7 Replies Latest reply on Feb 25, 2016 2:23 PM by Petros_

    How to cycle through a set of strings in after effects

    Petros_ Level 1

      Howdy. I've learned how to cycle a number (say from 1 to 100) within a text field using an expression and the slider effect. Is there a similar way to take a group of strings, maybe defined in a text document or Excel file, and then have those strings cycle through a text field in After Effects? Specifically, I'm thinking...

      1. Create a text field in After Effects
      2. Define various text strings somewhere (text document? Excel file? Somewhere in After Effects?) For example: String 1: "Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions." String 2: "An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered." Etc., on down to say, 20 strings.
      3. Have a way to cycle those text strings (read: replace in place) from 1–20 when I set keyframes.

      Anyone know how to do something like this? Thanks in advance.