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Xavier Paredes
AE CC: How to invoice the Scale dialog box?
on Dec 13, 2018 at 3:42:55 pm

I read elsewhere that hitting "S" and "Return" is supposed to bring up the Scale dialog box. This isn't working for me.

I'm using AE CC (version 15).

If you know how to bring the dialog box please let me know.

Note: I know I can enter the values right under the layer. I don't want this. I need the dialog box.

Thanks!

Xavier


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Dave LaRonde
Re: AE CC: How to invoice the Scale dialog box?
on Dec 13, 2018 at 4:49:10 pm

How does using the dialog box differ from typing in new values for the property? Since I NEVER or EVER have used the dialog box, I honestly don't know. At first blush, it would seem that the dialog box is a little unnecessary and a little time-consuming.

Do you need to use it for an expression or a script?

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Xavier Paredes
Re: AE CC: How to invoice the Scale dialog box?
on Dec 13, 2018 at 5:08:00 pm

I'm using automation software so I would like to copy the scale values so I can use them in variables to compare to something and then based on that, the macro will proceed in one of two ways.

Xavier


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Richard Garabedain
Re: AE CC: How to invoice the Scale dialog box?
on Dec 13, 2018 at 5:12:06 pm

question...what is the dialogue box


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Walter Soyka
Re: AE CC: How to invoice the Scale dialog box?
on Dec 13, 2018 at 6:10:17 pm

Most of the other transforms have shortcuts for their dialogs (try Ctrl+Shift+P to see the Position dialog), but Scale and Anchor Point do not.

You will have to use the Keyboard Shortcuts editor to assign a keystroke to Layer > Transform > Scale...

Once that's done, you can use it in your automation to get the dialog box you need.

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
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Xavier Paredes
Re: AE CC: How to invoice the Scale dialog box?
on Dec 14, 2018 at 4:02:35 pm

Hi Walter, I have assigned a shortcut but no luck.





Xavier


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Walter Soyka
Re: AE CC: How to invoice the Scale dialog box?
on Dec 14, 2018 at 4:23:50 pm

I think your hotkey combination conflicts with the shortcut for the Add/Delete Scale Keyframe command. You may need to reassign the conflict or pick a different shortcut for the Scale dialog if the conflict cannot be cleared.

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
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Xavier Paredes
Re: AE CC: How to invoke the Scale dialog box?
on Dec 14, 2018 at 4:29:30 pm

Walter, you're a genius. That worked.

I had already completed the work yesterday (doing a bit more manual work) but for the sake of giving closure to this post and in case it helps someone else in the future I am following up.

Happy Holidays!

Xavier


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Walter Soyka
Re: AE CC: How to invoke the Scale dialog box?
on Dec 14, 2018 at 4:30:10 pm

Thanks, Xavier, and happy holidays to you, too!

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
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