I use this expression for random layer movement at intervals:
x = 10;
f = thisComp.frameDuration * x;
posterizeTime(1 / f);frames
minPos = [0,0];
maxPos = [thisComp.width, thisComp.height];
How can I keep the layer from appearing in a certain area (lets say the middle) of the screen?
again ... many thanks for any insights you can share
The following worked for me. Just set the windowpercent variable to whatever percentage of the area of the comp you want to block out in the center. So, say you need a window in the center that is 20% of the comp width wide and 20% of the comp width tall, you would set windowpercent = 20/100
It seems like there should be a much simpler answer than this, but it's what I came up with. It worked for me to do what I think you were asking for. Hopefully it can serve as a functional base for you to develop what you need.