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RTL scripting query in After Effects

Community Beginner ,
Feb 05, 2023 Feb 05, 2023

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Hi, 

 

We do a fair bit of work with right-to-left languages in After Effects, and would love the ability to query if text is RTL through the scripting API. 

 

Is this on the docket? If not, can you add it?

If so, roughly when would it be slated for release?

 

Thanks!

Eric

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Adobe Employee , Jul 31, 2023 Jul 31, 2023

Hi all! Excited to announce that we have released 42 new scripting hooks for text and font modification (including a hook for text direction) to the After Effects beta as of today. 😁

For more information on these changes, please see the following Beta Forums post: https://community.adobe.com/t5/after-effects-beta-discussions/new-text-scripting-hooks-starting-after-effects-beta-24-0x12/m-p/13976407#M2981

Please let us know what you think and what you'd like to see in the future in the above thread

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 16, 2023 Feb 16, 2023

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Hi Eric!

 

Thanks for asking -- additional paragraph/text scripting objects are currently in the works. I would recommend keeping an eye out on our beta forums; I'll make a post there when they're ready to try out.

(Update 5/16/2023: Removed a reference to timing -- some items are proving trickier than initially expected, so we don't want to set unrealistic expectations re: when this will hit beta. Rest assured that this request is still active.)

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 16, 2023 Feb 16, 2023

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Per @Catie Bass's post, marking this Idea as Acknowledged.

 

- John, After Effects Engineering Team  

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Explorer ,
Feb 20, 2023 Feb 20, 2023

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This is fantastic, @Catie Bass!

Good news.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 20, 2023 Feb 20, 2023

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Amazing, thank you!

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Explorer ,
Mar 01, 2023 Mar 01, 2023

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it's amazing! Everyone who works with the localization of their videos will be delighted!!
It remains to solve one more issue with changing the text style in individual characters in order to get rid of problems in which the font does not support some characters and you have to create a separate text layer.

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Explorer ,
May 16, 2023 May 16, 2023

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Hi! Are there any updates in scripting for RTL?

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Adobe Employee ,
May 16, 2023 May 16, 2023

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Hey there! In typical product manager fashion (😉), I got a little too excited to let you know that we're on it. We're absolutely still in progress on this, but some items (in typical After Effects fashion) are proving trickier than initially expected. I'm going to edit my response above to reflect the current state so that people's expectations are set correctly. I'll post to the beta forums when we have items in beta and will also link that post here when it's ready!

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Explorer ,
Jun 05, 2023 Jun 05, 2023

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Hi there!
Since this qualifies as "additional paragraph/text scripting objects", we could also really, really use a convert from/to paragraph/point text, and the ability to query rich text styles.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 05, 2023 Jun 05, 2023

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@ariel_n Thanks for those requests! Per "How to write a feature request", please create new threads for each request rather than list them under an unrelated request.

 

The functionality to use scripting to convert between Box and Point Text and to query rich text styles are both good requests, but they are unrelated to querying text direction. Separate threads will allow us to better communicate about the details of each request and to more easily notify you as those features come to the Beta builds.

 

Cheers,

- John, After Effects Engineering Team 

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 31, 2023 Jul 31, 2023

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Hi all! Excited to announce that we have released 42 new scripting hooks for text and font modification (including a hook for text direction) to the After Effects beta as of today. 😁

For more information on these changes, please see the following Beta Forums post: https://community.adobe.com/t5/after-effects-beta-discussions/new-text-scripting-hooks-starting-afte...

Please let us know what you think and what you'd like to see in the future in the above thread!

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