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Black solid that auto resizes to text layer?!?
Black solid that auto resizes to text layer?!?
by Joe Williams on Aug 29, 2018 at 2:27:15 pm

Hi and thanks for looking!

I have a client that requires all their social media videos to be captioned with a low opacity black background solid for legibility.

They have been doing this via premiere and manually cropping every-single-solid to the specific size of each text layer. It is a real bottleneck.

I'm not a master but it seems that I should be able to have AE create a GFX template that can be exported to premiere where a black solid is parented to a text layer. If there is a way for that solid to grow and shrink in lockstep with additions to the text layer while maintaining, lets say, a 60pxl distance from that text box I would love to hear about it!

Please let me know if I need to be more clear!

Thanks!

-Joe


Re: Black solid that auto resizes to text layer?!?
by Richard Garabedain on Aug 29, 2018 at 3:13:43 pm

I used a script a while back that did that...I think it was called text box....ohh https://aescripts.com/dynamic-textbox/


Re: Black solid that auto resizes to text layer?!?
by Joe Williams on Aug 29, 2018 at 10:54:06 pm

This worked perfectly Richard. Thank you very much.

To anyone else who may need this functionality, I have some .mogrt's to plug into premiere. Just ask and I can share!





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