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March 2021 Meetup Recap: Expressions with Zack Lovatt

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.

We reviewed prompt submissions for Secret from Adam and Brian.

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!

Expand Chat Transcript

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

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