Scripting Sample: Convex Hull

On my AE expression blog, I broke down an expression that creates a dynamic minimum wrapping shape around a set of ‘point’ layers. I mention in that post the use of a script to populate an array (or rather, the expression string that defines an array), and auto-generate a layer with a shape that hasContinue reading “Scripting Sample: Convex Hull”

Quick Shape Layer Navigation

You have a simple problem: a Shape Layer in your comp has many, many Groups. Maybe you imported an Illustrator file and converted it to Shapes, hoping to get access to the path for that one squircle because a rounded rectangle will not do. You just need to be able to track that shape down.Continue reading “Quick Shape Layer Navigation”

The need for a launcher.

(Apologies in advance for this not being a tutorial. Here’s a link to download my launcher to dissect.) If you’ve dabbled in After Effects scripting, you know how messy your File > Scripts… and Window menus can get with all those .jsx listings. Those one-off scripts you write and load into AE really stack up.Continue reading “The need for a launcher.”

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