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A script used to set a property value for a layer in an After Effects composition.

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Scale texts as the the parent shape layer changes

can anyone take a look at the animation I've made and provide some insights? Here is what I've got so far. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eIdcAp9cK_AaA8UWBx9OKWAXXZWq0F2r/view?usp=sharing The ...
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Need helping creating dynamic lower third

I am new to After Effects so I apologize in advance for any misuse of terminology or lack of necessary information. Just let me know if you need anything and I can provide it. I am trying to create a ...
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How to link multiple keys to different sliders in After Effects

I'm a newbie with After Effects expressions, I need help with link few keyframes to different sliders on Null. I found this expression and its work with 2 keypoints. if (numKeys > 1){ t1 = key(1)....
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Limit the scale of a pick whipped object

I want to make a speaker graphic 'wobble' to different frequencies.. Here's what I've done so far I made a speaker graphic in a comp And I parented the scale to a null in the main comp And I isolated ...
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After Effects Layer Properties Interaction

Just new here :) I want to be able to do 2(-ish) things on my layers on After Effects. (Layer 1 = l1; Layer 2 = L2; Blur amount = BA) Increase L2’s BA whenever I increase L1’s BA. (Or the opposite, ...
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AE linear() function is not working with variable

I have set up a pretty simple expression that animates the number of copies of a shape layers' repeater: copies = 14; anim_start= 12; anim_end = 32; ftime = timeToFrames(time,25); if(ftime<...
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Best way to create external alterable configuration file to be read by After Effects and Java

Background I'm trying to make an AE animation to visualize some data. Since the raw data I'm using comes in json files and needs to be parsed and analyzed to find useful statistics, I'm using a java ...
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Make a solid push another solid

Here's the situation: I'm not new to After Effects. I've been using it for a while and I could say I'm an intermediate user. My knowledge is limited to everything but expressions. So, I have a white ...
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How to create outward spiral motion in Adobe After Effects?

I want to create an outward spiral motion in Adobe AE. So how to do it? I found an expression script for it here but it creates an inward spiral motion and I want outward spiral. And I am not able to ...
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AE: Limit Characters in random range selector animation

I'm animating a roulette table; above the roulette is an animated text with random numbers untill the winning numbers apears on the roulette table; but the random numbers are from 0-99; i've made it ...
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How do i make the different values of two properties change at the same amount in After Effects?

I want to make the value of the Point of Interest of a camera change at the same amount i change the Position, but when i simply pick whip parent the Point of Interest to the position, the former ...
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Custom Animated Counter in Adobe After Effects

I'm trying to create a counter that automatically updates to the next value once per second. I have that part figured out: string = "7609,7758,7916,8063,8217,8382,8545,8701,8871,9049,9241,9386,9533,...
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After Effects - Use scale and/or width of text to change scale (path) of another using expressions

I'm making a essential graphics. I have a title text that animates on screen. When I change text size or add text I can get the scale of the path to "somewhat" be the same size as the text. I'm using ...
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Help Me To Translate This After Effects Expression!

wiggle(effect("Ondulación - posición")("Velocidad ondulación (ond/seg)"), effect("Ondulación - posición")("Cantidad ondulación (píxeles)")) How to translate this expression?
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Displacement Along A Path

AE novice here. Looking for a few suggestions of ways to handle this scenario. I have text that I've animated along a path, using a mask I want that text to appear to "distort" the layer below it (...
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Premiere does not release memory used by expressions during export of MOGRTs

As far as I can tell from my testing Premiere and Media Encoder do not release memory (RAM) used by expressions while exporting sequences with motion graphic templates in them. I have a data (csv) ...
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random copied and being truly random

I have a comp... one null with an expression slider and the rest are image layers. the null with this expression, controls a random animation of the images beneath the null: Math.abs(Math.round(...
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after effects slider control code help

I'm trying to make a slider that basically can act as a crossfader between a bunch of different layers (so as the slider goes up, it fades through several layers). This is what I've written, and I'm ...
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How to change value in After Effects when passing marker

I am running into an issue where I want to change the value of my slider controller (just adding 1) each time it passes by a marker. This is my current code if (marker.numKeys > 0) { value = ...
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How to link the start and pause of an animation to a specific height from a null object?

I'll try to explain a little bit more in-depth, I'm making a set of animations for a website and the client essentially wants a preview of how each element reacts to each other as you're scrolling ...
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Text Anagram Animation in After Effects

I need to create Text Anagram Animation using After Effects, Is there any script, expression or plugin available to do this job. If not how to animate it manually, The animation needs to be like in ...
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Display one decimal point after a whole number after divided by 10

I have a slider-controlled source text which I try to sync with the corresponding graph bar. What I need is, to display one decimal point after the value of the slider is divided by 10. That is, if ...
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get the position of a specific vertex in an After Effects shape

Is it possible to get the position of a specific vertex of an After Effect shape ? something like var shape = parent.content("Shape 1").content("Path 1").path.value; var vertexes = shape.vertices; ...
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AE Expressions question - why isn't my code working?

