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Wesley KelemenScaling Multiple Layers at different times
by on Jul 22, 2016 at 12:54:26 pm

Hey Guys

I basically have one of those facebook videos that is a text slide show. It's quite long. I completed it but now the client wishes to scale the text on each layer. So something like %100 - maybe %110. Now I could go in and add a adjustment or null to each one and parent but is there a way to scale them from one effect?

So each text layer would scale %10 during it's life.

Thanks guys for any help


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Dave LaRondeRe: Scaling Multiple Layers at different times
by on Jul 22, 2016 at 2:14:46 pm

Is the text animating in any other way? If moves horizontally, for example, you may want to tweak a scaled-down layer.

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


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Wesley KelemenRe: Scaling Multiple Layers at different times
by on Jul 22, 2016 at 3:29:29 pm

Thanks I'll take a look


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Walter SoykaRe: Scaling Multiple Layers at different times
by on Jul 22, 2016 at 3:10:22 pm

[Wesley Kelemen] "So each text layer would scale %10 during it's life."

You can do this by adding an expression to the text. Alt+click the Scale property stopwatch and enter the following:

value*1.1

Once you've done this to the first text layer, select its Scale property in the timeline panel, then Edit > Copy expression only. Then you can multi-select the other text layers and paste.

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
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Wesley KelemenRe: Scaling Multiple Layers at different times
by on Jul 22, 2016 at 3:30:18 pm

I think this might be my best option. Seems pretty simple thanks a lot! Saves me mucho time


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Wesley KelemenRe: Scaling Multiple Layers at different times
by on Jul 22, 2016 at 3:52:14 pm

I put value*1.04 in and nothing happens. The scale percentages turn red and thats it. No error just nothing happens


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Walter SoykaRe: Scaling Multiple Layers at different times
by on Jul 22, 2016 at 4:36:30 pm

You're increasing the scale by 4%. For smaller initial scale values, the difference may not be noticeable. Increase that number as needed.

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
@keenlive [twitter]   |   RenderBreak [blog]   |   Profile [LinkedIn]


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Wesley KelemenRe: Scaling Multiple Layers at different times
by on Aug 1, 2016 at 1:05:05 pm

Still can't get it to work... I'm not too familiar with expression but I alt click the stopwatch which opens up expressions..

then I skip to the next line and paste value*1.1. Press Enter then go to preview

Then nothing happens..Am I missing something?


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Kalle KannistoRe: Scaling Multiple Layers at different times
by on Aug 1, 2016 at 1:12:31 pm

Delete the expression that gets inserted automatically and replace it with the new one.


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Wesley KelemenRe: Scaling Multiple Layers at different times
by on Aug 1, 2016 at 1:15:44 pm

Still nothing....


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