160

Re: Export AE Camera to Maya

Hey nab, The suggestion of looping only once is a good one. I hadn't thought of that. It's true if the animation is long that this script can be slow...without some kind of progress bar it can seem like things have frozen. I'm working on a 3DS MAX version too...as usual, the rotations are getting me...
by urbanspaceman
March 27th, 2008, 7:27 pm
Forum: General Scripts Library
Topic: Export AE Camera to Lightwave
Replies: 2
Views: 6674

Export AE Camera to Lightwave

All you have to do highlight your camera, and the script does everything else, including outputting a .lws file for Lightwave. It shouldn't matter how your camera is animated (parented, with POI, with auto-orientation), whether you're in non-square pixels or not, or if you've animated your zoom valu...
by urbanspaceman
March 27th, 2008, 6:53 pm
Forum: General Scripts Library
Topic: Export AE Camera to Maya
Replies: 30
Views: 41160

Export AE Camera to Maya

This is one I've been working on for a while, and it appears idiot proof so far. All you have to do highlight your camera, and the script does everything else, including outputting a .ma file for Maya. It shouldn't matter how your camera is animated (parented, with POI, with auto-orientation), wheth...
by urbanspaceman
March 27th, 2008, 6:48 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: AE camera to Maya -- still trouble with 3D rotations.
Replies: 1
Views: 5365

Re: AE camera to Maya -- still trouble with 3D rotations.

I'm back a month later, having beefed up my algebra, and I finally have a handle on this problem. 3D rotations are much more complicated than I thought. For anyone new to this, I'll give a quick explanation. The system of rotation most animators are familiar with, represented by degrees about the XY...
by urbanspaceman
February 26th, 2008, 9:46 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: AE camera to Maya -- still trouble with 3D rotations.
Replies: 1
Views: 5365

AE camera to Maya -- still trouble with 3D rotations.

I thought I'd solved it...Dan helped me to create my AE camera bake script, and I thought I was on my way to sharing my AE camera with Maya. I've tried to do this on and off for years...there's been many times when I would do animatics in AE and then ask a 3D animator to recreate my camera moves. It...
by urbanspaceman
February 24th, 2008, 6:45 pm
Forum: General Scripts Library
Topic: Removing parenting & targetting -- baking the AE camera
Replies: 10
Views: 20419

Removing parenting & targetting -- baking the AE camera

Thanks to some direct help from Mr. Ebberts with the 3D rotations, I now have a script to share that will bake the AE camera. It shouldn't matter what rotation methods and parenting the original camera has, as it translates all of that into a free camera with only position, rotation, and zoom parame...
by urbanspaceman
February 24th, 2008, 6:33 pm
Forum: Expression Discussion
Topic: baking camera for export - trouble with 3D rotations!
Replies: 5
Views: 6419

Re: baking camera for export - trouble with 3D rotations!

I'll make a copy of this in the Scripting thread as well... I was able to take Dan's code and turn it into an easy to use script. All you have to do is set your work area, highlight your camera, and it will make a copy of it with all the keyframes baked. It shouldn't matter what rotation methods and...