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Kane Daniel
Circular news ticker?
on Sep 3, 2019 at 5:48:47 am

Is there any way to get a long, news ticker style line of text on a path? I want to have text move around a circle, but have the amount of text longer than the circle could display at one time, if that makes sense.

Right now I have used some extremely wide and thin comps applied to a path using the Omino snake plugin but it warps and distorts the text in unpleasant ways when I would prefer it to be as crisp and typographic as possible.

You can see how it's currently looking here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/g66q6grcy43b61s/new-order-o_1.mp4?dl=0

Any suggestions on how to mitigate the ugliness of where the text begins/ends also appreciated!


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Graham Quince
Re: Circular news ticker?
on Sep 8, 2019 at 7:00:14 am

If you pre-comp your text layer, you can have the text as long as you want and only the text visible in the comp’s width will be wrapped around the circle.

Here's a screenshot showing what I mean:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/esjtzopqvzgstxh/text%20circle.PNG?dl=0

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Kane Daniel
Re: Circular news ticker?
on Sep 9, 2019 at 1:21:07 am

Thanks! So simple. Slapping myself in the face I didn't think of doing it that way.


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