After Effects Expressions I realize that expressions can be daunting, and some would rather copy and past useful code rather than learn the language. That’s cool with me. Therefore, I’d like to share with you my top 5 after effects expressions. These are expressions I use in just about every project, and I consider them to be incredible workflow enhancements. Download My Top 5 After Effects Expressions as FFX presets here. 1. Stitches - An HTML5 sprite sheet generator Drag & drop image files onto the space below, or use the “Open” link to load images using the file browser. Then, click “Generate” to create a sprite sheet and stylesheet. This demo uses a couple of HTML5 APIs, and it is only compatible with modern browsers. Introducing ActionScript > ActionScript Elements ActionScript is a language that bridges the gap between what you understand and what Flash understands. As such, it allows you to provide both action-oriented instructions (do this) and logic-oriented instructions (analyze this before doing that) to your Flash project. Like all languages, ActionScript contains many different elements, such as words, punctuation, and structure—all of which you must employ properly to get your Flash project to behave the way you want it to. If you don't employ ActionScript correctly, you'll find that interactivity either won't occur or won't work the way you intended. Many of these elements, as well as several other more logical elements such as logical statements and expressions, will be dealt with in much more detail throughout the book.
Using jQuery for Background Image Animations After reading Dave Shea's article on CSS Sprites using jQuery to produce animation effects, I felt like playing around with things to see what could be done but accomplish it with a simpler HTML structure (no need for adding superfluous tags) and simpler code, too. Changing the position of the background image felt to be the best approach to creating the type of effect we're looking for (and I'm not the first to think so: see the examples at the end of this article). jQuery is a great library for this type of task but out of the box, it can't animate background position properly because of the need to animate two values instead of just one (too bad not all browsers implemented the non-standard background-position-x and -y like Internet Explorer). You'll have to use the Background-Position plugin that is linked in the demo (the original plugin is no longer available on the jQuery site). Previous versions didn't support negative or decimal values properly.
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Expression language reference Return type: Number or Array. Argument type: freq, amp, octaves, amp_mult, and t are Numbers. Randomly shakes (wiggles) the value of the property. freq value is the frequency in wiggles per second.