Animated Text Meshes

Yo all,

I’m looking for a method of animating the ‘Text’ object type. As far as I can see, there are no IPO animation curves for this object type so it’d have to be a script. I want to be able to animate the text mid-animation without having to swap out a different object every frame. Something like animating a number from 1 to 50, simply getting the text object to display each number in between per frame. Would be awesome to have some sort of moving numbers flying through the air :smiley:

Before I attempt to crack it myself (I’m terrible at coding so might not get very far), I wonder if anyone out there has a method I could learn from.

Thanks in advance :smiley: You guys haven’t let me down yet!


Here is a BLEND file that shows how to use a script link to change text dynamicaly.


dynamicYear.blend (30.1 KB)

Fantastic, that’s a big step in the right direction. Thanks so much, I’ll post any changes I make, and my animation if I get anywhere with it :smiley:

Thanks again!!