Script to turn a String value into a Shape/Path

Hi all

I have an open ended project coming up and one of the ideas I had was to write a script that accepts a short String as an input. It would then align a series of primitives in a the shape of the characters in that string through an animation - maybe like the shapes slowly settle into place. Think like a swarm of insect landing to form shapes or, in this case, words.

It seems like a neat little ideas, but I can also imagine it might get SUPER complicated. Sound like a decent idea? And advice on where to start? Is it even possible to create "shapes" so to speak from a string?