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Distort > Transform > Scale effect param populates incorrectly in expressions

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May 11, 2023 May 11, 2023

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    If you pickwhip the Distort > Transform effect's "Scale" property, it populates as "thisComp.layer("LAYERNAME").effect("Transform")("Scale")".

    This throws the error: "Property or method named 'Scale' in Class 'Effect' is missing or does not exist."

    The param needs to be manually changed to effect("Transform")("Scale
    Height") to fix.

  • Adobe After Effects version number: 23.3.0
  • Operating system: Win 10 Home - 21H2
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Adobe Employee , May 11, 2023 May 11, 2023

Hi @ryanp94,

Thank you for reporting this issue. The error is due to the name of the Scale property changing when the Uniform Scale checkbox is toggled. If you replace the name "Scale" with the index of the Scale/Scale Height property e.g. "...effect("Transform")(4)", it will not error when the name of the property changes.

 

We're aware of this issue and will be investigated possible fixes for a future version of After Effects.

 

Thanks again for reporting this issue,

- John, After Effects Engi

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Hi @ryanp94,

Thank you for reporting this issue. The error is due to the name of the Scale property changing when the Uniform Scale checkbox is toggled. If you replace the name "Scale" with the index of the Scale/Scale Height property e.g. "...effect("Transform")(4)", it will not error when the name of the property changes.

 

We're aware of this issue and will be investigated possible fixes for a future version of After Effects.

 

Thanks again for reporting this issue,

- John, After Effects Engineering Team 

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