How insanely stupid is this? I am working on After Effects in English. Now i got an AEP from a collegue who uses AE in german. The particular project uses a lot of expressions connecting to "Controls for Expressions". An when i open that project in my AE, i get dozens of error messages because all the controls and properties are beeing translated into english while the handlers of the expressions aren't.
Is there any possibility for me to fix this without changing almost 50 expressions in 15 comps and without changing my AE to german (because this would mean to reinstall the complete Creative Suite -- another fact that makes no sense)
thany you very much
When writing expressions using expression controls, it is advised to use indexes instead of property names, to avoid this issue.
To fix the project AFTER the expressions have been created, I know there's a script which does that, but I don't remember where it is, maybe you can find it on aescripts.com
OR there is a "search and replace" in Duik 15 Beta which works with expressions, you could search control names like "angle" to replace them by 1
Hey, thanks for the hints with the scripts. I'll try the duik, since i know that already (THX for that awesome script btw!)
But I think that should be adressed by ADOBE anyway...
There are actually 2 scripts:
makes an existing expression compatible with your language (but with no other language)
makes your expression compatible with all language versions. But you need to run it on a system where the expressions are working (i.e. which has the correct language for your expressions), hence it does not help, if you get expressions from somebody else that are not compatible with your system.
Nevertheless, this "problem" is the same in 2017 and I'm keep asking me how stupid this is. Why are the names of these controls not fixed for every language and you are only allowed to give alias names? I know one can use indexes, but that's not the point. Even
Q-Basic makes more sense in that case.
This is really stupid and makes me so angry.
2023 we still have this issue