I’ve created a dynamic scrolling text box using the kirupa tutorial. It’s the tutorial that uses self-made buttons to scroll up and down. In my movie I’ve got 7 buttons, when one is pressed I want to display different text in the text box. I have it working by loading text from .txt files but it is slow and does not allow me to format the text as I would like. What I’m thinking of doing is creating 7 keyframes on the timeline of the scrollable text. Then in each frame have the different text that I want displayed. When I click on a button it would go to one of those frames thus displaying the corresponding text. I can’t get it to work. I’ve changed the text box to a static text box. I can’t get it to move the playhead to the next frame in the text movie clip which the scrollable text box resides in. Is it possible to do this?
yes its possible.
you are better off leaving it as dynamic text though.
then you could set the value of the textbox everytime the button is clicked
textbox.text = “Blah blah blah”;
that makes sense. It’ll be easy to do. Thank you.