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oktay atalay
Can't get rid off decimals at a certain number
on Sep 16, 2019 at 7:52:30 am

Hello everyone,

I'm trying to create a categorized slideshow template, briefly there are categories let's say A,B,C,D etc. and all categories have their unique footage. My flowchart goes like "Main Comp --> 1/2/3 etc --> Footage 1/2/3 etc. --> Images". To fasten things up I'm just adding new footage inside Footage 1/2/3 etc. precomps. Then I'm using the inPoint and the names of the 1/2/3 precomps to say AE which image it should show. In Main comp I've a Point Control effect with the expression :

a = thisLayer.index;
b = thisComp.numLayers;
for(i = a+1; i <= b; i++){
curLay = thisComp.layer(i);
if(curLay.inPoint <= time && curLay.outPoint > time){
x=curLay.name;
y=curLay.inPoint;
break;
}else{
x="";
y=0;
}
}

[x,y]


x gives me the name of the active layer, which goes like 1-2-3-4... so I could use


if(comp("Main").layer("Footage Control").effect("Point Control")("Point")[0]==index){
100
}else{
0
}


to make sure which image will show at a certain time.


It works just fine until I came up to 7th comp. For the 7th comp my 'x' value is 7,000000000000001 while for the 1st comp 1, 2nd comp 2. I tried Math.floor, Math.Round and toFixed() but none of them worked.

What is the reason behind it and how can I solve it?

Thanks in advance.


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Dan Ebberts
Re: Can't get rid off decimals at a certain number
on Sep 16, 2019 at 4:29:28 pm

You're applying this to the Source Text of a text layer, is that correct? Just providing an array in the last line seems a little sketchy to me. Maybe try:

x + "," + y

or

[x,y].toString();

also, you could probably replace this:

if(curLay.inPoint <= time && curLay.outPoint > time){

with this:

if (curLay.active){


Dan



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