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Charles Brepsant
Problem referencing same-named properties
on Mar 29, 2017 at 2:39:56 pm

Hi all,

I have a problem when referencing a property of an effect - specifically the Motion Blur property of the Saber videocopilot effect.

I use layer("LAYER").effect("Motion Blur") as a way to reference the property, but the result does not react to the property.

I am pretty sure this is happening because the property Motion Blur exists multiple times in the effect, according to the following hierarchies:

- Distortion/Glow Distortion/Motion Blur
- Distortion/Core Distortion/Motion Blur
- Render Settings/Motion Blur/Motion Blur

But I cannot find a way to reference those different properties.

Is there a way to specify which property we want to select?

The same thing is happening when I try to reference the property in a script using the following line:"Effects").property("Saber").property("Motion Blur").setValue(1)

I would be grateful if anyone can help on this.

Thanks in advance


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Dan Ebberts
Re: Problem referencing same-named properties
on Mar 29, 2017 at 4:10:53 pm

I would use the Match name, like this for Glow Distortion / Motion Blur:

.property("VIDEOCOPILOT LightSaber-0107")

If you don't have Jeff Almasol's fabulous rd_GimmePropPath.jsx script, get it.


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Charles Brepsant
Re: Problem referencing same-named properties
on Mar 31, 2017 at 1:21:06 pm

Yay, many thanks for the answer Dan!

I actually had the script but never knew.

All the best !

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