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adam chen
creative random flickers
on Feb 3, 2012 at 1:34:17 pm

I want to craeative some random flickers,and I can control the flash speed.
so I write this Expression,


tot = linear(time,0,4,1.5,8);
r = random(-4,1);
c = clamp(r,0,1);


len = length(effect("Optical Flares")("Position XY"),effect("Optical Flares")("Center Position"));
k = random(0.8,1.4);
if(len>100) {

It can work but not so perfect,cause it`s position bases on random wiggle.and falsh speed also hard to control.
Did you have any better ideas?

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Immanuel Morales
Re: creative random flickers
on Feb 12, 2012 at 4:44:42 pm

I always end up telling people the same thing when it comes to controlling expressions: use the expression controls in the effects and presets and plug your variables into that. so for instance..

speed = thisComp.layer("whichever layers you'll use").effect("Slider Control")("Slider");
amplitude = thisComp.layer("same layer as above").effect("Slider Control 2")("Slider");

tot = linear(time, 0, 4, 1.5, 8);
r = random(speed, amplitude);
c = clamp(r, 0, 1);
wiggle(tot, 700*c)

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adam chen
Re: creative random flickers
on Feb 15, 2012 at 7:00:04 am

Thanks for you reply,I will try it.

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