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by bradshaw1965
August 20th, 2009, 1:57 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: need help with my script - imports mask from text file
Replies: 2
Views: 3725

Re: need help with my script - imports mask from text file

Take a look at: http://omino.com/pixelblog/2008/12/25/ae-mask-vertices-from-extendscript/ at first glance without going through your logic, you might be missing myMask.setValue(shapeArray); also ...that you must assign the vertices before assigning closed to true or false http://www.chris-g.net/2008...
by bradshaw1965
August 3rd, 2009, 10:29 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: FCP to AE
Replies: 2
Views: 3982

Re: FCP to AE

hola all, yes, I've sort of fallen off of the face of the AE scripting earth as I've moved a lot of my efforts to the web side of things. I'm really hoping to find some more time to pursue some AE scripts though, especially since I've seen all of the incredible energy and output from the community a...
by bradshaw1965
February 9th, 2008, 5:04 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: iterating through XML to create Markers
Replies: 7
Views: 6121

Re: iterating through XML to create Markers

Please correct me if I'm wrong but it appears that Adobe did not implement the filtering or wildcard features of E4X which is why I found XPath useful here. Thanks again! yep, that's right, although I don't think Xpath is native to E4X so it's a pretty decent compromise. Your Xpath query looks grea...
by bradshaw1965
February 9th, 2008, 9:51 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: iterating through XML to create Markers
Replies: 7
Views: 6121

Re: iterating through XML to create Markers

Hey louai, The general idea is to loop through the outermost element that you know will be consistent. So, if the CJ element is known to have vidPlayerTextFrame as children (pseudocode, I'm not sitting in front of a dev setup) var xmlNodes = cj.children(); for(frame in xmlNodes){ if(frame.name() == ...
by bradshaw1965
January 11th, 2008, 11:15 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Progress Bars and User Updates
Replies: 10
Views: 9670

Hey Lloyd,

Yes, on the mac and with the same sample script from Bridge. I'll file a bug.

thanks for confirming,

Dale
by bradshaw1965
December 21st, 2007, 8:21 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Newbie needs help- transcoding script needed
Replies: 5
Views: 4311

Hey Scott, I think you'll be happier digging deeper into compressor or trying one of the other dedicated transcoding apps like Cleaner or if money is a factor some of the great open source tools like Streamclip, ffmpeg, et al. I've been knee deep in transcoding for years now and the workflow issues ...
by bradshaw1965
December 6th, 2007, 8:30 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Movie Trailer Image Flash By
Replies: 3
Views: 3241

I don't think you really need a post-processing expression. Just give the user the option of what kind of easing, enable time remap, set that ease with user input at x time, and then use the time graph in the graph editor to adjust the time remap.
by bradshaw1965
December 5th, 2007, 8:33 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Movie Trailer Image Flash By
Replies: 3
Views: 3241

Would it make sense to set the comp up linearly and then set a time remap on the placed comp perhaps with some controls to adjust the remap?

Dale
by bradshaw1965
December 5th, 2007, 7:28 am
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Asynchronous strategies
Replies: 2
Views: 3077

Hey Darkmoon, That's a good idea. In general, I wish we had a user thread that was non-blocking. I'm struggling with both asynch and user feedback stuff. If there was a non-blocking event listener with a useful polling event we could marshal scripts a lot more efficently. Off to do a feature request...
by bradshaw1965
November 28th, 2007, 12:54 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Progress Bars and User Updates
Replies: 10
Views: 9670

Progress Bars and User Updates

Has anybody had any luck using Progress Bars and updating text while a script is running. The controls work fine until I hook it into a running script and then I only get a stream of updates after the body of the script is finished. It appears to be a threading problem where the Object methods are c...
by bradshaw1965
November 7th, 2007, 1:06 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Connecting to Excel
Replies: 8
Views: 9982

So how does this TCP connection work?
The Socket Object is pretty handy for doing TCP stuff. You can also filter TCP requests through callSystem();
by bradshaw1965
November 6th, 2007, 2:29 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Asynchronous strategies
Replies: 2
Views: 3077

Asynchronous strategies

hey folks, With the new XML parsing abilities in AE CS3, I've been playing around with parsing web feeds and I've reached the point where I'd like to deal with some enclosures. I've been following roughly the workflow of 1. set up a socket 2. feed a url to the socket 3. parse the xml and gather urls...
by bradshaw1965
October 27th, 2007, 7:58 am
Forum: Script requests
Topic: script to import XML coordinate shape data to create a mask
Replies: 17
Views: 10465

Hey Matty,

When I used monter's script with the .ssf file you provided I got useful masks for your image sequences. There was a mask key on every frame that moved accordingly.

Best,

Dale
by bradshaw1965
October 24th, 2007, 5:39 am
Forum: Script requests
Topic: script to import XML coordinate shape data to create a mask
Replies: 17
Views: 10465

Hey monter,

Thanks for making the source available.

Best,

Dale
by bradshaw1965
October 23rd, 2007, 6:15 pm
Forum: Scripts Discussion
Topic: Calculating KeyframeEase Object values
Replies: 4
Views: 3854

Hey nab, That's really helpful, thanks. Yep, this is for the FCPToAE project. It's been a great learning experience. I've learnt a ton about Shape Objects, vertices, E4X xml parsing,bezier paths(thanks again), etc. It's always nice to have a big project, that you can break down and have a decently l...