Version 2 Update:
The Telegram script now allows you to add a background to each line of paragraph text. So if you want to add a perfectly sized background to your text in After Effects, the Telegram script has you covered (even if it's just one line of text!).
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If you’ve ever tried to animate after effects paragraph text, you’ll know it can be a bit of a pain, and if you’re looking to animate text line by line After Effects makes this a hassle too.
Usually the process for animating after effects paragraph text is as follows: split the text text into lines manually, reposition everything carefully to match the paragraph format, and then create a new matte for each line that has to match up to the text.
With the telegram script, all you need to do is select the paragraph text layer you want to split, and hit the button! The script takes care of everything for you, including creating a matte for each line.
Animating after effects paragraph text really is a breeze with the telegram script
Animated paragraph text
The Telegram script has been designed to work exclusively with text animators like our Staple text animation presets.
When the text is split into lines, any text animators applied to the original paragraph will be carried over automatically.
When applying a matte to animated text, just move the time marker to the end of your animation and hit the button - each matte will be placed where the text animation finishes.
The script requires animation to be applied to a text layer via Text Animators, any animation that's applied directly to the position/scale/anchor point etc. won't produce the desired effect.
Telegram makes it easier than ever to animate after effects paragraph text.
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