- April 8, 2020 at 2:25 pm
I have a text layer with a slider. In the source Text, I wrote “wiggle(5,50)” (without the quotation mark).
I’d like the Slider property to use this text as an expression. How? I’ve searched the internet for 1 hour and I can’t find an answer!
The code below obviously doesn’t work. AE understands it as a Text value, not a property or expression.
Have a nice day!
- April 8, 2020 at 9:45 pm
Try it this way:
- April 9, 2020 at 7:16 am
On AE CC2017 it is not working, same error message.
- April 9, 2020 at 11:11 am
Remi, as a workaround, you could instead define a wiggle in the slider, and just control numeric values by assigning other slider values (for speed and influence).
I tried Dan’s example in CC2019 and it also does not work though.
- April 9, 2020 at 1:17 pm
Thank you for the workaround Tomas but I am trying to create a project to test expression calculation speed and your solution won’t work :
I wanted to have a text layer where I can write the expression I want to test and then have the properties of 50 layers linked to this Source text. This way I could easily change/improve the expression on just a single text layer and see how it affects the preview time on a lot of layers.
This is the easiest setup I came up with but maybe it’s not possible to convert text values into property.
- April 9, 2020 at 2:35 pm
- April 9, 2020 at 4:52 pm
Ah, OK–slight change:
- April 10, 2020 at 8:56 am
If the results are conclusive I will share the project file Tomas, I’ll let you know! For now I’m working on AE CC2017 to maximize its compatibility.
- April 10, 2020 at 8:57 am
It works! Thank you Dan!
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