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  • Alphabet Script

  • rodolfo lofredo

    April 8, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    I made in AE an animated alphabet each letter in comp and with different animation. I would like to know if it is possible to use a script that makes these words editable in text, where I would type the word and it would sort the letters automatically. In the current process, I have to drag each letter into the main comp and position them manually.


  • rodolfo lofredo

    April 8, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    here’s a screenshot of a script I saw:

  • Graham Quince

    April 10, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    I’d probably start witha precomp, with each letter being on a different frame. Then in the main comp, have a text layer with the word on it, and on each precomp’s time remapping property have an expression with a javascript object, something like:

    myTextLetters = { 'A': 0, 'B': : 1, .... };

    Where the number corresponds to a frame in a precomp.

    Then take my text layer and split it into individual letters:

    myString = text.sourceText.split('');

    Depending on layer position, use the determine which letter each precomp is denoting and set the time value to the be:


    I’ve not tried this, and there’s probably something you can do with Essential Graphics to make this smoother and you probably also want a separate expression on the opacity to turn off layers you don’t need. But this might get you started.

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