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I'm creating a typewriter effect with animation nodes and I've trouble with figure out how to make text stay inside the 'LCD screen' as I hoped text will stay inside the box but it kept typing over the box. I'm not really sure how can I fix this problem. I hope anyone can help out with this?

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    $\begingroup$ You can use the Boolean modifier to only show the text that intersects a another mesh i.e. a Cube the size of the screen. $\endgroup$
    – rob
    Nov 8, 2018 at 15:54
  • $\begingroup$ I’ve tried with Boolean modifier but it didn’t work. I think it’s could be something to do with animation nodes? $\endgroup$
    – Odizm
    Nov 8, 2018 at 23:25
  • $\begingroup$ How do you want the overflow to be handled? Do you want the text to scale down to fit? Do you want it to be cut? $\endgroup$
    – Omar Emara
    Nov 9, 2018 at 8:45

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Let us say that your writer screen can display at most 20 characters, then we could trim the start of the text by subtracting 20 from the end as follows:

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  • $\begingroup$ Yes! That’s what I’m looked for. Thank you so much! You’re legend. $\endgroup$
    – Odizm
    Nov 9, 2018 at 9:45
  • $\begingroup$ Omar, this is gold. Later, I will have new question about flexing text or making text jump. I will post a question in an hour or so. $\endgroup$ Nov 9, 2018 at 12:44
  • $\begingroup$ @Odizm Please accept the answer if its answers your question. $\endgroup$
    – Omar Emara
    Nov 9, 2018 at 17:11

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