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    Roland Kahlenberg commented  · 

    I think a Safe Mode is a great idea but I'd be cheating myself if I didn't also request for a Beast Mode :glowcat-parrot:and a Preferred Mode which would be a user-selected set of Prefs that has worked best and and suggested by the user via Sync Settings.

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    Roland Kahlenberg commented  · 

    Hi Dacia, I've been on 18.1 when the corrupted metadata error occurred in PPro, while importing a MoGRT. So, unfortunately the bug doesn't seem to have resolved itself.

    Yesterday, the 'missing' props in the EGP issue appeared again. Fortunately, these came back after closing the EGP; populating it with another Essential Comp before reloading the seemingly problematic comp.

    Thanks for the insight into the JSON and Expressions Universalizer. On my own initiative, I had resorted to the same workflow you suggested. However, it's not possible to adhere to such a workflow at all times. There will be the dreaded occasion(s) where I have to edit a Dropdown Menu that's been placed into the EGP. I now see that it may be prudent to first remove the DDM from the EGP first; edit the DDM; and then drop it back into the EGP – this seems to be a safer procedure, once the DDM is already in the EGP and the DDM requires an edit.

    Please share more details as and when they become available because the 'missing' props issue still persists in 18.1.
    TIA

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    Roland Kahlenberg commented  · 

    I can confirm that the insertion of "Pseudo ..." into a few of my Expressions was caused by the Expression Universalizer script. Do take note that this insertion/replacement only occurs to code referencing DropDownMenus.

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    Roland Kahlenberg commented  · 

    Thanks for your reply Dacia. However, my AEP/MoGRT do not have JSON data. I'm also using 18.1.

    To rectify my issue, I Saved the AEP anew. Duplicated the Comp. Populated the new/empty EGP. And all seems good and quite stable - but dang! Such a PITA.

    Not certain if this is related but at the Slack MDA, I shared the following, on this same AEP -

    This line -

    para = thisComp.layer("Controller").effect("Bottom Text Paragraph Aligment")(1);

    autoerroneously changes into this -

    para = thisComp.layer("Controller").effect("Bottom Text Paragraph Aligment")("Pseudo/@@ur6zJKZbSvSGnSN/UNG1SQ");

    Only occasionally does an Expression error appear. Has anyone seen this or similar and does someone have an idea what's causing this strange re-writing of Expressions?

    So, AE is re-writing my Expression Code. YIKES! And in doing so, messes up the line of code and of course the entire Script. FYI, the line of Code points to a Dropdown Menu.

    Any thoughts or insights into this very odd and destabilizing behavior in AE?

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    Roland Kahlenberg commented  · 

    Not sure if this is related - Color Swatches in the EGP do not update AUTOMATICALLY when a set of colors are selected via a Dropdown Menu.

    Sample code -

    myArray = [[66,133,244,255]/255,[25,103,210,255]/255,[24,90,188,255]/255,[23,78,166,255]/255,[210,227,252,255]/255,[232,240,254,255]/255];
    mySeries = effect("Color Series")(1);

    if(mySeries==1){(myArray[0])
    } else ...

    ------------------------

    The related, Color Swatch property in the timeline DOES UPDATE. To update the Color Swatch in the EGP, I have to use its Eyedropper to click on any area/color in the UI; then the Color Swatch updates to the correctly color.

    Please advise on workaround, special diet, prayers etc to remedy this issue.

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    Roland Kahlenberg commented  · 

    This Expression used to work in AE CC2019 and PPro 2019. They now work in AE CC 2020 BUTT not in PPro 2020.

    ---------------------------------
    myArray = ["ROTTING BANANAS","FLIGHT CLUB",text.sourceText];

    selects = thisComp.layer("Controller").effect("Program Title")(1);

    myArray[selects-1]
    -------------------------
    This Expression is applied to a Source Text prop which has some text in it (default custom text) - more on this later.

    The issue is with the last array item, text.sourceText. It's there as a feature to allow a user to enter custom text, as opposed to choosing from a list, in the same array. In AE CC 2020. all is good. In PPro, the default text doesn't appear - the text entry box is blank and anything I type disappears into a world when I click on the Timeline.

    In CC2019, I was using the ole Slider EXP Control for selections but converted them to Drop Menu EXP Controls for CC 2020. I've attached the CC2020 MoGRT.

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    Roland Kahlenberg commented  · 

    I made a type tool for PPro based on AE's Text Tool. It's already got a built-in gradient and tonnes of features. I spent a short while adding Sheen, Bevel, Stroke and basic texture. No drop shadows yet as I think you should be able to use PPro's Drop Shadow and create a preset from there. I'm a bit concerned with preview performance for AE MoGRTs.

    Here's what I came up with. I think it looks OK even though it's not going to satisfy all your needs.
    If someone from Japan is willing to help me test and tweak this thingy, we my have a good solution - PM me.

    http://www.broadcastgems.com/mediaStreamer/bGEMs_V2_JapanEdition_ScreenCap_UI_01.PNG

    typeGEMs V2 Promo Video -
    https://youtu.be/eHP0Q2apcVE

    PPro Templates - combination of typeGEMs V2 (for text animation) and PPro's Shape thingy.
    https://youtu.be/eFyI81RfAGI

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