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Bentsi Beberashvili
Linking dropdown in text animation to an expression
on Oct 1, 2018 at 5:38:15 pm

Hi, I'm a long time user of AE but still somewhat of a novice when it comes to expressions. Anyway, I'm trying to setup presets for the text animations since I do a lot of repetitive work. My question is can you link the dropdown option in text animation/ e.g. Position/ Advanced -> based on (Characters,Words, Lines dropdown) to an expression like a slider control so I don't have to keep digging into it. Since I usually put multiple text animation controls, it's annoying to have to dig into every control to change from Letters to Words or what have you. It'd be great to have it and control multiple drop downs with one control. Also, would be better not to have multiple versions of presets for each type of animation. I'm not sure if this even possible. Thanks.



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Dave LaRonde
Re: Linking dropdown in text animation to an expression
on Oct 2, 2018 at 12:29:40 am

Since what you want to do is not based on numeric values, I don't think it's possible.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Walter Soyka
Re: Linking dropdown in text animation to an expression
on Oct 2, 2018 at 10:47:41 am

Dave is correct: this can't be done like you want. Expressions can only be applied to properties which have a "vary over time" stopwatch.

Walter Soyka
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