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JT Thompson 4 years ago • updated by Sébastien Lavoie 4 years ago 3

I'm curious if you have a list of example snippets? I really like this idea, in fact I LOVE it, but I'm curious to see who might have come up with nice ways to use this. My only generation to date is a simple structure automating how I start all projects essentially folders, and creating a couple layers. but I'd like to see how deep people get with it.


Building projects always starts with a basic framework and I have a routine but this thing means I no longer have to build template projects, and I can just have template hyle imports, and change things as they evolve which is fantastic.


So does anyone have any personal examples to share?

Glad to know you like the script! The way you use it is exactly the reason why I built it ;) Now about the examples, I've recently added a gallery section to the website. There are not as many as I would like to be, but you will be still able to find some examples there. More will come soon.


At the moment, the focus is on adding features and correcting bugs, but I will soon make more videos and tutorials explaining the different ways to use Hyle.


And if you did something clever with Hyle that you'd like to share it, you can always use the pastebin and send the link to @HyleScript!


You know, i did try the examples. I downloaded the trial just to see if it would do what I want, and It certainly did, but I was just building structure. i am to the point I'm going to start building layers, but when i try running any of the examples it fails to execute. And it's strange because if I start working backwards, I can't figure out why it's not working. the text looks correct. But as soon as I try to build a layer, i get trouble. even using the blueprint example, it 'mostly' works, but it doesn't follow the last set of instructions, so the last grid isn't created.


I haven't had a lot of time to work with it yet, so it could be something simple. The only thing i can think is it's borking because of how I'm grabbing the text, but I've put it in an rtf to recognize the tabs, and it ignores them no matter what I paste them into. Then even if I recreate the spaces manually so it's nested right it doesn't work. It's bizarre.


I assume that it works until it fails, meaning it's not an all or nothing, if there are 10 layers to build, and the 8th one has bad syntax etc, it would still build 7. But sometimes it doesn't do anything.


I'll work through it a little and see what i get. But I can tell without question this thing is worth whatever i need to do to fix it. i can't express loudly enough how much I look forwarding to a library of files and not template projects. i can think of 4 different default sets right of the bat.


but more so than this, I want to start using this as a constructor, not just a template set. So i can storyboard a project, determine the layers, comps etc i need, and write the entire structure in Hyle, so when i go to actually open AE, I've got most of my labor stuff done.


i'll follow up. If it matters, I'm using AE CC

First off I am surprised you are having problems with the examples on the website. I will investigate on that. Note that you need to have an active composition in order to create layers. Otherwise you can always put the layers in a composition:


compositions:
  - name: Your Comp
    layers: ...


I am working toward adding more error messages and better breakpoints. Version 1.1 should give you more indications of where the problems in your script are. 


About the "work until it fails", yes, it is basically how it works for the moment. Again, the script is being improved to give better results when an error is encountered.


About the way you envision working with it, well, it's exactly what it's built for. Separation of concerns and modularity. 


If you ever have problem with something specific, feel free to paste the text here and I will gladly help you fix it.