• Great work!!!
  • Thank you Rigel!
  • This script is incredible. AE's text-animator system is so incredibly un-intuitive and ugly. This script makes animating text smooth and simple– this type of interface should be native in After Effects. Thanks! The only thing I'd ask for future updates would be speed, as it seemed to slow down once I started creating a few different animations. But still worked very well overall– this is really an awesome tool.

    Question– if I need to hand-off a project, will my text animation be editable for someone else who doesn't have the script (or still work)?
    Thanks!
  • Thank you for the feedback!
    It can be a little slow depending on the number of element (letters, words or lines) and number of simultaneously text layers. It's due the number of expressions going on, every element have a very long expression for every property (position, scale, etc).

    I'm working in ways to optimize it, and the After Effects is modernizing the expression engine, so I'm optimistic that it will be faster in the future.

    The project will always work, but if you need to change the text, and it's longer than before, you should reapply Simple Text.

    You can increase manually duplicating the animators, just unfold the text property and hit Ctrl+D in the last 'letter' animator.

    Thank you again.

  • Ugh, yeah I discovered the slowdown issue the hard way. May have to redo part of my project because it's taxing my system so much. I even bought a brand new MBP hoping it would solve the lag issues, nope! Gonna try rendering in place for now.

    What about adding a "bake to keyframes" feature? Might that improve performance?
  • Hi Mike, can you give more details? How many layers with how many characters?

    I'm working in a optimized version where only applies expressions in the parameters used. I really think It will increase performance a lot.

    When you don't use 3D animations, make the text in a pre comp and enable proxies can help for now

    The bake Idea looks great! I will study this option, Thank you.

    Ugh, yeah I discovered the slowdown issue the hard way. May have to redo part of my project because it's taxing my system so much. I even bought a brand new MBP hoping it would solve the lag issues, nope! Gonna try rendering in place for now.

    What about adding a "bake to keyframes" feature? Might that improve performance?