7 Changes to the After Effects Expressions Engine

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    In this video, I will explain 7 expression language syntax differences between the JavaScript and Legacy ExtendScript expression engines in After Effects 16.0.

    Follow this link to see all the syntax differences between the JavaScript and Legacy ExtendScript expression engines: https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/legacy-and-extend-script-engine.html. Special Thank You to John Colombo (https://twitter.com/1ResCreation) & Tim Kurkoski (https://twitter.com/tkurkoski) for creating this document!

    VIDEO OUTLINE:
    0. 00:00 Intro
    1. 00:08 Editor & UX Improvements
    1. 00:16 Enable or Disable All Expressions
    2. 01:23 New Editor Field Font
    3. 01:35 Auto-Resizing Editor Field
    4. 02:01 Expression Error Banner Improvements
    2. 02:57 No Support for Reflection Objects
    Reflection Objects Alternative: https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/legacy-and-extend-script-engine.html#reflect-properties-reflect-methods
    3. 06:19 if/else Statement Syntax Is More Strict
    4. 08:50 Expressions Can Not End in a Function Declaration
    5. 09:46 this() Shorthand Syntax Is Not Allowed
    6. 10:14 Index Access of Characters on a Text Layer
    7. 12:24 Value Property is Not Required When Linking to Other
    Properties from Source Text

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