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Tim West
Text Preset - last character always a different colour
on Nov 4, 2019 at 2:38:53 pm

Hi,

I am trying to build a simple text preset (based on the 'Word Processor' preset) - where by text appears one character at a time - with the last character being a different colour to the rest of the text (e.g. the character next to the cursor always being red for example).

Any tips or advice on how to make this would be great,

Thanks!

:)



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Julien Schickel
Re: Text Preset - last character always a different colour
on Nov 4, 2019 at 3:26:33 pm

Starting with the Word Processor preset applied, open the text sub-menu. You'll see 3 Animators in there. Duplicate the one that is called "Opacity (Reveal)".

Open the duplicated Animator, you'll see a selector sub-menu and an opacity parameter set to 0. Delete the opacity parameter, go to Add/Property/Fill Color/RGB. Now open the selector sub-menu, and change the expression on the offset parameter (it shall be before: effect("Type_on")(1) + 1) to effect("Type_on")(1) - 1

Now your last character shall be red, but also the cursor. To make the cursor white again, duplicate the animator you've just created, change the fill color to white, and change the expression on the offset parameter to effect("Type_on")(1)

That should do it.

Julien Schickel
Editor & motion designer
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7_NVR3JLdhEYDlEQuNFfug


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Tim West
Re: Text Preset - last character always a different colour
on Nov 5, 2019 at 9:25:14 am

That's perfect - thanks!



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