Hi All, Jaymie had knocked together this composition for me. It takes a list of morph video and matches the last three letter of the title to the first three for the next video. This works beautifully. Ive played around with it in another version, added a display monitor and a timed fire to test the text match. It works in this way; the videos are titled so that one still image morphs into another. The title has a number 2 as a token divider. there are 6 objects that morph one into another. Each set has 6 morphs. there is a potentials for thousands of variations without perceiving a video loop. As I said the list sort works great but I cant get the movie player to pick the actual video file. the URL (path) to video folder should work but it doesn't. So I'm stuck. :( I've tried different things but no joy. Perhaps someone in the community can help? I've uploaded the basic composition to be shared by all. It's got great potential! /gh


Here's something you could

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Here's something you could try:

  • Drag one of your video files from Finder and drop it onto the composition.
  • You should get a little menu with options to insert either a Play Movie or a Decode Movie Image node. Select either option, doesn't matter which. (You're just adding it temporarily.)
  • Double-click on the created node's URL input port to see the full file path.
  • Run the composition and click on your original Play Movie node's URL input port to see the file path.
  • Compare the two file paths. Everything leading up to the file names should be identical. So should the file extensions. If you notice any differences, you probably need to adjust the inputs to the Append Text node.

If you run into problems with any step, go to Tools > Show Console and see if that gives any clue as to the problem.