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Separate Dimensions for 2D point controls

Jul 2, 2013 1:43 PM

Arcording to: 66c1103906c6dea-7e94a.html#WSB9C92251-D2B9-49de-8B7E-EE981AD17522 you should be able to seperate XY dimentions for 2D point controls.

But if i add a point expression control (or any other control that have a 2D position slider) the Separate Dimensions button is grey.


How do i split them?

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    Jul 2, 2013 5:16 AM   in reply to malu05a

    Select Position, then right click and select Separate Dimensions. This only works with Layer Position. If you have the position set up as Separate Positions then instead of adding a point control add two sliders. One for X and one for Y (or a third for Z if you have a 3D layer).


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    Jul 2, 2013 7:17 AM   in reply to malu05a

    This is how it always has been. AE's property streams and the UI controls for them are hard-coded and the only reason it works for the position property is that it's actualyl one helluva an ugly hack that is equally hard-coded and not available within teh standard API functions.



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    Jul 2, 2013 7:46 AM   in reply to malu05a

    I don't know what is so difficult about attaching one slider to  X and one to Y? That's what you are trying to do. Five seconds and two click and drag's with the pickwhip. That will work with any array for any property that has more than one value like color, scale, orientation, or feature center.


    The only time it may become difficult is when you are trying to use the Graph Editor to change the timing of different values without the aid of an expression controller.

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    Jul 2, 2013 1:45 PM   in reply to malu05a

    The title of the Help section that you point to makes it rather clear that this is just for the Position property: "Separate dimensions of Position to animate components individually".


    > I guess that is lack of competition...


    It's more a lack of people requesting this. If you want to submit a feature request, you can do so here:

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