TextExploder

  • Compatibility After Effects
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Author: mamoworld tools

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Quick Overview

Split text layers into characters, words, lines and more. The placement of each character is accurately preserved.
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Split Text Layers Easily

  • split into characters
  • split into words
  • split into lines
  • isolate a single custom word
  • powerful and flexible custom splits with Regular Expressions

Accurate Placement

After the split, the position of every letter is accurately preserved!

What's the difference between TextExploder and DecomposeText?

DecomposeText can also split texts into characters, words or lines. However, in contrast to TextExploder, the text layers generated by DecomposeText don't really contain a single letter or word. They always contain the full, original text, while lowering the opacity of all unwanted characters to zero using expressions. This has some unwanted side effects: the bounding box of all the layers generated is identical to the bounding box of the full text, for example, so layers cannot be selected by clicking on them. These issues do not exist with TextExploder.

Also, DecomposeText does not support isolating individual words, nor does it allow using regular expressions to determine the splitting points.

For more details, see the tutorial "DecomposeText vs TextExploder" below.

Tutorials

Also Included in Squash & Stretch Pro

A fully-functional version of TextExploder is also included in the Pro version of our Squash & Stretch product.

Limitations

TextExploder cannot deal with text layers where the font, size, kerning etc. has been modified for individual parts of the text. Changes that affect the entire text (like changing the tracking, leading, font-size or font for the entire text) are supported by TextExploder, but as soon as you start tweaking individual letters, TextExploder will be unable to detect the changes. So, if you need to adjust the tracking (or anything else) for individual letters, do this after exploding the text with TextExploder to avoid inaccurate placement.

TextExploder also does not work for text layers whose position has been keyframed. It can deal with parented layers (even if the parent is keyframed), however. So, you should either animate the text after exploding it, or animate it by keyframing a parent instead of the layer itself.

TextExploder does not support boxed text, so be sure to use the normal point text.

TextExploder does not support 3D text layers. If you are using 3D layers, explode them first and then make them 3D.

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After Effects CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015.3, CC 2015, CC 2014, CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4
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