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  • Jeremy Allen

    February 19, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    I’m getting a little short on time for this project so I figured I would try something else. I put all the pics and the opacity contoller null in the MASTER timeline and parented the pics to a null so I could easily animate all the pics at once. I applied the original expression (the one I pasted in the first post) to all the pics and it seems to be working now, even while they are parented to a null.

    I would love to know if this could work at all as I originally had it set up, because as you all know, there are so many efficient advantages to pre-comps. Another reason I was using the comp was to take advantage of the z-scale property. That way I could space out all the pics with one slider very easily. For some reason AE can’t align or distribute 3D layers, so the z-scale property really helps if you need to space alot of layers evenly. And just so you know, I did test the expression in the precomp without using the z-scale and it still didn’t work right.

    Sincere thanks to Darby and Dan for your time. And while I’m at it, another thanks to Ron and Kathelyn for creating such a great community at the Cow! This place is indespensable.

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