Text 2 Layers Script
Trying to automate Text Lines to Indivdual Layers using this script:
When I open it in AE CS5 and run the script, it never asks me for the text file is the script to old, or am I doing something wrong?
Just by luck I caught this post. Unfortunately I don't have access to CS5 right now. I'm wondering if there is still some way of diagnosing the problem. Perhaps we can begin by you telling me what if anything happens when you run the script. Does it do anything at all?
Thanks for replying Chris, after futher investigate it does appear to be a CS5 issue, in both CS3 and CS4 the script works as, well it imports the text. In CS5 the a digalog opens and let you set the paramiters for the import but when you click OK it doesn't open a dialoge to select the text file. In CS3/4, a dialoge opens half the options are missing (i don't need them so its a solve) but when you click ok it does open a select file dialoge and it succufully imports the text so I'll use another machine.
Can anyone see a reason not to have AE CS4 and 5 on the same machine ?
You must be on Windows. There is a Windows bug that either the folks at Adobe or the folks at Microsoft never fixed which makes objects in panels in jsx user interfaces not work. I forgot to make a non-panel version of this script. I'll have to upload that tonight. On a more serious note, it appears the script may crash AE (OSX) when using the 'live leading' feature if the text file contains certain characters. I haven't diagnosed that yet.
Having CS4 and CS5 on the same machine shouldn't be a problem.
All you would need to do to make the script work for you on Windows (with all options available) is to put two forward slashes (//) in front of this line:
so that it looks like this:
or delete the line altogether.
Important: Just make sure that you edit and save the file as plain text, NOT rtf or anything else!
Best of luck and thanks for the info
Here is the full script, no-panel version (copy and paste into text editor, save as text with ".jsx" file extension):
Man, just realized your the author of this script, man humbled as :) thanks for your help
Just to let you and others know, the text script has been updated to work with CS5.
I'll be checking other scripts in the coming days.