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Jesper Dahl
Animating with text
on Oct 8, 2015 at 11:31:24 am


I'm trying to find a way to use a line of text to animate a comp.

Let's say I write "acf" in a text layer or in some kind of expression.
I also have a comp with time remapping enabled that show the numbers 0 to 9 in the equivalent frames of the comp.
I then want to animate the time remapping value so when you play the animation, it shows the numbers 1, 3 and 6 (because a, c and f are the 1st, 3rd and 6th letter in the alphabet)

So I want to be able to animate the remapping value with text.


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Walter Soyka
Re: Animating with text
on Oct 8, 2015 at 4:56:57 pm

Try this:

inputString = value.toLowerCase();
baseValue = "a";
offset = baseValue.charCodeAt(0) - 1;
outputValues = "";
for (i=0; i<inputString.length; i++) outputValues += (inputString.charCodeAt(i)-offset);
n = parseInt(outputValues);

Is that what you were looking for?

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