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Kedar Dagade
AE coposition from a data file
on Jan 14, 2013 at 10:49:01 pm

Hi All,

Is there a script which can read the given data file and place the layers in sequence as mentioned in the data file and apply the transform values to each resp. layer?

I have lots of sprites and a data file (either txt or xml) which gives me position, rotation, scale for each layer.
This data is generated from a PSD.
Lets say it gives me the data with respect to the center of the sprite.

Layer Name .. Position .... Rotation .. Scale
layer1.png .. 512,230,0 ... 10 ........ 100,100,100
layer2.png .. 629,559,0 ... -5 ........ 100,100,100

If I want to position these sprites in AE I have to manually apply the values on the sprite layer in AE. But if I have 100+ layers thats a time consuming task and its prone to errors.



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Dan Ebberts
Re: AE coposition from a data file
on Jan 14, 2013 at 11:15:15 pm

I'm not aware of anything out there that will do exactly what you want. A lot depends on the format of your data. It does sound very scriptable though. It might be a lot to bite off as a first script, but it should be pretty straightforward/easy if you've done any scripting.


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Kedar Dagade
Re: AE coposition from a data file
on Jan 18, 2013 at 2:07:51 am

Thanks for reply Dan.
Unfortunately I haven't done any scripting.

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