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Ace Billet
Expression to Read Timecode of main / outer comp
on Apr 1, 2011 at 8:48:02 pm

I have a video with some User Interface animations.

I want to include a time code on all the instances of that GUI,
BUT... I don't want it to read its own comp's TC (beacuse this would be 00:01 and going... and then next time it will also start from 00:00)

It should read the main / outside comp. So whenever you see the time code, it's in sync
with the real time. The GUI itself is nested about 5 comps deep in the "main" comp.

Is there an effect combined with an expression that can pull this off ?


cheers
Billet

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Erik Waluska
Re: Expression to Read Timecode of main / outer comp
on Apr 3, 2011 at 4:41:23 pm

I would just pre-compose the timecode from within the comp you want to use as the source of the timecode and then drop that pre-comp in whatever other comp you want to use it in.

Or, you can build an expression-based timecode clock and link across comps to the one you want to use as the source. Check this out...
http://aenhancers.com/viewtopic.php?t=21


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