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  • Chris Scalzo

    July 22, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    Works perfectly. I was thinking I would have to do so much more.

  • Chris Scalzo

    July 22, 2021 at 6:34 pm

    I don’t understand. I get how fromcomp works but not sure where to use. The point control on the layer is being pushed further from the anchor point (which is still 640,360 in center of layer) based on the scaling.

    I am trying to write an expression on position to push the point control to 640,450 on comp.

  • Chris Scalzo

    August 18, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    Works perfectly. I was hoping to do without regex since I don’t always wrap my head around it. I appreciate the comment as well in there. Thank you very much.

  • Chris Scalzo

    December 11, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    If I used this to bake sourcetext that I populated from expressions, it there any way to turn off keyframing on the text layers since every frame would be the same value? I know I can go through hundreds of layers and click the stopwatch.

    Thanks in advance, I realize this is a 5 year old post.

  • Chris Scalzo

    November 15, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    I have the same problem. I believe here it has something to do with network permissions or network firewalls (because I am behind corporate walls). It is quite frustrating since I can’t really use Cinema 4d renderer for extrusions and often find myself faking them in classic 3d in styles circa 20 years ago.

  • Chris Scalzo

    October 11, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    I am not sure if this will help you, but I have done a create shapes manually inside my animation comp and set all paths to trace off the path on index 1. this let me click create paths and send layer to the top of comp and have it update everywhere. Then if I did a couple times, I could even hot switch the linking to the top most traced mask, on the topmost layer just by moving to the top.


  • Chris Scalzo

    June 18, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    I found my workaround in this post from the great Dan couple years ago.

    Answer: expression selectors.

  • Chris Scalzo

    June 18, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    I figured out what was wrong with my property index syntax. I am still looking for a solution to my text.split problem. will reword in a new post.

  • Chris Scalzo

    June 12, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    I just noticed this didn’t have any replies, so I’ll give it a go. I personally do not know of any way with an expression, to change values of a keyframe. However, if you have 2 fixed values you are transitioning between, then you want to transition to a third value off a slider you can do that with an expression like the linear() or smooth() functions. Hope this helps.

  • Chris Scalzo

    January 29, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    As far as I know, you can not read any app data without running a script. As far as an expression, you could use generate a random number in the range of background you have, and you can seed that random with your composition.

    If you are making new compositions with each project with unique names, you would generate new random. If those backgrounds were still images or video files, I would toggle their opacity if their number was called. If you want to replace the background layer in your project, you can also write a script to do that every time you run the script.

    bgcount=10; \\assuming you had 10 backgrounds
    seedRandom(, timeless = true);

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