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How to communicate between AEGPs?

Jan 31, 2012 8:30 PM

Hi All,

         Is there any way to communicate between AEGPs? I know that by adding Suite we can communicate between effect and AEGP. Can we also communicate between AEGPs using Suite?


Thanks & Regards,


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    Jan 31, 2012 10:43 PM   in reply to dheeraj_c

    yes, a custom suite is the way to go.

    just wait with using the suite after you're sure al the AEGPs have loaded, otherwise you might try to use the suite before it has been defined.

    you didn't have that problem with using a suite in an effect because AE loads AEGPs first, and only then the effects.

    the first idle call would be a good time to load the suite.

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    Feb 1, 2012 9:28 AM   in reply to dheeraj_c

    This sounds interesting. What's a good keyword to look for in the after effects sdk doc for information on a custum suite? Thanks!

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    Feb 1, 2012 9:38 AM   in reply to SirPentor75

    well, it's not really documented...

    the documentation only refers you to the relevant samples.


    look at the "sweetie" sample to see how to create the custom suite,

    and at the "checkout" sample (in the globalSetup() function) to see how to

    use the custom made suite.


    but are you sure a custom suite is what you need?

    you only need a custom suite to enable an effect or AEGP to contact another

    AEGP. (for whatever reason)

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    Feb 1, 2012 1:35 PM   in reply to shachar carmi

    Thanks. In this case I really doubt I would need to use one, but it sounded like an interesting concept worthy of investigating.

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    Feb 1, 2012 11:50 PM   in reply to SirPentor75

    investigate away.


    (it is a powerful tool for many cases)

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