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    Reading values out of text file (database) for rendering in timeline animation?

    Reading values out of text file (database) for rendering in timeline animation.
    Automating the process of showing a lot of different values (from text file) (converted to 3d text objects) in layout for rendering an animation.

    I can keyframe all different value's by hand, dissolve, fade in, etc...but that's a lot of work.
    Is there a possibility to automate this proces?
    Showing for instance a countdown or/ and reading values out of a database so I can render them?

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    Have you looked into object replacement? I don't believe you can generate geometry on the fly like that.
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    Showing for instance a countdown
    How to make counting down counter video tutorial
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obkeIjirOK8

    Reading values out of text file (database)
    You would need custom made plugin..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei View Post
    How to make counting down counter video tutorial
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obkeIjirOK8



    You would need custom made plugin..
    True art plugin? Which one and is it for free?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberfish_Fred View Post
    Reading values out of text file (database) for rendering in timeline animation.
    Automating the process of showing a lot of different values (from text file) (converted to 3d text objects) in layout for rendering an animation.

    I can keyframe all different value's by hand, dissolve, fade in, etc...but that's a lot of work.
    Is there a possibility to automate this proces?
    Showing for instance a countdown or/ and reading values out of a database so I can render them?
    I never used object replacement before ;-) - will check that one! Thanks!

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    In short, No. Nothing exists for this. Closest thing I have heard of is the TriCaster guys taking RSS feeds and turning them into scrolling lower thirds, but that isn't 3D. And to be honest, I never read their solution. I just know it has been something they have been working on.

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    LW may be the wrong tool for the job. This may be better suited for something like AfterEffects.

    Not exactly what you're looking for, but if you're using a Mac I've used this software before: http://www.beedocs.com/timeline3D/movies/

    It creates 3D timelines.

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    Python would be perfect for this kind of thing.
    It would require writing a custom 'plugin' as sensei said.
    I could do it for you, but I would require paying

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