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# Randomly move position of layer on Y within a range, hold for a few frames and move again

FAQ   •   VIEW ALL Randomly move position of layer on Y within a range, hold for a few frames and move again on May 17, 2019 at 1:58:30 pm

I found this code
```Random position in a random amount of time and pause in this position for a random amount of time moveMin = .3; //minimum move time moveMax = .7; //maximum move time pauseMin = .1; // minimum pause time pauseMax = .5; // maximum pause time minVal = [0.1*thisComp.width, 0.1*thisComp.height]; maxVal = [0.9*thisComp.width, 0.9*thisComp.height]; seedRandom(index,true); // set pre-run for endT endT = - random(moveMax); j = 0; k = 0; while ( time >= endT){ j += 1; seedRandom(j,true); startT = endT; if (j%2){ endT += random(moveMin,moveMax); k++; }else{ endT += random(pauseMin,pauseMax); } } if (j%2){ seedRandom(k,true); endVal = random(minVal,maxVal); seedRandom(k-1,true); startVal = random(minVal,maxVal); ease(time,startT,endT,startVal,endVal) }else{ seedRandom(k,true); random(minVal,maxVal) } ```

But just want this for the Y position of a layer only

Dan, can you help if you have a sec? Many Thanks

 Return to posts index Re: Randomly move position of layer on Y within a range, hold for a few frames and move againon May 17, 2019 at 2:05:48 pm

I figured out a method that words , and made this change to the expression

``` minVal = [0,0.1*thisComp.height]; maxVal = [0,0.9*thisComp.height];```

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