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by Paul Tuersley
August 31st, 2013, 1:54 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Settings Object Content
Replies: 2
Views: 2987

Re: Settings Object Content

The Library folder is hidden by default on 10.7 and 10.8. You can launch Terminal and use this command to make it visible:
chflags nohidden ~/Library/

Also, in the last few versions of AE there is a "Reveal Preferences in Finder" button in Preferences > General.
by Paul Tuersley
August 10th, 2013, 4:27 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Scripting Text Properties
Replies: 2
Views: 3131

Re: Scripting Text Properties

Unfortunately not. I'd encourage you to submit a feature request for improved scripting access to text properties as this will increase the chances of it happening.
https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/in ... e=wishform
by Paul Tuersley
August 2nd, 2013, 3:33 pm
Forum: Script requests
Topic: Import Simple .CSV File
Replies: 2
Views: 5838

Re: Import Simple .CSV File

You can't do it with expressions but you could do it with a script. Another way would be to manipulate it into some keyframe clipboard data. For example, copy some keyframes from a property with the same number of dimensions as your data, then paste into a spreadsheet like Excel. Replace the numbers...
by Paul Tuersley
July 4th, 2013, 12:15 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Path From Mask
Replies: 6
Views: 6618

Re: Path From Mask

Each Mask property has it's own Mask Opacity property. Are you sure Auto-trace isn't keyframing this too? In my experience it does. Useful shortcuts are UU to reveal all animated properties and TT to reveal Mask Opacity properties.

Paul
by Paul Tuersley
July 3rd, 2013, 2:48 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Path From Mask
Replies: 6
Views: 6618

Re: Path From Mask

When I was saying about AE's ability to convert a mask shape to a position path, that is simply for creating a motion path that follows the outline of a single non-animated mask shape. Now you've explained what you're trying to do it's clear that this isn't relevant to your needs I would suggest you...
by Paul Tuersley
July 2nd, 2013, 2:48 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Path From Mask
Replies: 6
Views: 6618

Re: Path From Mask

Would it be possible to write a script which converts a mask into a path in After Effects? This probably is possible but it wouldn't be easy. AE does already have the ability for you to manually convert a mask into a position path. You simply copy the mask keyframe, select the Position property and...
by Paul Tuersley
July 2nd, 2013, 2:30 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: delete settings
Replies: 2
Views: 3991

Re: delete settings

No there isn't a way to delete these pref settings. About the only thing you could do would be to save a blank value (or maybe it needs to be something like a space, I'm not sure) into it but I don't know how useful that would be.

Paul
by Paul Tuersley
July 2nd, 2013, 2:28 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Check if marker exists
Replies: 1
Views: 2971

Re: Check if marker exists

Scripting only has access to layer markers, not comp markers. Here's an example that will find if there's a layer marker at the current time when one layer is selected in a comp: var activeItem = app.project.activeItem; if (activeItem instanceof CompItem && activeItem.selectedLayers.length == 1) { v...
by Paul Tuersley
July 2nd, 2013, 2:18 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: aep project file and fileObj.copy(target) - need help
Replies: 2
Views: 4324

Re: aep project file and fileObj.copy(target) - need help

I just tried your code, modifying just the file paths for my setup and it worked exactly as expected. It create a new, working copy of the AE project. What version of AE are you using? Does it do the same thing if you run it from the ExtendScript Toolkit? Does it produce a file called "project.aep" ...
by Paul Tuersley
July 2nd, 2013, 2:05 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: blank panel
Replies: 6
Views: 5631

Re: blank panel

If you're on CS6 there's a bug that I believe is fixed in the 11.0.2 update that can cause subsequent panels to be blank after a UI group has been enabled/disabled in a session. I haven't been able to replicate your problem just by launching, closing and relaunching your script so I'm not sure this ...
by Paul Tuersley
June 24th, 2013, 1:47 pm
Forum: Script requests
Topic: Onion skin
Replies: 5
Views: 27428

Re: Onion skin

It's a script, not an expression. So you'd save it as a txt file with a .jsx extension then run it using File > Scripts > Run Script File, or save it into the After Effects / Scripts folder, restart AE and run it by selecting it from the File > Scripts menu.

Paul
by Paul Tuersley
June 5th, 2013, 3:24 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Access Font parameter in Effects
Replies: 1
Views: 2946

Re: Access Font parameter in Effects

I'm pretty sure neither of those things are possible.
With the font on render farm, you could try setting the font then read what the font is. If it isn't what you set it to you'll know it isn't installed. That's about the best I can think of.
by Paul Tuersley
May 28th, 2013, 4:36 pm
Forum: Expression Discussion
Topic: negative to positive value
Replies: 2
Views: 7589

Re: negative to positive value

Or just:

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x = thisComp.layer("Adjustment Layer 3").effect("Slider Control")("Slider");
Math.abs(x);
by Paul Tuersley
May 21st, 2013, 12:43 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Get selected property
Replies: 2
Views: 3133

Re: Get selected property

Both the CompItem and Layer object have a selectedProperties attribute which returns an array of the selected properties. For example, to access the first selected property on a layer: var theProp = theLayer.selectedProperties[0]; If you don't already have it you should download the AE CS6 scripting...
by Paul Tuersley
May 10th, 2013, 10:53 am
Forum: Script requests
Topic: Render 1st item in queue, stop, clear render queue, restart
Replies: 1
Views: 3827

Re: Render 1st item in queue, stop, clear render queue, rest

It may be related to it filling up the ram cache on a render and then trying to juggle it later rather than just clearing it out. Maybe stopping and saving the project is sorting this out. There are also script commands for clearing the caches so that might also be worth exploring. Here's a script b...