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Justin Youngexpression control time remap
by on Jan 14, 2012 at 1:20:39 am

How do I control the time remap value of an animation of a leg that nested inside a walk cycle?

I tried this expression on the leg but it doesn't work:
comp("container").layer("teen").effect("leg1")("Slider")

It's like it's not interpreting the expression as the animation takes place.

ideas?


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Walter SoykaRe: expression control time remap
by on Jan 14, 2012 at 1:54:25 am

[Justin Young] "How do I control the time remap value of an animation of a leg that nested inside a walk cycle?"

Tough to say because you've provided almost no information about how your project is set up -- but I'd guess that you need to precomp everything in the leg animation except the time-remapping. In other words, you need to take your animated leg comp, nest that inside a new comp, apply time-remapping to the precomped layer within the new comp, then link it its value back to the container control.

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Justin YoungRe: expression control time remap
by on Jan 14, 2012 at 2:35:20 am

I'll try and explain what I'm doing.

The guys legs are supposed to grow over time during his walk cycle....so.

container>walkCycle>legGrowthAnimation

walkCycle is timeremapped to loop. This is also where the slide control is but change the slide control value from 0 to 100, the legGrowthAnimation isn't progressing. It just stays stuck on the first frame.


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