TextBox creates a perfectly sized, customisable shape behind your text that updates automatically.
v2 New Features:
Customisable expansion (width, height, left, right, top, bottom)
Individual edge rounding
Gradient options (linear, radial, individual gradient opacity)
New matting options
Border dashes & line cap options (butt & rounded)
8, 16 & 32bpc compatible
Better rotation mechanics (compatible with parented transforms)
Shape options (auto, square, circle)
Full transform controls to animate the box independently from text
Works with vertical, horizontal & 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.
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.
TextBox v2 is not backwards compatible with v1 projects.
Compatible with AE versions CC2018 and up, Windows & Mac.