TextBox creates a perfectly sized, customisable shape behind your text that updates automatically.


Features include:

  • Shape options (auto, square, circle)

  • Shape expansion

  • Round corners option

  • Full transform controls to animate the box independently from the text

  • Matting options

  • Border options

  • Works with 3D text and paragraph text

  • Compatible with motion blur


TextBox is perfect for saving time when working with text & shapes. Layer parenting is helpful but doesn't take into account things such as animated tracking. Parenting is even more cumbersome if you want matting as well. TextBox does all this and more in one convenient layer.


Useful applications:

  • Animating text in and out

  • Adding stylish backgrounds to text

  • Creating lower thirds

  • Creating subtitles or closed captions



Limitations: TextBox is compatible with 3D text but won't take into account Z position. It does take into account X&Y position.



Compatible with AE versions CS6 and up, Windows & Mac.