Not played with AL for a while. So decided to have a play. Whilst there are a few (easier) ways to accomplish the task, I just wanted to concentrate on custom script. NOTE, if you do not have 'Lucida Console' font on the computer (which is normally included with windows), it may not work properly without alteration.
This is simply another example of using custom script to manipulate an object, in this case some text. the tcw file is saved as v21, so should open in all modern versions. The custom script is commented so anyone can follow what is happening. It's nothing special, I just wanted to do something different. If it looks a bit 'jerky', it is designed that way (changes every 5 frame), like an old style LED display, except I did not have an LED font on my computer (and works best as monospaced text).
The main oddity found, is that normally Move absolute uses the reference point as shown on screen, however with text, it does not use the displayed reference point (which is the justification of the text), but the centre of extents of character(s). Equivalent to setting justification to centre & middle. Which I didn't know until doing this test.
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