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Andrew Wilson
Text type on effect with blinking insertion bar
on Jan 17, 2012 at 4:02:44 am

Once upon a time I had a plug in for AE that would animate text like it was being typed on the screen and you could easily add a blinking (or not) insertion bar or a square so it looked more like a screen capture.

Does that still exist somewhere? Is there an easy way to do that in the newest version?

Andrew Wilson
WestView Digital Video & Design
http://www.westviewdigital.com


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John Cuevas
Re: Text type on effect with blinking insertion bar
on Jan 17, 2012 at 3:15:26 pm

You can try the Underscore preset in the text animations or

Re: Computer type write effect
by gimmel on Feb 1, 2007 at 9:24:27 am

Put the following code into the Sourcetext expression. Use a slider to animate n.
Isn't that easy?

n=8;
showtext=text.sourceText.substr(0,n)+"_";


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Andrew Wilson
Re: Text type on effect with blinking insertion bar
on Mar 6, 2012 at 3:58:35 pm

Thanks! I'm almost there. I've been using Motion for so long that I don't know how to add a slider and animate the N value for expressions.

(My knowledge of expressions is VERY limited)

Andrew Wilson
WestView Digital Video & Design
http://www.westviewdigital.com


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Andrew Wilson
Re: Text type on effect with blinking insertion bar
on Mar 6, 2012 at 4:18:14 pm

nevermind. I figured it out. Man, I wish I still had that old plug in. It did blinking cursors and everything including randomizing the amount of time between keystrikes.

Almost makes me want to fire up my old G3 to see if it's still installed on there.

Andrew Wilson
WestView Digital Video & Design
http://www.westviewdigital.com


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