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Seowon BangTaking the first letter of each word and bring them together
by on Jan 21, 2016 at 11:46:44 pm

Hi there,

I'm trying to create a text animation where it first starts out with a phrase e.g. "This Is A Test Phrase" and take the first letter of each word to bring them together e.g. "TIATP". The rest of the letters will simply disappear/squished out of the way. I've tried searching on the web, I'm afraid I'm not using the right keywords? I feel like there must be a way to do this.

Please shed some light on this - thanks!


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Dave LaRondeRe: Taking the first letter of each word and bring them together
by on Jan 21, 2016 at 11:59:32 pm

I would make 2 text layers for each word -- one for the first letter, and one for the rest of the word. Position them to make the single word, parent the bulk of the word to the first letter, and now you can do what you wish with the bulk of the word without affecting the first letter.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Spencer TweedRe: Taking the first letter of each word and bring them together
by on Jan 22, 2016 at 11:56:18 pm

Agreed. There's a good script out there for breaking up text that I've used on several lyric videos called "DecomposeText" that might simplify this for you. It's available for "Name your own price" here: http://aescripts.com/decomposetext/

- Spencer


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