Source Text

These functions are accessible from Text.sourceText after AE 17.0.


SourceText.style

Description

Returns the text style object for a given sourceText property.

Type

Text Style object


SourceText.getStyleAt(charIndex, t = time)

Description

This function returns the style value of a particular character at a specific time.

In case the style is keyframed and changes over time, use the second time parameter to specify the target time to get the style at.

Note

Using SourceText.style is the same as using text.sourceText.getStyleAt(0,0)

For example, to get the style of the first character at the beginning of the timeline:

text.sourceText.getStyleAt(0,0);

Parameters

index Number. The index of the letter or character whose style is needed
time Number, optional. The time within the composition to get the style from. Defaults to time.

Type

Text Style object


SourceText.createStyle()

Description

Used to initialize an empty Text Style object in which you’d manually bake in specific values.

For example, to create a new style with font size 300 and the font Impact:

text.sourceText.createStyle().setFontSize(300).setFont("Impact");

Parameters

None.

Type

Empty Text Style object