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Aaron Kent
General question
on Feb 27, 2013 at 6:05:25 pm

I have a general question for some of you advanced expression / script writers. Why is it computationally and or logistically such a tall order for AE to return the height or width in pixels of a text layer which takes into account text size / scale etc. I've employed the sample image hack before, but I'm just curious from a technical stand point why this isn't easier to query?

Cheers

AK


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Dan Ebberts
Re: General question
on Feb 27, 2013 at 6:53:50 pm

I think only the Adobe engineers could answer your question. Scripting has sourceRectAtTime(), which works very well, but I have no idea what it would take to implement the same functionality in expressions. It's been requested, but it wouldn't hurt to add your vote:

https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform

Dan



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