best way to learn expressions?

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Post » Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:17 pm

I can tweak expressions, but I don't really know how to create them. What's the best way to learn how to write my own expressions? Is there a grammar guide I could study, or something like that?
thanks in advance
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Post » Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:34 pm

You don't really have to learn them, everything is clickable in the object expressions popup.
F4 if its already hidden in the events sheet.
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Post » Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:59 pm

newt wrote:You don't really have to learn them, everything is clickable in the object expressions popup.
F4 if its already hidden in the events sheet.


Not sure I follow you ... when I hit F4 it exports the project.
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Post » Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:17 am

@miketv

Check out the manual on Expressions to see what's possible.

The rest is just experience and learning from others examples.
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Post » Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:07 am

miketv wrote:How do the pros learn expressions?

By using them. Whenever there is something that's new to you, make a small project where you play around with the expression in various situations.
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Post » Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:54 pm

OddConfection wrote:@miketv

Check out the manual on Expressions to see what's possible.

The rest is just experience and learning from others examples.


Thanks, the manual is what I was looking for.
I experiment nonstop with the software, & so I've got a couple dozen original titles working at any given time. I just need a firmer understanding of the syntax & a reference sheet to help me move to the next level.
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