This sets the name of the control that is visible to the user in After Effects. It can be a maximum of 30 characters long.
If checked, the user can set keyframes on the current control.
Force Hold Keyframes:
The name says it all. If this is checked, the keyframes created will always be hold keyframes. This is really meant for checkboxes, layer and popup controls, but can be turned on or off for any control, depending on your needs.
If keyframes are not allowed, this option has no effect.
The total number of degrees in the rotation. It is the combined value of the next two options, 'Full Rotations' and 'Degrees'
Each full rotation adds 360 degrees to the total angle. This value is displayed to the user
Additional degrees added to the full rotations. This value is displayed to the user and controls the angle of the rotation gizmo that the user sees
This is different from the checkbox's name. This text will display just to the right of the checkbox control
Sets whether the checkbox is checked or unchecked by default
Shows the currently selected default color. Click on the color swatch to bring up a color picker, or use the Color Hex input
Displays the hexidecimal value of the current color and allows you to directly edit the color using its hex value. (Hex values can only include the numbers 0-9 and the letters A-F)
Groups do not have any options. They help you to organize complex controls by putting related controls in one place and giving the user the ability to hide/show them all together. Groups can be placed within groups, however it is not recommended to have too many nested groups as the interface will eventually become more difficult to navigate
Sets the default selection of the drop-down to either 'none' or the layer to which the pseudo effect is applied.
In the Pseudo Effects Maker, these are the only two options, however in After Effects, the user can additionally select any layer in the current composition
Point / Point 3D
Default X/Y/Z Percent:
The Point and 3D Point controls get a little confusing. There are two sets of values, the first are the 'Percent' values. These should be set to decimals between 0 and 1 that represent percentages. For example .5 is 50%. The percent values are used only when the user resets the control. So for example, if the 'Default X Percent' is set to .5, and the layer with the control is 1920px wide, when the control is reset, the Point's X value will be set to 960 (1920 x .5 = 960). This means that the default of the point will be set dynamically with the size of the layer it is applied to. It is not possible to set the defaults as explicit values, they can only be set to percents.
These are explicit X. Y and Z values. Unlike the 'Default X/Y/Z Percent' values, these are not affected by the size of the layer and are not percentages. However, the values you put in here will only show when the pseudo effect is first applied. Once the control is changed or reset, there is no way to recall these values
The when the Psuedo Effect is applied and the user hits the reset button, this is the value that the control will be set to.
Slider Min / Slider Max:
The min and max values are the lowest and highest values that the slider can scroll to. The output value can be lower or higher than these values by setting it manually, but these are the limits when the user drags the slider handle.
Valid Min / Valid Max:
The valid min and max are the lowest and highest possible values the control can output. Note: Valid Max cannot be less than the Slider Max and Valid Min cannot be more than Slider Min
The number of digits after the decimal point
Show Percent Symbol:
Simply puts a percent symbol after the slider values. It does not affect the output values in any way, it only adds a visual element
Use BPC Values:
Modifies your slider properties based on the number of Bits Per Channel in the current project.
- 8bpc: Values multiplied by 255.
- 16bpc: Values multiplied by 32768
- 32bpc: Values are not multiplied, but values always have a precision of 4
If this option is unchecked, the text is displayed at the same brightness/color as the other options. If the option is turned on, the text will be set to a dim / disabled look