4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 8, 2009 8:12 AM by Mylenium

    AE Time Code Numbers


      Question ---on After Effects Time Code Effect with changing numbers.


      1. Is there a way to do the Time Code Effect with Letters Not Numbers. Want to do the Time Code Effect with Text not numbers.


      Thanks a lot for all the great help on here!




      Adobe After Effects CS3

        • 1. Re: AE Time Code Numbers
          yenaphe Adobe Community Professional

          What do you mean exactly.


          Do you want something like that:


          1) one hour : seven minutes : two seconds : tenth frame


          or like that:


          2) er:hg:rt:za


          In case it's the second one, do you want the letters to be totally random each frame, or do you want them to do related to numbers like N = 0; x = 1; & so on


          Anyway, you can't do this via the timecode effect, but a simple text layer with expressions can give you that.

          • 2. Re: AE Time Code Numbers
            Video100 Level 1

            Hi thanks for the reply.


            Like to have the time code effect using text instead of numbers and they turn and eventually stop and spell out "Your Imaging Package"


            So in other words


            A. want the same exact Time Code Effect of changing letters


            B. Letters change like the numbers do A thru Z


            C. Then Stop and Spell out "Your Imaging Package"


            Bascially want the "Time Code Numbers Effect" exactly the same only using TEXT instead of numbers.




            • 3. Re: AE Time Code Numbers
              Todd_Kopriva Level 8

              As Sebastien suggests, animating text on a text layer can do what you describe.


              Here's a link to an example in After Effects Help that does something similar to what you describe: "Example: Offset characters".

              • 4. Re: AE Time Code Numbers
                Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

                There is a text preset for randomly transitioningt to any kind of text that comes with AE. Just doubel check your Effects&Presets palette....