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Sondre Njåstad
Reading text from any source
on Apr 20, 2016 at 9:43:36 pm


So i know reading text from a textfile using AE Expressions has been around for a while, but!

With the introduction of NewTek NDI, AE has a huge potential as a CG software. the only thing that keeps it from being so, it the struggle with getting information to the text layers.
At first, when i started looking into reading txt files, I thought that was the solution, but i quickly realized, that maing that label update when i needed to, was a lot of work.

So i'm wondering, is there a way for me to force update of the reading of the text file? Or is there maybe some other way to edit a text source "remotly". Maybe it can reload when it is at its starting position?


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Dan Ebberts
Re: Reading text from any source
on Apr 21, 2016 at 12:36:48 am

I'm not aware of any way for expression to detect that a text file has changed and then re-read it.


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