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  • MOGRT make selected words in italics

  • Yoan Boisjoli

    January 16, 2023 at 8:06 pm

    Hi all! I need to create a mogrt where my client would like to be able to makes certain words in italics. I’m aware that it is not yet possible to have different styling options via expression for a text but I was wondering if someone had manage to go around it.

    Thanks. 😀

    P.S. I’m aware of thit thread (https://creativecow.net/forums/thread/sample-text-formatting-with-expressionae/#post-2332068) but it’s too old now and the link is dead.

    Sample text formatting with expression?

  • Manuel Moellmann

    January 16, 2023 at 11:17 pm
  • Yoan Boisjoli

    January 17, 2023 at 2:16 am

    Thanks Manuel! This is amazing. Just need to figure out how to use it now hahaha

  • Sarah Bartels

    March 21, 2023 at 8:46 am

    Quick and dirty:

    – CONTROL Layer with two sliders (ITALIC IN & ITALIC OUT)

    – Animator on the Text Layer with Skew 22

    – Advanced: Based on Words

    – Expression / Range Selector:

    Start: thisComp.layer(“CONTROL”)(“Effects”)(“ITALIC IN”)(1);

    End: thisComp.layer(“CONTROL”)(“Effects”)(“ITALIC OUT”)(1);

    Now you can use the sliders to set the words that should be in italics 😉

  • Yoan Boisjoli

    March 21, 2023 at 10:03 am

    Hi Sarah! Thanks for the reply! Yes the skew method works well. The problem I had was that I needed to be able to select multiple words.

    What I do now is use a code Dan Ebert wrote a while ago. Basically, I have the words encapsulated in square brackets [] be italic and the words in curly brackets {} be bold. I’m using the dirty skew and stroke method.

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