This month, special guest Zack Lovatt gave us a great introduction to what expressions are and how they can help in projects. It was a great demo for both newcomers to expressions and experienced users.
Lucas was our lucky winner in our random drawing to win 1 seat in School of Motion’s Expression Session! We did things a little different this month and asked for a donation to one of three local charities (Phyllis Wheatley Community Center, Simpson Housing Center, or Appetite for Change) or the North Texas Food Bank. We’re thrilled to say we raised $400 for these organizations!
Thanks to everyone who came out this month!
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00:06:39.448,00:06:42.448 James Ramirez: https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/user-guide.html/after-effects/using/effect-list.ug.html 00:06:43.928,00:06:46.928 James Ramirez: internal effect support list 00:20:30.960,00:20:33.960 Hanna Loegering: Yes 00:20:40.973,00:20:43.973 Brian Barber: Yep 00:22:06.968,00:22:09.968 Tara Iannarelli: Alt on a Mac is the Option key 00:28:26.422,00:28:29.422 Hanna Loegering: All good 00:29:37.993,00:29:40.993 James Ramirez: i love the live commenting, this is making my day. 00:32:51.851,00:32:54.851 Adam Demers: Is it always (TIME, VALUE)? 00:33:17.358,00:33:20.358 James Ramirez: can we talk about the extra parameters you can add to wiggle? you can do up to like 3-4? octaves and noise scale? 00:34:12.859,00:34:15.859 M. Gurtek: I can't believe FriedPixel is in da house!!! Sup! 00:34:27.973,00:34:30.973 James Ramirez: Hi Hi Hi <3 00:34:43.073,00:34:46.073 MNAEUG Organizer: OMG I didn't even put 2 & 2 together. Hey James! 00:36:35.162,00:36:38.162 James Ramirez: Sorry -- I complicated and ruined his progression of complexity :P 00:36:49.307,00:36:52.307 M. Gurtek: Didn't know there was a path display? I wonder what the shortcut is for that 00:38:42.101,00:38:45.101 M. Gurtek: Viewport 00:39:21.658,00:39:24.658 Pallav Kumar: Good to see that noise complexity visually--thanks! 00:39:39.255,00:39:42.255 M. Gurtek: Ohhh Okay. Thank you 00:39:50.690,00:39:53.690 Brian Barber: Cool 00:39:54.341,00:39:57.341 M. Gurtek: Very handy 00:44:26.356,00:44:29.356 MNAEUG Organizer: This is the good stuff folks. 00:46:04.255,00:46:07.255 Brian Barber: for the last Time parameter in the wiggle series, was it "time + x"? Couldn't quite see the text 00:47:21.045,00:47:24.045 Brian Barber: Thx 00:55:38.309,00:55:41.309 James Ramirez: oops i gotta go, i hate expression 00:55:49.005,00:55:52.005 MNAEUG Organizer: See ya James! 00:55:53.466,00:55:56.466 MNAEUG Organizer: Ha 00:56:03.507,00:56:06.507 M. Gurtek: that was really smooth 00:56:12.469,00:56:15.469 MNAEUG Organizer: Matt. You need to leave now. 00:56:20.269,00:56:23.269 Zack Lovatt: 👌🏻 00:58:13.044,00:58:16.044 Pallav Kumar: Dang, really pointed comment about that dunning-kruger effect.... 00:58:23.445,00:58:26.445 MNAEUG Organizer: I feel seen 00:58:42.455,00:58:45.455 Brian Barber: Yeah, been there. 00:58:45.868,00:58:48.868 Tara Iannarelli: shots fired 00:59:14.829,00:59:17.829 MNAEUG Organizer: We'll have clickable links in the summary posted later. 01:01:40.598,01:01:43.598 James Ramirez: im pretty sure i have a hard copy of that site printed from ages ago. 01:06:05.979,01:06:08.979 Tara Iannarelli: Are there any other questions for Zack? 01:07:28.200,01:07:31.200 MNAEUG Organizer: https://mnaeug.com/school-of-motion-is-it-right-for-you/ 01:10:11.634,01:10:14.634 James Ramirez: sarah wins for letting use see a cat 01:10:13.445,01:10:16.445 James Ramirez: btw 01:10:46.198,01:10:49.198 Sara Richardson: yeah my cat is totally enjoying the presentation too 01:11:08.701,01:11:11.701 James Ramirez: expression session for pets. coming soon. 01:11:20.601,01:11:23.601 Tara Iannarelli: purrfect 01:15:36.338,01:15:39.338 Brian Barber: Is there a resource that explains why you use quotes, curly brackets, etc? Is that a good way to start understanding how to write them from scratch? 01:18:11.046,01:18:14.046 Brian Barber: Thanks, it makes my head spin. 01:21:13.125,01:21:16.125 Jill Zimmerman: Thank you!! 01:21:21.404,01:21:24.404 Brian Barber: Thanks! 01:21:28.118,01:21:31.118 Lucas Langworthy: Thanks Zack!!!! 01:21:40.029,01:21:43.029 Pallav Kumar: Thanks so much Zack :) 01:21:52.874,01:21:55.874 James Ramirez: thank you zack! 01:22:18.969,01:22:21.969 Tara Iannarelli: Are there any other prompts for "secret"? 01:22:36.098,01:22:39.098 James Ramirez: michelle!!! 01:22:55.723,01:22:58.723 James Ramirez: dark secrets. 01:25:06.430,01:25:09.430 James Ramirez: these are so good hahah 01:25:11.748,01:25:14.748 M. Gurtek: Yes!!!! 01:26:56.295,01:26:59.295 Hanna Loegering: Show n Tell: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/lxbdkJ 01:28:23.648,01:28:26.648 James Ramirez: love the mixture of styles 01:28:57.030,01:29:00.030 Brian Barber: Nice. 01:29:45.215,01:29:48.215 Jill Zimmerman: That's so cool 01:36:19.148,01:36:22.148 James Ramirez: so much sass. love it. 01:36:25.937,01:36:28.937 Zack Lovatt: +1 01:38:01.130,01:38:04.130 Zack Lovatt: cats for days 01:38:16.600,01:38:19.600 Sara Richardson: thank you so much!! this was great