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Telegram Script - Create a matte for each paragraph line in After Effects

Telegram takes the hassle out of animating paragraphs in After Effects. With just one click: the script will split your text up into individual lines, move each line to the correct position, and if you need it: apply a matte perfectly sized to the text.
Perfect for creating that popup social media text style.

What's included:

  • Telegram Script
  • Requires After Effects CC 2014 or later

Price: £14.99 (Taxes/VAT calculated at checkout)

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Also available as part of the:

After Effects Script v2 Bundle
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Version 2 Update:

The Telegram script now allows you to add a solid background to each line of the paragraph text!

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If you've ever tried to create one of those social-media style videos with each line of paragraph text being revealed, then you'll know the process can be a bit of a pain: usually you'll have to split the text up into lines; duplicate layers, apply an individual matte to each line, the list goes on...

With the Telegram script, all you need to do is select the paragraph layer you want to split and hit the button! The script takes care of everything for you.

Animated text

The Telegram script has been designed to work exclusively with Text Animators

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.

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Adjust the padding & position

The script also creates a control layer, each new line created is parented to the null which means you can adjust the position of the whole paragraph easily.

The control layer also has two options to adjust the padding of the matte layers - if your text animation needs that extra bit of padding around the text, just adjust the slider and the matte will automatically change.

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