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The Script - Part Two

Now we'll use the methods of the Date object to replace our text field with the current time.

Use set variable and enter our text variable name code

In the value field, we enter the methods of the date object and our delimiter character to fill the text field. The format for this is Mydate.method. Your delimiters should be added in quotes. The script in the example is illustrated here:

code = mydate.getFullYear() + ":" + mydate.getMonth() + ":" 
+ mydate.getDate() + ":" + mydate.getHours() + ":" 
 + mydate.getMinutes() + ":" + mydate.getSeconds() + ":0000"

Now close the actions dialog. Highlight the frame with the actions and select Edit > Copy Frames - go to frame two, insert a keyframe and select Edit > Paste Frames. Be sure that your timecode text is two frames long and then go to Edit > Edit Movie to return to the main timeline.

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2000-12-23
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Chris Irving couldn't snap his fingers until he was 22 years old. He develops on Macs primarily... unless held at gunpoint or using Swish. Now 24, Chris snaps often.
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