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Quba Michalski
AE CC Does not seem to save custom effect names in presets?
on Aug 12, 2013 at 7:08:03 pm

I am trying to get back to writing expressions and building a new library of cool custom presets. I am, however, experiencing a weird problem: As I save the needed properties in a preset and then load them back, all my custom names on the Expression Controllers are gone and replaced by defaults.

Is anyone else experiencing it?

Quick test scenario:
1. Create a solid
2. Create Expression Controller > Layer Controller on the solid
3. Rename "Layer Control" into "My controller"
4. In the timeline untwirl all needed, then select the Effects line, the "My controller" line as well as "Layer.... 'None' value line below
5. Save preset
6. Create new solid
7. Apply the preset on a new solid.

On the new one instead of "My controller" I get "Layer Control".

How can I have AE save the custom effect names (as it used to) ?

Quba Michalski
qubahq.com


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Todd Kopriva
Re: AE CC Does not seem to save custom effect names in presets?
on Aug 12, 2013 at 8:20:43 pm

It seems that the name is saved if you select the expression control effect by clicking its name and then save the animation preset, as opposed to clicking the name of the underlying property and then saving the animation preset.

This bug doesn't exist in After Effects CS6.

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Todd Kopriva, Adobe Systems Incorporated
After Effects quality engineering
After Effects team blog
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Todd Kopriva
Re: AE CC Does not seem to save custom effect names in presets?
on Aug 12, 2013 at 8:37:19 pm

I just checked, and this is the result of a fix for a bug that in previous version caused all properties of an effect (not just selected properties) to be saved and applied in an animation preset. This means that it is now the intended behavior that you need to select the name of the effect (i.e., click the top-level property group for the entire effect) before saving an animation preset to have the custom name saved.

Does that make sense?

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After Effects quality engineering
After Effects team blog
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Declan Zimmermann
Re: AE CC Does not seem to save custom effect names in presets?
on Apr 26, 2014 at 9:42:24 pm

Hi Todd,

I also experience this and selecting the name of the expression controller does not seem to work as you suggest.

In it's simplest form if I add an expression "Slider Control" to a layer.

Then re-name that slider e.g. "My Control."

Then select the name of that slider (so it's highlighted in the UI) and save preset.

Then apply the saved preset to a new layer ...

The new layer comes in with a slider with the default name of "Slider Control."

There are many instances where I've set up presents involving expressions where I would like things to retain the names given to clarify their function.

Please let me know if I'm reading your response correctly, and if so if Adobe has plans to address this behavior in a future release of AE.

Thanks!

Declan Zimmermann
Design & Motion
motiongraphicsnyc.com
twitter: @MographNYC


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Tristan Summers
Re: AE CC Does not seem to save custom effect names in presets?
on May 12, 2014 at 2:31:23 pm

HOw does this work if you are combining different things? Position, 3d rotation 2 effects one with expression to custom named slider. NOrmally = UU+select all
so Now, select JUST the effect Name, does this take all the values?
confused


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Cole Pittsford
Re: AE CC Does not seem to save custom effect names in presets?
on Mar 18, 2017 at 12:00:32 am

Did you ever find a solution to this problem? I am experiencing the same thing.


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Stuart Fleisher
Re: AE CC Does not seem to save custom effect names in presets?
on Jul 26, 2017 at 3:24:45 pm

Found the solution. You need to select the top level effect property in the Timeline, not in the Effects Control window.


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