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Linus Kraemer
Lyric Video: replace single text letter with comp of animated letter
on May 31, 2017 at 11:29:13 pm

I'm making a lyric video much like this one but I want to do it without having to manually position each animated character:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/kbg1202jxqz2kw5/omen%20lyric%20video.mp4?dl=0
(skip to 19s)

Full description of my problem is below, but this is my question:
I want to find the position of a character from a text box so that I can place a composition in that character's place. Is this possible??

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I'll design the static layout of the type using a standard font in a normal text box. Call that "LYRICS".
Then I will make 26 unique character animations, one for each letter of the alphabet.
Each letter animation lasts 2 seconds (to be looped). A single master letter comp has every letter in sequence so it is 52 seconds long. Call that comp MASTER_LETTER.

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To get the right letter animating on each copy of MASTER_LETTER.
On the time remapping property of MASTER_LETTER:

if (thisComp.layer("LYRICS").text.sourceText[index] == "A")
then //loop the 1st two seconds

if (thisComp.layer("LYRICS").text.sourceText[index] == "B")
then //loop the 2nd two seconds

if (thisComp.layer("LYRICS").text.sourceText[index] == "C")
then //loop the 3rd two seconds

etc for every letter.
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But the position I cannot work out!

On the position property of MASTER_LETTER:
thisComp.layer("LYRICS").text.sourceText[index].position

but there's no such thing as a position property for sourceText!

I want to find the position of a character from a text box so that I can place a composition in that character's place. Is this possible??

Thanks for any help! Hopefully there's a solution out there!


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