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Pierluigi PantiniPhoto (lots of them!) from footage
by on Oct 5, 2009 at 9:03:34 pm

I'm quite noob to AE, I wonder if is it possible to freeze one frame every other or every two other (or every three others, and so on) from a footage.
I have my footage and I apply on it the presets, under presets->behaviors, "time deviation" (I'm traslating the preset's name from italian, maybe in English is a different preset: anyway move the footage on a path trough the time).
Now I have my footage moving in the space.
I want to freeze one every x (x = 1,2,3,...) frame, saving the actual attributes of the frame.
I mean I want that frame freezed and located on the same position, at the same time.
I can achieve the results doing a frame-by-frame animation, without using the presets, but is really long....
Any ideas?

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Dave LaRondeRe: Photo (lots of them!) from footage
by on Oct 5, 2009 at 9:30:52 pm

Try the Posterize Time effect. And start to use AE's online help:

There may be an Italian version; I don't know for sure.

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

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Todd KoprivaRe: Photo (lots of them!) from footage
by on Oct 6, 2009 at 4:56:11 am

> There may be an Italian version; I don't know for sure.

Effetto Posterizzazione tempo

Todd Kopriva, Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Pierluigi PantiniRe: Photo (lots of them!) from footage
by on Oct 8, 2009 at 11:25:57 pm

I've do some progress in this script, but I have a lot of problems...
Honestly, is my first script :).
Anyway, at the moment problem is:

I have one layer, with two effects on it.
Then, I have a second layer.
Now, in the first layer, the second effect use an expression to get his position: this expression is an interpolation of some values pitched from the first effect.
My problem is that I want to take the final values of this expressions and use them to set the position of the second layer.
I've tried a lot of variation (hundreds, tons of hundreds :(, gazillions of tons of hundreds ), and nothing works...

I don't understand why something like this doesn't work:

myPosition = firstLayer.effects.secondeffects.position;

I think, in my trial, I've got every single possible error message.

Any help is really appreciated....

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