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  • jesse hagen

    May 13, 2021 at 12:01 am

    so i am making a template for a phonescreen. now im searching for a slider controlled text animator. and if it even is possible a way to read out what letter is being animated. and make that “key” change color. i am fairly new to this i am just wondering if it is possible

  • Filip Vandueren

    May 15, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    It depends;

    if you precomp the keyboard as a composition where every key is lit up at a specific time, you can get the “current” character, and with a timeremap-expression, jump to the appropriate time (you would do a lookup in an array of known times “a=1, b=2;…)

    But things get more complicated with shift-buttons, switching to a different keyboard layout to type in numbers or other special characters that are on screen 2 or 3 of the keyboard interface widget, etc.

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