Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video New expression options, part of After Effects CS5.5 New Creative Techniques.
The areas of expressions and scripting also saw some enhancements in…After Effects CS5.5.…For those who like to follow along, I am in the Creating Motion Graphics…Chapter 37 Expressions example project, and I've opened up Ex.01_starter.…First, let's talk about effects.…Some effects have what are referred to as arbitrary controls.…For example, if you choose Color Correction > Curves, this entire custom…interface is considered an arbitrary control.…There is no easy number for you to link to with expressions.…
The whole thing is what gets keyframed.…This is also true for Color Correction > Levels.…That's why we'll often use Levels' individual controls while writing…Expressions because Levels groups a lot of stuff together underneath one…arbitrary control, and there are other funny things like Colorama.…Colorama has quite a custom user interface with this lovely Output Cycle and…it also has something less gaudy such as say Golden 1.…That's a bit nicer.…Well, let's say that I did indeed want to express other layers to one master…
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