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Expressions and external documents

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This tutorial explores how to set up an external text document to drive content for items like lower thirds and interstitials.
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After Effects CS3
Text-FX
Video-/Tutorials

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It's done by using the #include statement to dynamically load a .txt-file with variables in it to fill the sourceText property of a textlayer.
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Here the scripts, to be copied

Mac Version:
#include '/Expressions/source.txt'
try{eval(thisComp.name)}catch(err){"not found"}
Windows:
#include 'file:///c:Expressions/source.txt'
try{eval(thisComp.name)}catch(err){"not found"} 



(Min. Version: After Effects CS3, Category: Text-FX, Type: Video-/Tutorials)
posted by Dan Johansson on Jan 07, 2009

 

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