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

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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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'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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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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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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After Effects Expression, layer not found or missing

I'm using a plugin called Duik 15 to rig a character to turn the right arm into an IK controller, and it has produced an expression that is unable to find one of my layers. I'm not sure why it's not ...
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Expressions: Data-generated After Effects Graphic using CSV file?

Is there a way to read a CSV file or spreadsheet containing dates in timecode in one column and data in another column, then use the time/date to pair with footage to display the corresponding data? ...
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Overshoot expression: Consider variable text width

I have a lower third which resizes to the length of text. Now I want to make a overshoot effect. But.. I have no idea where to put the length of the text into the expression. This is expression ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...