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In the second part of this three part advanced text animation tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how once the 'Dictionary' preset has been applied we can then create a separate 'exclusion' group to fade the remaining unselected paragraph text such that the focus remains on the selected text only - all on a single text layer! The final part of this series will show how to select each of the originally selected words such that they can be independently animated to form a coherent sentence.



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Re: After Effects: Using & Customising the Dictionary Preset 2
by romy oscand
Thanks for all your usefull tuts.
There is a simplest way to exclude words just swap the value of v in the expression like so:

// words in wordDictionary will be selected; others will not.
wordDictionary = ["and", "for", "to", "from", "of"];
v =0;//v=100;
i = wordDictionary.length;
wordArray = text.sourceText.split(" ");
while (i--) {
if (wordArray[textIndex-1] == wordDictionary[i]) {
v =100;//v=0;
}
}
v

oscand
@romy oscand
by Andrew Devis
Hi Oscand

Thank you! I always love it when someone can come up with a better solution - although I have to day that code is not my thing ... so I probably could have never worked it out for myself.

Thanks again
Andrew

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