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  • Tristan De Meza

    October 6, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    Hi Forum, I have three video layers one coming after the other and a text that shall remain while all videos are playing. The issue now is that the videos have different dimensions. The first is portrait format the following landscape format. During the first one I have the text next to the video on the right side separated in three lines. When the next video plays I have to move the text block (which is easy) down but I also want the wrapping differently, say in 2 lines.

    It is not a real morph but kind of.

    How do I do that in AE?

    Thanks

    Tristan

  • Filip Vandueren

    October 6, 2022 at 2:37 pm

    This is the basic approach:

    – make sure the text is in a text-box, not paragraph text (you draw a rectangle with the type tool instead of clicking)

    – make that text-box the width you need initially, but oversize it plenty vertically if you plan on animating it to be less wide later on.

    – make sure the anchorPoint of the text-box is at the top of the box , and corresponds to your paragraph alignment (topleft for left justified, topMiddle for centre aligned, etc.)

    – give the sourceText this expression:

    s=100/transform.scale[0];
    style.setFontSize(style.fontSize*s).setLeading(style.leading*s);

    – now animate the scale parameter and the box will get wider/narrower while the font visibly remains the same size and rewraps.

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