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Craig Kristensen
Multiple text sources from multiple markers on the same layer
on Sep 14, 2015 at 4:12:19 pm

I have 4 seperate text layers which I am trying to control from a single layer.
I can update the text by using a marker on every layer, but I need to be able to place 4 markers on a different layer and then update the 4 seperate text layers from them.

Any ideas on how to approach this?


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Dan Ebberts
Re: Multiple text sources from multiple markers on the same layer
on Sep 14, 2015 at 7:48:47 pm

The text layer expression would need to be able to identify which marker to reference. If the text layers are layers 1 through 4, you could do it like this:

thisComp.layer("controls").marker.key(index).comment

Dan



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Craig Kristensen
Re: Multiple text sources from multiple markers on the same layer
on Sep 14, 2015 at 8:25:31 pm

That worked like a charm!
You're a superstar Dan!


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Kalle Kannisto
Re: Multiple text sources from multiple markers on the same layer
on Sep 14, 2015 at 8:28:43 pm
Last Edited By Kalle Kannisto on Sep 14, 2015 at 8:29:17 pm

Unless you specifically want to use markers, you could also keyframe the Source Text value on one layer and then link the others to it.


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