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JimJamG

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    Jamie
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    Bradshaw
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  1. Hi all. I am an experienced After Effects user with a good knowledge of expressions. I'm slowly finding my way through Cinema 4D. This is my first post on here so apologies if I am missing something obvious. I have tried looking for my answer online but with no joy. Over the years I have developed a workflow in After Effects that I use extensively and would really like to replicate within Xpresso. This workflow means that in After Effects, I create a lot of markers and then use expressions to compare the current time to markers and animate accordingly. For example, when the current time is approaching a marker and is, say, 1 second away it starts animating a value from 0 to 1. I can then use that value to drive lots of animation. So with this I have a few questions: 1) Is there a way to import an .mp3 file and read the marker data stored on the file? If not, is there another method for importing marker data from After Effects? 2) As a possible workaround I tried seeing if I could sample a pixel colour of an animated .mov file (which I could easily export from After Effects) and use the RGB value from that instead. I was able to successfully do this with a bitmap node for a static .png file, but not for a .mov file (it didn't update with current time). Is it possible to sample a pixel colour from a .mov file? 3) Is there a much better way to go about achieving such things in Cinema 4D and Xpresso? I really like what I have experienced so far in Xpresso and I'm very excited about combining it's functionality with the Custom User Data in a way not too dissimilar to how I work in After Effects. If anyone could point my towards a good direction of how to achieve the workflow mentioned above then I'll be massively grateful. Thanks, JimJam

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