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Carl VisagieData entry text effect
by on Jul 7, 2015 at 4:35:25 pm

Im trying to get a data entry like effect in AFX. Something similar to the typewriter effect but the cursor stays still (iff there was a blinking cursor) and the text moves out to the left of the cursor as the numbers/leters are typed in.

any help appreciated

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Derek BoettcherRe: Data entry text effect
by on Jul 7, 2015 at 6:42:27 pm

Ask the guys on the expressions thread, I believe that has already been done by then.

Derek Boettcher
Creative Management
BTH Media Group

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Kevin CampRe: Data entry text effect
by on Jul 7, 2015 at 8:31:10 pm

yep, it's been done before.

i'd probably set it up with a slider to control the completion (to make it more like the type-on preset).

to set that up, create your text layer, make it right justified and then add a slider expression control effect.

then copy/paste this expression to the source text property of the text layer:

completion = effect("Slider Control")("Slider");
txt = value;
n = Math.round(linear(completion, 0, 100, 0, txt.length));

as you change the slider value, the text should type on, and if you have the justification set to right, it will type out to the left.

Kevin Camp
Art Director

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Carl VisagieRe: Data entry text effect
by on Jul 8, 2015 at 2:04:12 pm


Thank you for that

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