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Ace BilletExpression for using time from other comp
by on Jan 23, 2013 at 5:32:11 pm

I'm using SoundKeys™ to scale some element in a music video.
Now, this element appears several times, so I created a master comp for my SoundKeys and Audio,
created keyframes and expression-pickwhipped the scale attribute of my object to the Output in the other comp.
This will allow easier tweaks on the keyframes.

The scaling works, but the scaled layers always use 00:00 on SoundKeys' timeline, therefore not synced with the audio.
What do I need to use to my expression so it grabs the right time from the Audio layer ?

temp = comp("SoundKeysSCALER").layer("SoundKeys2").effect("Sound Keys")("Output 1");
[temp, temp]

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Dave LaRondeRe: Expression for using time from other comp
by on Jan 23, 2013 at 8:29:10 pm

why not just add the audio layer to the main comp? You don't have to USE the audio when you render....

Dave LaRonde
Former Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA

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