I truly hope someone can help me. I've been using AE for many years, but when it comes to expressions, I'm an absolute noob (I can pickwhip - that's about it).
I've been charged with building a tool kit for a bunch of IPM (lower thirds, basically) assets - meaning automating the build for non-designers to be able to edit. There's a long string of elements that need to move, and in some instances scale in relation to one another. More specifically, there's a bar underneath everything that will need to scale to the layout length (which I believe I might have workable code for), but on top of that, there's a string of type and shape layers that need to adjust their positions (and in the case of the shape layer - scale). Everything needs to push out from right to left as type elements change. Specifically, at the extreme right is the time expressed as Pacific and then Central, the length of the time will affect the placement of a box (shape layer), who's length is dependent on the the type contained in it. There's then another line of type whose placement is based on the left edge of the box.
I'm at an absolute loss, and would be tremendously appreciative of any help anyone can send my way
Thank you so much