Split Text Layers Easily
- split into characters
- split into words
- split into lines
- isolate single custom word
- powerful and flexible custom splits with Regular Expressions
Accurate PlacementDuring the splitting the position of all letters is preserved accurately!
New Features in TextExploder V2
- support for 3D layers
- support for bounded text (a.k.a. paragraph text or box text)
- support for texts with animated position
- support for layers with “separate dimensions” enabled
- KBar support - explode texts with your favorite settings directly from a toolbar
- scripting API - use TextExploder inside your own Ae scripts
What's the difference to DecomposeText?
The script DecomposeText can also split texts into characters, words or lines. But in contrast to TextExploder, the text layers generated by Decompose Text do not really contain a single letter or word. They always contain the full original text and then lower the opacity of all unwanted characters to zero using expressions. This has some unwanted side effects: The bounding box of all generated layers is identical with the bounding box of the full text, for example, such that layers cannot be selected by clicking on them. Those issues do not exist with TextExploder.
Also, DecomposeText has no support for isolating individual words or using regular expressions to determine the split points.
For more details see the tutorial "DecomposeText vs TextExploder".
TextExploder cannot deal with text layers where the font, size, kerning etc. has been modified for individual parts of the text. Changes that affect the entire text (like changing the tracking, leading, font-size or font for the entire text) are supported by TextExploder, but as soon as you start tweaking individual letters, TextExploder will be unable to detect the changes. So, if you need to adjust the tracking (or anything else) for individual letters, do this after exploding the text with TextExploder to avoid inaccurate placement.
TextExploder supports any text that is left, right or center aligned, but not text with paragraph alignment set to "justify".