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Jimmy Mitchell
Duik Bones Creating Broken Expression
on Sep 28, 2016 at 2:27:22 pm

I'm new to Duik but wanted to use it for a character rig for a client. I created a character in illustrator and brought it into after effects. I put three pins in my arm (shoulder, elbow, hand) and rename the pins to correspond to the point. When I select the layer and hit the Bones tool in Duik, I get an error on all 3 expressions. This only happens if I rename the pins but it is kind of necessary to keep my project from becoming a total confusing mess.

Error reads: After Effects warning: Expression Disabled. Error at line 1 in property 'Position' of layer 10 ('Front Arm) in comp 'Politician'. Unterminated string constant.

Here's the expression it created:
bonePos = thisComp.layer("B_
hand L").toWorld(thisComp.layer("B_
hand L").anchorPoint);
fromWorld(bonePos)


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Duik Bones Creating Broken Expression
on Sep 28, 2016 at 4:42:32 pm

What happens if you convert it to a Photoshop document? I'm thinkin' the vectors are messing things up -- no specific & consistent x-y coordinates.

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


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Carrie Hawks
Re: Duik Bones Creating Broken Expression
on Sep 29, 2016 at 3:31:17 am

Try renaming the layers inside of Duik. I think there's an option to do so in the interface. If you rename them yourself manually, this will create an error.


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Fredrik Ã…kerlund
Re: Duik Bones Creating Broken Expression
on Sep 29, 2016 at 6:54:01 pm

First of all: this

hand L").anchorPoint);

Should be

hand L").anchorPoint;

There shouldn't be a parenthesis at the end. Right?


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