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Thom Buiting
Expression for lower third
on Oct 8, 2019 at 9:26:16 am

Hi all,

Currently I'm working on a lower third design in After Effects.

13789_lowerthirdanimation.mp4.zip

Is it possible to add an expression to let the red and white bars be as long as the text inside of it?
I tried some expressions but those where ment to be for monospaced fonts. The font I'm using isn't.

I think it is possible and not that hard but just can't seem to figure it out on my own.

Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Thom


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Michael Szalapski
Re: Expression for lower third
on Oct 8, 2019 at 12:05:36 pm

Yes! You can use sourceRectAtTime() to drive the size of layers by other layers. Evan Abrams has some handy tutorials on using it.
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Thom Buiting
Re: Expression for lower third
on Oct 8, 2019 at 8:57:15 pm

Thank you, Michael!

Second video did the trick for me. Very happy with the result.

Regards,
Thom


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