Text Bounds Expresssion

This After Effects expression allows you to determine the bounding box of a text layer.

UPDATE: check out our “TextBox” script!

It can be used to dynamically link some properties (for instance the position of an other layer) to the text size.

See attached project (CS6).

Note :
If the text doesn’t change, you can save render time by evaluating the expression at t=0 only. It is recommended to Convert Expression to Keyframes when you’re done with the text layer.


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  • ckombo

    Hi. The download link doesn’t work, is there any chance you fix that. I’m trying to do a piece with a scrolling ‘chat’ where I dynamically create the bounding box for each message. I’m also using CS5.5. I think what you have/had here will do the trick, any help will be much appreciated.

  • ckombo

    Nevermind, I found it. Thanks a lot!

  • Thor Sarup

    link doesn’t work

  • Pedro Fernandes

    Anyone able to convert those expressions to keyframes?