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Thomas Hannen
Right to Left typewriter preset in CS6?
on Oct 29, 2012 at 5:46:38 pm

Hi,

I'm working in Arabic, using the excellent http://aescripts.com/arabictext/

I need to do multiple-line typewriter reveals of the text, character by character within a single text object.

The example preset called Typewriter-RTL on that page goes to a bad link.

I've still got a copy of the preset, but it appears to crash in CS6. Works fine in CS5.5.

Does anyone have a solution?

PS - I know that I can adjust range values to create a single line of right-to-left revealing text, but I can't get it to work across multiple lines of text in Arabic.

Many thanks,

Tom


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Right to Left typewriter preset in CS6?
on Oct 30, 2012 at 12:27:29 am

Here's an AEP that provides another solution - http://www.broadcastGEMs.com/mediastreamer/bGEMs_TextAEP_WordProc_Right2Lef.... However, you'll face the same issue with multiple lines. The solution is to create your multi-line text, one line at a time and composite them in a 'final' comp.

BTW, the advantage of the solution I've provided is that you can replace the underline character with a graphic image and also offset its position. This allows you to create an effect where a flare/light source precedes the text characters as they are being drawn - a sorta sci-fi look-feel.

HTH
RoRK

Intensive mocha & AE Training in Singapore and Other Dangerous Locations

Imagineer Systems (mocha) Certified Instructor
& Adobe After Effects ACE/ACI (version 7)


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Christina Turner
Re: Right to Left typewriter preset in CS6?
on Apr 12, 2013 at 5:12:04 am

Is there a way to save this effect? Every time I try nothing happens.


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Right to Left typewriter preset in CS6?
on Apr 12, 2013 at 6:00:22 am

Text Presets are a little hard to save in that all the parameters have to be saved - ie lots of selections will have to be made. You should also ensure that the Expression Controls are saved.

HTH
RoRK

Intensive mocha & AE Training in Singapore and Other Dangerous Locations

Imagineer Systems (mocha) Certified Instructor
& Adobe After Effects CS6 ACE


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Right to Left typewriter preset in CS6?
on Apr 12, 2013 at 6:11:45 am

I've just realized that the effects requires a controller layer's position property. Since two layers are required, you can't save this effect as an Animation Preset without some gymnastics.

I suggest that you simply re-use the AEP.

HTH
RoRK

Intensive mocha & AE Training in Singapore and Other Dangerous Locations

Imagineer Systems (mocha) Certified Instructor
& Adobe After Effects CS6 ACE


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