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  • Using external CSV data to power keyframes

  • Matthew

    June 1, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    hi there

    almost BUT NOT QUITE a double post here (apologies) think i may have posted the last one i the wrong forum

    is there a way i can reference an external CSV file (a string of data measured 30 times per second) and use it to generate animation in after effects?

    thanks in advance.

  • Thomas Hannen

    June 1, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Hi Matthew,
    Any keyframe data from AE can be copied and pasted as text into a text editor. Equally, if the text is formatted correctly, any text from the text editor can then be pasted back into the keyframe layer that it came from. So you could use this method to create some keyframes on a slider control, paste them into TextEdit, then continue the formatting of the text as shown in the text file using your own data. Bear in mind you may have to tweak your data to fit a range that makes sense on screen – either beforehand in another application, or after using Expressions. Hope this helps.

  • Thomas Hannen

    June 1, 2017 at 2:19 pm
  • Matthew

    June 1, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    thanks thomas – that was really helpful

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