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Davide Dante
Text box in one layer
on Nov 27, 2019 at 12:42:36 pm

Hi guys,

I am trying to achieve a dynamic text box within the text layer.

I'm aware of the technique of assigning a script to a box layer, so that if resize and position behind the text box:

s=thisComp.layer("Text");
w=s.sourceRectAtTime().width;
h=s.sourceRectAtTime().height;
[w,h]

but I don't want to have a separate layer for the box! This because I need to use this massively for my projects and when i paste the text and box i have to edit the script manually to match the name of the text layer (so "Text" becomes "Text 2", "Text 3" and so forth)

I found a partial solution to my problem, which is inverting the alpha. I use the drop shadow to create a controllable offset around the text, so that the box is not too tight around the text:



The only issue here is that the text is transparent :-\ I can't find a way to assign a color to it. Any clues?


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