I can't figure out why I'm getting the error... Any ideas?! I tried adding "var" at the beginning of the first line, but that didn't work. Not sure what to try now! Help anyone? Below is my code. The ...
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Show current play speed in after effects

Is it possible to display the current play speed (eg. X2, X3.5, etc) in a text layer above my footage? Some of my composition layers plays at normal (X1) speed but others were time remapped or time ...
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'Pin-art' effect in After effects

I'm looking for a way to create a 'Pin art toy' effect in after effects. Basically a load of extruded hexagons that can be pushed up and down by a shape behind them. Would be great if this could be ...
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Stop children from scaling by parent scale

So I have a composition with a single image that has this expression attached to its position: [thisComp.width - 100, thisComp.height - 100] All this expression does is makes my image to be located ...
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How to sync Markers Comments between root Control Null & nested-in-comp-Null / Layer

Hello Fellow VFX / Motion Designers, I have spent a large amount of time going in circles trying to self-solve this one but time on the project is running low on time so I must ask the elder hive-...
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AE Keyframe Control through checkboxes

I have a position animation with four keyframes, two for a intro, two for a outro. Also I have a Master where you have two checkboxes "Intro" and "Outro". The idea is to override the keyframe values ...
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After effect preflighting

please i need help. I am trying to render a big project filr which has lots pre composse files in it. And it was taking almost 2 days to hold on pre- flighting before rendering. And then rendering ...
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After effects: Adding visual callouts of currently playing audio files with a source text script

I'm working on a short film, and I've got AE CS 6 as my editor. I have a friend who is an audio engineer, who will perform the Protools final audio mixing and editing. I've got some sound effects in ...
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AE Counter Expression (0.0M views)

I'm trying to work out a counter that simply goes like: 2.5M views At the moment I've got this expression working along with a Slider Control: var num = effect("Slider Control")("Slider") num = ...
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Animate a Slider With Json File Import?

So let me explain, I have a json file with numbers and the duration of how long each number should be displayed which is 4 seconds. I want the slider to show the first number (which is 1,000) and then ...
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Modify the scale depending on the order of the keyframe values

I want to make a Dorkly animation ( ), that is, 8-bit puppets opening and closing their mouths. The difference I want to add is when the mouth is open the puppet get ...
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Marker animation trigger from parent composition

Is it possible to trigger animation from parent comp layer? I have been trying this expression with my basic coding skills but couldn't make it work. n = comp("myparentComp").layer("myLayer").marker....
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After effects | How do I copy an image source from layer to another programatically?

My comp setup is as follows: - layer 1: image - layer 2: duplicated from layer one I'm looking for an expression or any other method (Could be a plugin recommendation) so when I change the image of ...
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After Effects: Detect if Lines are Intersecting

I have two lines (The lines are imaginary, i have two Nulls as endpoints for each line) I want a fifth Null two appear where the lines intersect. I have used this code so far: p1 = thisComp.layer("...
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Is it possible to modify a single precomp instance via scripting?

The Setup - PreComp1 -- PreCompLayer1 --- simpleRectangleLayer - Main Timeline -- layer1 --- [PreComp1] -- layer2 --- [PreComp1] Question Using only scripting is it possible to modify the inside ...
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After Effects - Can Expressions read from Extend Script?

Backstory I'm trying to learn about After Effects' different abilities. Question If I make a function using extend script like so function alertStuff() { alert("stuff") } Can I call this ...
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Keep fixed symbol on a source text linked expression

I have a text layer (property: Source Text) connected to a slider control, in the way that the slider goes from 0 to 40 and the text layer simply follows the same amount. Now, I want to have a fixed ...
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How to make flickering white spots and moving effects in After Effect

I want to know how to make those particle-like spots and you see the transparent effects and the fast moving text? I want to know what that effect is called and how to make it. Please help me!(Please ...
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position expression

Im trying to do an expression to my object. I want to make him come out from the side to center. I searched a lot but I didnt find any expression. I can do it with keyframes but I need expression only....
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help to animate an lower thirds that's positioned by expressions

I'm new to using expressions in after effects and I've also hardly touched Java before. However using some online tutorials and common sense, I managed to create a lower thirds title graphic ...
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After Effects - EG Template: Of 2 keyframes I only want to change the 2nd in EG, help!

I'm trying to create a new Essential Graphics template in After Effects. I have an animation (at its most basic, it's a rectangle that expands from a set, small size to - hopefully! - a user defined ...
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Use markers in After Effects as triggers for a particular animation

I have a one precomp animations (from stocks). And I am searching for a script /expression that will automate a certain animation for my project. I have a long videos with premade subtitles srt file ...
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After Effects: Make beam effect go over end/beginning

The beam effect is a plugin in AE in which I can basically decide a "beginning" or "ending"-coordinate and AE will draw a line between these two coordinates, the line can be customized but that ...
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using images as text characters in after effects

I've made a series of comps each representing a letter from the alphabet. Is there an expression or plugin where I can convert the relevant text character on screen to be replaced by the appropriate ...
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How to translate face tracking offset values into a 3D null position

I want to put a 2D hat on a video clip of a person, whose head is tilting as he speaks. I can face-track the face using After Effects CC 2017. I end up with detailed tracking data, which includes ...
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Is possible to pass variables from premiere to after effect compositions?

One of the latest features put inside AE & PR 2017 is the Live Text Edits.. In short you can mark an after effect composition as template and then all the texts inside that composition will be ...
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Animating particles with collision avoidance?

I need to drive a large number of small 2D cars around on screen in a fairly random fashion... I have the Trapcode Suite. I'd really like them not to overlap each other. What's the easiest way to ...