Helo, I need an elegant solution for a template I work with daily.
There are 3 lines (today, tomorrow, Day) each with time and name and description that I have to fill out. And for each version of this template, I must open the latest one, and copy-paste each individual text field to the line above (old today disappears, tomorow data goes to today..).
I don't think there is a way to move the text source alone, at least not if I keep making new and new versions of the template for every day. But since the lines look the same there might be a way to move them with a slider for example. So when I was to add 1 to the slider value, 2nd and 3rd line would move a position higher and the top one would go to the bottom and it would be the only one I'd have to rewrite.
You can put the day in column 1 and the text for that day in column 2.
If you have multiple text layers for each day, you can even use more columns.
Then, with a slider inside after effects you select the day.
And with some expression inside each text layer you can get the before and after day text(by replacing myDay with myDay-1 or myDay-2). They should look similar to this:
Thank you, this was an approach I used the first time I was in the mood for tackling this issue a few months ago. I think it worked quite well with the exception of numbers starting with zero - the minutes field, that is a separate layer from hours. It would always load without it - 08 : 05 would load as 8 : 5
I don't think I've managed to resolve it before but I'm gonna try again.