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by Paul Tuersley
July 14th, 2004, 12:46 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: fileGetDialog on a Mac
Replies: 2
Views: 3819

I've had the same problem, it should be "TEXT txt" but this only seems to work
with some types of text document. To get access to all files you can just use:

fileGetDialog("your_message_here", "" )

Paul T
by Paul Tuersley
July 12th, 2004, 1:34 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Connecting to Excel
Replies: 8
Views: 10295

posting for keiko yamada: AE does not support VB script (Photoshop CS does). So the very first line does not create an object. Workaround for this (I've not tested this, but I think it works): 1) Export excel worksheet as tab separated text file. 2) open txt file and readln() -- use tab (\t) as a se...
by Paul Tuersley
July 8th, 2004, 1:51 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Scale layer down relative to comp
Replies: 3
Views: 5627

myLayer.scale returns the actual scale property. To test this, put in the line: alert(myLayer.scale); You'll get an alert that says: [object Property]. To access the scale value use: myLayer.scale.value That gives you the 2 or 3 dimensional scale value array. To access a single value you'd use somet...
by Paul Tuersley
July 2nd, 2004, 2:52 am
Forum: Paul Tuersley's Scripts
Topic: Duplicate layer with children
Replies: 0
Views: 18052

Duplicate layer with children

This script duplicates any selected layers along with any children of those layers, creating an exact copy of the original parental heirarchy. script: http://www.btinternet.com/~paul.tuersley/scripts/DupWithChildren_v1.2.jsx.zip demo project: http://www.btinternet.com/~paul.tuersley/scripts/DupWithC...
by Paul Tuersley
June 27th, 2004, 7:45 am
Forum: Paul Tuersley's Scripts
Topic: Custom Palette Creator
Replies: 0
Views: 11486

Custom Palette Creator

This script lets you create your own custom palettes that can be used to access your favourite scripts. It's a heavily modified version of the Demo Palette script that ships with AE 6.5. Here's an example: http://www.btinternet.com/~paul.tuersley/images/custompalette.jpg Download CustomPaletteCreato...
by Paul Tuersley
June 27th, 2004, 3:02 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: one question
Replies: 1
Views: 4100

There doesn't seem to be anything in the Scripting Guide to suggest this is possible, which doesn't really surprise me. Although scripting is now pretty thorough in its functionality, there are still plenty of things I find I'd like to be able to do but can't. I'm going to start a Scripting Feature ...
by Paul Tuersley
June 22nd, 2004, 10:18 am
Forum: Expression Discussion
Topic: Can't apply expression to "Mask Shape"
Replies: 3
Views: 5424

Yeah that's right, you can't use Mask Shape with expressions. If you think about it, it makes sense....most properties in AE are represented by 1-3 numeric values, but what values would you expect Mask Shape to return? Mask Shape data is made up of any number of mask vertices, along with their bezie...
by Paul Tuersley
June 14th, 2004, 4:14 am
Forum: Expressions Tutorials
Topic: Easy things to do with expressions #3
Replies: 2
Views: 24476

Easy things to do with expressions #3

Create an expression that does nothing. Ok, maybe not the most exciting tutorial, but it gives me a chance to explain a few expression fundamentals. Create a new solid and press "p" to view its position property. Add a few position keyframes along the Timeline to make the layer move around the comp...
by Paul Tuersley
June 14th, 2004, 2:00 am
Forum: Paul Tuersley's Scripts
Topic: Destabilize Layer
Replies: 6
Views: 33694

Destabilize Layer

This script takes a stabilized layer, precomposes it, then adds expressions that counter the effects of the original stabilization. Download DestabilizeLayer_v1.jsx.zip If you are trying to Motion Track an element on to some moving footage, it is often easier to stabilize that footage first. You can...
by Paul Tuersley
June 13th, 2004, 5:07 pm
Forum: Paul Tuersley's Scripts
Topic: Create Linked Effects
Replies: 5
Views: 28481

Create Linked Effects

This script takes the currently selected effects and creates new versions that are linked to the original 'master' effects using expressions. Copy/paste these new 'linked' effects around your project, then when you change a value on one of the master effects, that value will also change on all linke...
by Paul Tuersley
June 12th, 2004, 2:21 pm
Forum: Paul Tuersley's Scripts
Topic: pt_EffectSearch
Replies: 8
Views: 31629

pt_EffectSearch

A floating palette that lets you search for effects throughout a project.
Download pt_EffectSearch from aescripts.com

Note: This script requires After Effects 6.5 or later.

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by Paul Tuersley
June 12th, 2004, 4:09 am
Forum: Paul Tuersley's Scripts
Topic: pt_LayerMarkers
Replies: 3
Views: 25458

pt_LayerMarkers

This script has two functions. It can split selected layers at their layer markers, or add markers at the cut points of any layers in a comp. This can help with comp navigation and more. The script requires CS3 or later. Watch the tutorial video and download pt_LayerMarkers from aescripts.com http:/...
by Paul Tuersley
June 11th, 2004, 7:04 pm
Forum: Paul Tuersley's Scripts
Topic: pt_ShiftLayers
Replies: 8
Views: 30222

pt_ShiftLayers

This script can be used to shift or stagger any selected layers in time. Download pt_ShiftLayers from aescripts.com http://www.btinternet.com/~paul.tuersley/images/shiftLayers2.jpg To run it as a dockable panel, place the script in a folder called ScriptUI Panels, inside AE's Scripts folder. If ther...
by Paul Tuersley
June 8th, 2004, 4:54 pm
Forum: Expressions Tutorials
Topic: Easy things to do with expressions #2
Replies: 0
Views: 18070

Easy things to do with expressions #2

Lock a layer's position without locking the layer. If masking on a layer in the comp window, you can accidentally move the layer's position when trying to move mask vertices, but you can't lock the layer because you want to edit the masks on it. This is only suitable for layers that don't change po...
by Paul Tuersley
June 8th, 2004, 3:34 pm
Forum: Expressions Tutorials
Topic: Easy things to do with expressions #1
Replies: 0
Views: 23805

Easy things to do with expressions #1

Set a layer to 100% opacity. Let's say you've got an animating layer with changing opacity. You want to alter the animation but can't always see it because it's fading in and out. To temporarily ignore the keyframed opacity values, just add this expression to the layer's opacity: 100 When you want ...