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by Darkmoon_UK
January 18th, 2007, 3:14 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: copy paste keys
Replies: 5
Views: 7527

Hi geegrafix, Unfortunately I don't think theres a premade set of commands to do this. You'll need to make some functions to read the attributes of your keys into a multidimensional array and create new keys using setValueAtTime() from the array. PM me if you need to do this and have any questions. ...
by Darkmoon_UK
January 16th, 2007, 4:34 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Update Viewport
Replies: 1
Views: 3667

Possible workaround

As far as I can make out, After Effects doesn't update any of its user interface while a script is executing, except while rendering, when the output is displayed. Just an idea, and quite an extreme one, but could you allow your script to end when you want an update, and make the last command the sc...
by Darkmoon_UK
January 16th, 2007, 9:44 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Determining Width and Height of a Text Layer
Replies: 62
Views: 64534

Ok, so I crumbled...

In search of a solution, crumbled... A script writes a text file of the text to be measured, wrap width etc. It then calls a Photoshop script to render the text in a new document, measure it up using layer bounds and write the result to another text file, which is picked up on by the main script. It...
by Darkmoon_UK
January 16th, 2007, 12:27 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Determining Width and Height of a Text Layer
Replies: 62
Views: 64534

Determination

Vidpat; your plugin appears to report the right numbers in the effects panel, but isn't reliably read by an expression. Do you have any idea why the values seen by an expression would 'glitch' in the way I have described? I can do a RAM preview and a box drawn by linking to your plugin will flicker....
by Darkmoon_UK
January 15th, 2007, 9:34 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: POLL: What do you use After Effects scripting for?
Replies: 4
Views: 5450

POLL: What do you use After Effects scripting for?

I thought it would be interesting to get an idea of the kinds of applications that people are most using After Effects scripting for. If you're using it towards a particularly unusual end that I haven't listed, perhaps you'd like to let us know?
by Darkmoon_UK
January 15th, 2007, 8:38 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Determining Width and Height of a Text Layer
Replies: 62
Views: 64534

Another possibility...

If there is a way to create a default mask around the text, through script, then the bounding coordinates could be read from that. Unforuntately the automatic mask creation seems to only be available through the UI, am I wrong? Reading the width and height properties directly return the size of the ...
by Darkmoon_UK
January 15th, 2007, 8:31 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Interesting problem, update defocused effect plugin
Replies: 3
Views: 4395

Development...

I have discovered another possible avenue to solving the scale-to-text problem: When you create a mask in the AE interface, it automatically bounds the amount of text in the text field. If I could get the script to create this default mask, then remove it again for each piece of text, I could read t...
by Darkmoon_UK
January 15th, 2007, 6:39 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Interesting problem, update defocused effect plugin
Replies: 3
Views: 4395

Off on the wrong foot...

Peter Torpey - My sincere apologies - I got the wrong 'PT'!
by Darkmoon_UK
January 15th, 2007, 4:13 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Interesting problem, update defocused effect plugin
Replies: 3
Views: 4395

Interesting problem, update defocused effect plugin

Hi all, I am hoping for some advice on some scripting I am currently involved in. Ultimately, I think my question relates to getting expressions to update between compositions... The script, in essence, is not a complex one, generating a hundred or so namestraps from a text file, rendering each one,...
by Darkmoon_UK
January 8th, 2007, 3:53 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: BMP Exporter broken in 7.0???
Replies: 2
Views: 4100

Not working for me...

I have a template set up to export the BMP. I set the dialogue to 24-bit, hit OK. I would expect this to be saved to the profile. However when AE renders it still produces 32-bit. I consider this to be a major bug with After Effects and it's really going to adversely affect my workflow :-( Does anyo...
by Darkmoon_UK
January 5th, 2007, 10:57 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: BMP Exporter broken in 7.0???
Replies: 2
Views: 4100

BMP Exporter broken in 7.0???

Sorry if this isn't exactly scripting but I really need confirmation on this... It seems that the BMP exporter is broken in After Effects 7.0 in that it only allows you to select 32-bit format. Making any other selection is immediately ignored/reset to 32-bit.I discovered this when having to export ...
by Darkmoon_UK
November 9th, 2006, 3:53 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Scripting Feature Requests For Next Release!
Replies: 20
Views: 18084

YES. I couldn't agree more. Text properties. AND my aforementioned one... ability to replace the video source of a layer. I just couldn't believe this wasn't possible when I found out, its like the first function you would build into After Effects scripting, surely? Lets face it, pre-comping just fe...
by Darkmoon_UK
November 8th, 2006, 4:34 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Setting the active, working composition
Replies: 8
Views: 10617

Setting the active, working composition

Hi, I am currently writing a script that requires some specific 'processing' comps in the project to work. The approach I am taking is, when the script runs, these comps will automatically be imported from an external project file to the current project. The active comp will then be inserted in the ...
by Darkmoon_UK
November 7th, 2006, 1:09 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Scripting Feature Requests For Next Release!
Replies: 20
Views: 18084

FTP

Well blow me down, that looks like it'll do the job, what do you reckon, cob?
by Darkmoon_UK
November 7th, 2006, 3:25 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Scripting Feature Requests For Next Release!
Replies: 20
Views: 18084

FTP functionality, something we can implement ourselves?

Yes I agree there are many key areas that could do with improvement. For instance, can anyone explain a good reason why we should have to precomp an Layer just to be able to change its video source??? With specific reference to FTP functionality though, it seems Adobe have already paved the way with...